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Cable & Wireless Flows the Caribbean TV shows’ talent

Deals Juan Fernandez Gonzalez 25-02-2017
Three of the Caribbean’s leading film producers will develop pilots for original TV series projects thanks to funding from Cable & Wireless’s Flow and CaribbeanTales Media Group.

HBO awards Latin America exclusive Oscars rights

Programming Juan Fernandez Gonzalez 25-02-2017
Just as the Academy is preparing for its big night, HBO has announced exclusive Latin American rights for nearly half of the nominated films.

Azteca sees pay-off only in Mexico

Media Analysis Juan Fernandez Gonzalez 25-02-2017
Content sales in Mexico are driving most of TV Azteca’s financial activity, while its foreign operations are losing significance.

Advertising dollars to shift to mobile video

Media Analysis Michelle Clancy 25-02-2017
Two-thirds of US consumers watch mobile video daily, meaning that mobile video is gearing up to pass the PC as the preferred platform. And, data suggests that advertisers are taking notice, and preparing to shift ad dollars in response.

Facebook in talks to stream MLB games once a week

Major Businesses Michelle Clancy 25-02-2017
Opening Day for Major League Baseball in the US is 3 April, and Facebook is giving fans a new way to watch.

Scripps stumbles on Q4 earnings but sees a Millennial future

Media Investment Michelle Clancy 25-02-2017
Scripps Networks Interactive has said it is focused on Millennial-friendly interactive services going forward, amid duller than expected fourth-quarter earnings.

MobiTV gains $21MN funding

Major Businesses Editor 25-02-2017
Oak Investment Partners and Ally Corporate Finance have made a $21 million bet on IP-based video delivery solutions provider MobiTV.

Nokia, AT&T conduct 5G streaming tests with DIRECTV NOW

Mobile Editor 25-02-2017
Even before the current next-generation infrastructure is anywhere near complete, work is apace to roll out 5G networks, and the latest project sees Nokia and AT&T in a trial for the latter’s TV provider DIRECTV NOW.

MWC 2017: Netgem launches SoundBox to simplify connected home digital clutter

Online Video Editor 25-02-2017
Telco TV and entertainment solution provider Netgem has launched a new connected device category enabling mobile and TV providers to add value to their bundles.

VR headset market poised for hockey-stick growth

Mobile Michelle Clancy 24-02-2017
VR 24 Feb 2017 The market for virtual reality (VR) headsets is expected to be worth $9.1 billion by 2021, according to forecasts from CCS Insight.

DVB updates technical specification to protect smart TVs from hacking

Security Editor 24-02-2017
At its 85th meeting, the steering board of the Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB) consortium has approved updates to TS 102 809 regarding signalling and carriage of interactive applications and services in hybrid broadcast/broadband.

RTVE February 2017