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HBO outguns Netflix in SVOD customer satisfaction

VOD Joseph O'Halloran 20-01-2017
HBO Now 20 Jan 2017It may have just released robust results for 2016, cementing its leadership in subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) but Netflix is not at the vanguard when it comes to customer satisfaction says Strategy Analytics.

Fox launches location-based entertainment, virtual and augmented reality unit

Pay-TV Joseph O'Halloran 20-01-2017
In a bid to drive its agenda around immersive, next-generation entertainment experiences, Fox has launched a new division, FoxNet, which will work across 20th Century Fox Film and Fox Networks.

Service providers switching focus from linear TV to OTT

Media Analysis Joseph O'Halloran 19-01-2017
More evidence as to the extent of cord-cutting has arrived in the form of research showing that to compete better with the likes of Amazon and Netflix, US service providers are decreasing marketing on their cable, satellite and IPTV products.

Irdeto, Harmonic support CSA3 to enable premium Ultra HD content distribution

Security Joseph O'Halloran 20-01-2017
Aiming to give pay-TV operators the freedom to launch advanced formats like 4K/Ultra HD, Irdeto and Harmonic have launched what they call the world’s first integrated and proven Common Scrambling Algorithm v3 (CSA3).

SPI/FILMBOX targets US with multi-language bundle on Sling TV

VOD Editor 20-01-2017
After many months targeting East Europe and the Middle East with thematic channels, SPI International / FILMBOX Channels Group is now setting its sights on the US through Dish Network’s Sling TV, over-the-top (OTT) streaming service.

Alibaba to launch Olympic sports channel in China

VOD Rebecca Hawkes 20-01-2017
As part of a large sponsorship agreement with the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Alibaba will launch a dedicated, year-round, Olympic sports channel on its digital platform in China.

SPN’s $385MN buyout of Ten Sports cleared by Indian Competition Commission

Major Businesses Rebecca Hawkes 20-01-2017
The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has approved the proposed acquisition of the Zee Entertainment-owned sports broadcaster Ten by Sony Pictures Networks (SPN) India.

Amazon India, OML plan stand-up comedy bonanza

VOD Rebecca Hawkes 20-01-2017
Amazon Prime Video is joining forces with Only Much Louder (OML) to produce 14 stand-up comedy specials in India and release around the world by May 2017.

BBC World leads MENA FTA channels in social engagement

Social TV Rebecca Hawkes 20-01-2017
Among the high level of social media adoption by free-to-air (FTA) channels in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), BBC World has registered the most Facebook likes and Twitter followers among its regional peers.

Spanish restaurants to sue Kitchen Nightmare

Broadcast Juan Fernandez Gonzalez 20-01-2017
A group of 22 Spanish restaurants is preparing a lawsuit against Kitchen Nightmare, to which Atresmedia and Warner Bros International Television have responded by threatening legal action themselves.

Pay-TV in Spain breaks new audience record, thanks to FTA

Ratings/Measurement Juan Fernandez Gonzalez 20-01-2017
Pay-TV growth in Spain continues to drive audience figures, but nearly 70% of total pay-TV viewing time is spent on free-to-air (FTA) programming.

Industry Predictions for 2017

Rapid TV Everywhere - January 2017