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Bobbles begins to deliver entertainment to Indian Europe-based expats

Programming Editor 22-02-2017
bobble 22 Feb 2017 What is claimed to be Europe‘s biggest, most affordable Indian TV package on satellite is now available to the various expat communities dotted around Europe via bobbles.tv.

Nordic World closes content deals across home territories

Deals Editor 22-02-2017
One of Scandinavia’s leading content distribution brands, Nordic World, has closed a string of deals with broadcasters in Norway and Finland for more than 120 hours of TV4 Sweden content.

Amazon throws Fire TV stick out to UK, Germany and Japan

Online Video Editor 22-02-2017
Following the product’s successful launch in the US, e-commerce giant Amazon has identified the next key markets launched its Fire TV product.

YuppTV takes ETV Telugu to US

Deals Rebecca Hawkes 22-02-2017
ETV’s Telugu is now available in the US after the Indian broadcaster entered an exclusive streaming partnership with south Asian over-the-top (OTT) video service YuppTV.

MTN-Irancell launches mobile TV app

Mobile Rebecca Hawkes 22-02-2017
MTN-Irancell has become Iran’s first telecommunications operator to offer mobile TV services following the launch of its online app Lenz.

BBC sells factual content to Korea’s JTBC

Deals Rebecca Hawkes 22-02-2017
South Korea’s Joongang Tongyang Broadcasting Company (JTBC) is acquiring a range of BBC natural history, science and technology and documentary series for its cable TV platform.

Verizon takes $350MN from Yahoo purchase price

Major Businesses Michelle Clancy 22-02-2017
The data breach involving 500 million Yahoo accounts has led to Verizon finalising a deal to buy Yahoo’s core Internet business for $350 million less than the original price of $4.83 billion.

Tru Optik, LiveRamp partner on targeted OTT ads

Ad Tech Michelle Clancy 22-02-2017
Tru Optik is partnering with LiveRamp to allow brands to use first-party data — including email, CRM, offline and cookie-based data — to create targeted over-the-top (OTT) and connected TV advertising campaigns.

Daniela Magún brings fashion smack-down to Discovery Familia

Programming Gabriel Miramar-Garcia 22-02-2017
Mexican singer and fashionista Daniela Magún has joined up with Discovery Familia with Mi Estilo, Tu Estilo.

YouTube to sunset 30-second unskippable ads

Ad Tech Michelle Clancy 22-02-2017
Online giant YouTube has announced that as of 2018 it will no longer serve 30-second unskippable ads on its platform.

Nearly three-fifths of global consumers watch mobile vids daily

Mobile Michelle Clancy 22-02-2017
Video viewing has exploded on mobile devices, with an average of 57% of consumers globally watching videos on a mobile phone every day.

Industry Predictions for 2017

RTVE February 2017