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Splay, Nice One to become SplayOne

Major Businesses Editor 18-06-2018
Hot on the heels of its parent taking full control of the first Nordic YouTube MCN, Nordic Entertainment (Nent Group) companies Splay and Nice One are merge to create a branded entertainment enterprise to be known as SplayOne.

Viacom inks first mobile deal for Paramount+ with Telenor

Mobile Editor 18-06-2018
Leading Nordic telco Telenor has agreed to make the Paramount+ video streaming service available as a premium service to its mobile subscribers in Sweden as part of its new streaming offer.

AT&T-Time Warner merger sets the stage for net neutrality challenge

Major Businesses Michelle Clancy 18-06-2018
The historic decision last week to allow AT&T and Time Warner to merge has created one of the largest vertically integrated media companies in the world – and raises questions when it comes to consumer choice and content access.
att 18 jun 2018

More live World Cup options come to US consumers

Pay-TV Michelle Clancy 18-06-2018
Two more US pay-TV distributors have cranked up live coverage of the World Cup: DISH Network is offering all World Cup 2018 matches in 4K and High Dynamic Range; while Hulu is offering live and on-demand coverage of all World Cup matches on Fox and FS1.

Hispanics drive fútbol viewership in US

Media Analysis Michelle Clancy 18-06-2018
The US has historically lagged behind the rest of the world when it comes to international soccer fandom; but US Hispanic viewers have been a driving force behind a surge of popularity of late, according to Nielsen.

Online takes increased share of all-time high Swedish TV market

Media Analysis Joseph O'Halloran 18-06-2018
Research from Mediavision has found that the Swedish TV market reached new record levels during 2017 with online being the market’s key growth driver, attributable for nearly a quarter of the commercial TV market’s turnover.

Saudi claims beIN is “exploiting” World Cup for political ends

Broadcast Rebecca Hawkes 18-06-2018
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) has accused Qatar’s beIN Media of politicising its broadcast coverage of the ongoing FIFA World Cup, in the latest clash between the two estranged Gulf nations.
World Cup Russia Red Square 18 June 2018

Talpa’s The Story of My Life renewed in Poland, Middle East

Deals Editor 18-06-2018
Following on from what is claimed as international success, Talpa talk show The Story of My Life has been recommissioned for a second season in Poland and the Middle East.

Bavaria Fiction forges exclusive partnership with Wattpad

Deals Joseph O'Halloran 18-06-2018
In what is called a first of its kind deal in Europe bringing data and new voices to Germany’s entertainment market, Bavaria Fiction has become the first and exclusive production partner of global multiplatform entertainment company Wattpad for German-speaking territories.