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Baidu receives $2BN+ offer for stake in iQiyi streaming service

Online Video Editor 13-02-2016
In a move that could shake up the Chinese online video market, the country’s web services giant Baidu has received an offer by senior management for its controlling stake in the iQiyi streaming service.

Wazee Digital announces new West Euro VP of sales & business development

Editor 13-02-2016
Wazee Digital, has recruited Sally Wallington as its new VP of sales & business development for the UK and Western Europe.


Channel 5 rebrands on-demand offering to My 5

VOD Editor 13-02-2016
In the latest of a number of changes since Viacom acquired the UK’s fifth largest broadcaster from Richard Desmond, Channel 5 has now rebranded its Demand 5 video-on-demand service to My5.

NBCUniversal commissions virtual reality short-form series for Syfy

Pay-TV Editor 13-02-2016
The international division of US pay-TV giant NBCUniversal International Networks has commissioned Halcyon, a new short-form scripted series, for its Syfy global science fiction and entertainment channel.

Sony networks get stronger within LATAM across target demographics

Juan Fernandez Gonzalez 13-02-2016
Canal Sony and AXN have seen 31% audience growth in 2015 across Latin America for their target group of viewers aged 18 to 49.

HBO premieres latest seasons of Girls, Togetherness across LATAM

Juan Fernandez Gonzalez 13-02-2016
HBO Latin America is to premiere the latest seasons of Girls and Togetherness to complete a Sunday programming block following Dios Inc and Vinyl.

Mediaset bets on Got Talent in Spain

Juan Fernandez Gonzalez 13-02-2016
FremantleMedia's Got Talent franchise is set to premiere in Spain on Telecinco following worldwide success.

Pay-TV operators benefit from EPG-based Netflix but concerns persist

VOD Joseph O'Halloran 12-02-2016
Even though they are yet to reap clear revenue-generating opportunities, pay-TV operators offering Netflix are negating the threat of cord-cutting says research from IHS Technology.

Streaming start-up We Are Colony begins £500,000 crowdfunding campaign

OTT Editor 12-02-2016
BAFTA-winning filmmaker Sarah Tierney has launched a new funding campaign for online video service We Are Colony.

VOD the new norm in Sweden

VOD Editor 12-02-2016
Given huge impetus by the likes of Netflix in the country, Sweden’s video services are truly in demand as well as on-demand, according to research from GfK.

Meredith taps Ooyala for video performance analytics

Online Video Michelle Clancy 12-02-2016
US media conglomerate Meredith Corp has chosen Ooyala for real-time video engagement and performance analytics.

Industry predictions for 2016

Rapid TV Everywhere February 2016