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FCC opens independent programming rulemaking

Deals Michelle Clancy 30-09-2016
US regulator the FCC has issued a notice of proposed rulemaking to re-examine pay-TV programming distribution contracts that impede carriage of independent and diverse programming.

OWN closes Q3 with record ratings

Ratings/Measurement Michelle Clancy 30-09-2016
Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) closed out the third quarter of 2016 delivering its highest-rated, most-watched and highest-ranking quarter in network history.

Underground kicks off US African-American History Museum opening

Programming Michelle Clancy 30-09-2016
WGN America’s original series, Underground, which tells the unflinching story of enslaved people who risked their lives to reach freedom — made history Monday when it became the inaugural public programme presented at the Smithsonian’s new National Museum of African American History and Culture.

AIMS logs summer membership spike

Infrastructure Michelle Clancy 30-09-2016
During the months of July, August and into September, more than 15 new member companies joined Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS), including Canon, Ciema, Gefel, Harman, LiveU and tcp.

Freestyle acquires Street Level film rights

Deals Michelle Clancy 30-09-2016
Byron Allen’s Freestyle Digital Media has acquired the North American rights to the upcoming dramatic action movie, Street Level.

Panasonic, OmniAccess pioneer high-speed satellite for yachts

Satellite Michelle Clancy 30-09-2016
The XTS extremely high throughput satellite network for multiple mobility markets is now available.

Foxtel may court Netflix and Stan for new STB

VOD Rebecca Hawkes 30-09-2016
Australian pay-TV operator Foxtel is considering adding rival streaming services such as Netflix and Stan to its new set-top box.

Edgeware TV to serve 4K content to PCCW

4K/UltraHD Rebecca Hawkes 30-09-2016
Content delivery technology company Edgeware has been picked by Hong Kong’s PCCW to deliver 4K video-on-demand (VOD) content to its nowTV, now Player app and ViuTV services.

Starz Play, STC join for mobile streaming in Saudi

VOD Rebecca Hawkes 30-09-2016
Starz Play has teamed up with mobile operator STC to offer digital film and television content to its customers across Saudi Arabia.

GoQuest seals distribution deal with Arré

Deals Rebecca Hawkes 30-09-2016
GoQuest Media is set to distribute and monetise shows from digital media producer Arré, following a tie-up between the two Indian content companies.

Movistar expands Ultra HD content offer

4K/UltraHD Juan Fernandez Gonzalez 30-09-2016
Following its agreement with Arris for its Ultra HD set-top boxes (STBs), Telefónica’s Movistar has announced that it will be producing 4K content from 2017.

Rapid TV Everywhere - September 2016