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Prime numbers new distribution deals

Deals Editor 22-01-2017
Prime Entertainment Group has begun the new year by enlarging its catalogue with over 160 hours of fresh new programmes.

Sky Atlantic commissions new original dramas

Pay-TV Editor 21-01-2017
The drama arm of the UK’s leading pay-TV channel, Sky Atlantic, has announced the commission of two Sky original productions.

TCB Media Rights scores trio of North American deals

Deals Editor 21-01-2017
Ramping up what it claims is its growing expertise as a bridge between premium UK and North American factual content, rights-ownership and distribution company TCB Media Rights has closed transatlantic sales for three of its best-selling titles.

JBA beefs up executive search management team

Major Businesses Editor 21-01-2017
Broadcast and technology stalwart Sally Wallington has teamed up with JBA Executive Recruitment, the internationally focused executive search firm dedicated to the broadcast, media and entertainment markets since 2003.

BT Sport ends free bundling

Pay-TV Editor 21-01-2017
After establishing itself since 2013 as a real rival to Sky in premium sport, especially with Premier League and Champions League rights, BT Sport is to lose one of its key attractions: its free bundling with BT Broadband.

AT&T adds 200K DirecTV Now subs

OTT Michelle Clancy 21-01-2017
Telco giant AT&T has beaten analysts' expectations for Q4 2016 to add net new pay-TV customers for the first time in seven quarters.

Van Wagner Sports taps Facilis for video storage

Infrastructure Michelle Clancy 21-01-2017
Van Wagner Sports and Entertainment Productions has selected Facilis TerraBlock shared storage systems to produce big screen content for its onsite production departments, and offsite during major sporting events.

Encompass integrates with Fastly for OTT delivery

Infrastructure Michelle Clancy 21-01-2017
Encompass Digital Media has announced a global integration partnership whereby it will incorporate Fastly's media and streaming video delivery capabilities into its end-to-end OTT solution.

El Salvador opts for ISDB-Tb DTT

Broadcast Juan Fernandez Gonzalez 21-01-2017
After suspending the DTT plan in 2014 and rebooting the entire process last year, El Salvador has again chosen ISDB-Tb as its digital standard.

Discovery connects to Spain’s pay-TV body

Deals Juan Fernandez Gonzalez 21-01-2017
Discovery has joined Conecta, Spain’s association of themed pay-TV channels.

Movistar completes LATAM OTT expansion

OTT Juan Fernandez Gonzalez 21-01-2017
Telefónica has launched Movistar Play in Ecuador, finalising expansion plans that have brought the over-the-top (OTT) service to eight Latin American countries in the past year.

Industry Predictions for 2017

Rapid TV Everywhere - January 2017