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3 Screen Solutions develops ran FIGHTING app for Amazon Fire TV

Infrastructure Joseph O'Halloran 16-01-2017
ran fighting 16 JanThe sport business unit of the ProSiebenSat.1 Group ran FIGHTING, 7Sports, has revealed that 3 Screen Solutions (3SS) technology is at the heart of its recently launched app for Amazon Fire TV, which went live in December 2016.

AB Group, Prime sign new package deal

Pay-TV Editor 16-01-2017
Prime Entertainment Group has inked a new package deal with French audiovisual group AB for its Trek Outdoor and Toute L’Histoire channels.

EUTELSAT 117 West B fully charged and enters commercial service

Satellite Editor 16-01-2017
Leading satellite operator Eutelsat has confirmed that its second all-electric craft, 117 West B, has entered into full commercial service and is now ready to support customers across Latin America.

Indian TV regulations threaten investment, warns CASBAA

Pay-TV Joseph O'Halloran 16-01-2017
The Asia Pacific region’s trade body for the content creation and distribution industry, CASBAA, has welcomed a judicial review now underway in India concering a proposed extension and tightening of pay-TV rate regulations.

4KUNIVERSE, DiaDem ink ten-year China deal

4K/UltraHD Joseph O'Halloran 16-01-2017
The first 24/7 4K/Ultra HD general entertainment channel launched in North America, 4KUNIVERSE, has signed a ten-year agreement with DiaDem Technologies to distribute the channel throughout China.

SpaceX back with(out) a bang

Satellite Editor 16-01-2017
Almost four months since it halted operations after a launch-pad explosion, satellite operator SpaceX is back in business with the successful launch of a Falcon 9 rocket from the Vandenberg Air Force Base in the US.

tvN Movies launches in Singapore on StarHub TV

VOD Joseph O'Halloran 16-01-2017
With its latest venture in Singapore, tvN Movies, Korean entertainment conglomerate CJ E&M is claiming the launch of the world’s first and only Korean Blockbuster movie channel.

Pay-TV prospers in Sub Saharan Africa as price battles begin

Pay-TV Rebecca Hawkes 16-01-2017
StarTimes is making up ground on Multichoice’s DStv and GOtv pay-TV services, along with Vivendi’s Canal Plus, after disrupting Sub Saharan Africa’s pay-TV sector with keen pricing during 2016, says Digital TV Research.

FreeDish to deliver 104 channels via MPEG-4 set-top boxes

Broadcast Rebecca Hawkes 16-01-2017
India’s public satellite broadcaster Doordarshan plans to issue new set-top boxes (STBs) with MPEG-4 compression technology by the end of March to support the delivery of 104 TV channels.

TV18 Broadcast amalgamates four subsidiaries

Broadcast Rebecca Hawkes 16-01-2017
TV18 Broadcast’s board of directors has approved the amalgamation of four of the Indian media network’s subsidiaries.

Damn fine: Twin Peaks releases new series trailer

Programming Michelle Clancy 16-01-2017
SHOWTIME has released a glimpse of the return of FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper in the new Twin Peaks, which will debut with a two-part premiere on Sunday 21 May.

Industry Predictions for 2017

Rapid TV Everywhere - January 2017