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AT&T acquires Time Warner in $86BN deal

Major Businesses Editor 23-10-2016
hbo go etbIn a deal of such enormity to not only the TV and entertainment industry but also politically, AT&T has bought media and entertainment giant Time Warner.

San Antonio Four documentary draws record ratings

Programming Michelle Clancy 23-10-2016
The US premiere of Southwest of Salem: The Story of the San Antonio Four has broken Investigation Discovery’s (ID) ratings record for best ID FILMS premiere.

1-2-3.tv extends MX1 partnership for home shopping channel support

Infrastructure Michelle Clancy 23-10-2016
German interactive teleshopping broadcaster 1-2-3.tv has extended its contract with global media services company MX1.

NBA to show games in virtual reality

Programming Michelle Clancy 23-10-2016
Marking the first regular schedule of live games delivered in virtual reality by a professional sports league, NBA Digital and NextVR are to live-stream NBA League Pass games.

DreamWorks settles anti-poaching suit for $50MN

Media Investment Michelle Clancy 23-10-2016
Leading global animation studio DreamWorks has settled a suit filed by animators for the sum of $50 million.

Era of linear not dead even as online video surges

Media Analysis Michelle Clancy 23-10-2016
The boom in online video platforms on a global basis is not even a matter of argument any more but linear TV is not about to fade away any time soon, says a report by IHS Markit.

YouTube signing up Big 4 broadcasters for live-streaming service

Major Businesses Michelle Clancy 23-10-2016
YouTube is making progress in signing media giants for its live-streaming service, set to debut next year, including the Big 4 broadcasters.

Paramount Channel enters the Originals trend in Spain

Programming Juan Fernandez Gonzalez 22-10-2016
Viacom has launched Paramount Channel Originals in Spain aiming to drive in-house production through three short films.

Netflix, Telemundo extend worldwide partnership for Spanish-language content

VOD Juan Fernandez Gonzalez 22-10-2016
More Telemundo Spanish-language series and telenovelas are about to land on Netflix on a worldwide scale, although the newest ones will be exclusive to Latin America.

Claro reigns over a steady Colombian pay-TV market

Cable Juan Fernandez Gonzalez 22-10-2016
Times of strong growth seem over for Colombia’s pay-TV market, which keeps adding subs but is overall remaining stable, led by América Móvil’s Claro.

Prime spot for AMC, Equidia content

Deals Editor 22-10-2016
On the back of a strong MIPCOM, French content firm Prime Entertainment Group is celebrating scoring deals with content giant AMC Sundance and distributor Equidia TV.
Rapid TV Everywhere - October 2016