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The first quarter of 2016 was not a good one for pay-TV subscriptions in the United States, according to the latest SNL Kagan quarterly compendium of subscriber totals across segments.
Amazon has launched Amazon Video Direct (AVD), which allows video content owners to specify a range of different business models to generate revenue from their content.

Saved by a superhero: Twenty-First Century Fox has reported quarterly earnings in line with Wall Street expectations, thanks to the box-office hit Deadpool and with its TV business doing well also.
Proving that investing in flagship sport pays off, CBS has reported what it says is an all time high in operating income for its first quarter of 2016.

After weeks of speculation, investors learned this week of Rovi Corp’s plans to acquire TiVo for about $1.1 billion.
In stark contrast to stuttering Silicon Valley peers such as Apple and Twitter, social media giant Facebook has posted strong financial results given a spur by expansion into video.

The management team of SintecMedia has teamed with private equity firm Francisco Partners to acquire the broadcast management software provider from its existing shareholders including Riverwood Capital.

Global content business FremantleMedia has taken an equity stake in fast-growing digital football media start-up Squawka.