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Third of all EU TV, VOD services specifically target foreign markets

VOD Joseph O'Halloran 26-06-2017
An increasing number of audiovisual media services from within the European Union are targeting foreign national markets, according to research from the European Audiovisual Observatory.

Discovery, TIM team to launch first-ever official Olympic mobile broadcaster service

Mobile Joseph O'Halloran 26-06-2017
In what is said to be a landmark Olympic partnership, bringing the Games to more people across more screens, Italian telco TIM is partnering with Discovery Communications to launch an exclusive new channel for mobile and broadband customers.

Grey Juice Lab expands LATAM presence with Movistar Play Service in Peru

VOD Joseph O'Halloran 26-06-2017
greyjuicelabperu 26june2017 Premium video-on-demand (VOD) content and services provider Grey Juice Lab has further strengthened its relationship with Telefónica after being chosen to provide content and services for the Movistar Play service in Peru.

Sub-Saharan Africa OTT revenues to hit US$640MN by 2022

OTT Rebecca Hawkes 26-06-2017
Over-the-top (OTT) movies and TV content revenues will reach US$640 million in Sub Saharan Africa by 2022 up by a factor of 12 on 2016 ($52 million), according to Digital TV Research.

Sky takes minority £4.5MN stake in V-Nova

Major Businesses Editor 26-06-2017
After just over two years of operation during which time it has counted upon the pay-TV giant as a key customer, video compression firm V-Nova is now the beneficiary of a minority equity stake from Sky.

Kaltura supports launch of next-generation Vodafone TV service in Italy

Major Businesses Editor 26-06-2017
After providing similar support for the telco’s Spanish operations, video technology provider Kaltura has announced that its over-the-top (OTT) technology is seeing use in the launch of Vodafone TV in Italy.

David Gyngell: Ten “has a future” with Gordon, Murdoch at the helm

Major Businesses Rebecca Hawkes 26-06-2017
Australia’s Network Ten is a viable prospect for new owners if investment is made into high quality local television shows, according to David Gyngell, the former boss of rival broadcaster Nine.

Netflix cancels comedy series Girlboss

VOD Rebecca Hawkes 26-06-2017
In the latest of it recent spate of cancellations, subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) leader Netflix has pulled the plug on comedy series Girlboss.

Fox to launch The Orville after NFL doubleheaders

Programming Rebecca Hawkes 26-06-2017
Fox will debut its new science-fiction TV series The Orville in two special screenings on consecutive Sunday nights, launching behind NFL doubleheaders in the US in September 2017.

Hulu: no longer third in a two-horse race

Major Businesses Joseph O'Halloran 25-06-2017
Among the worst fears of all firms is that a competitor arrives from out of the blue and is utterly disruptive to an existing business strategy and takes away what the company expected to gain. This is precisely what happened to Hulu with Amazon; but now the J/V OTT service seems to be turning things around.

Amazon eyes US$2.8MN per NFL ad slot

Major Businesses Rebecca Hawkes 24-06-2017
As it ramps up considerably its TV activities, Amazon is looking to cash in on its offers and is said to be considering a US$2.8 million fee for advertising spots during the Thursday night NFL games it will stream globally to its Prime subscribers.

Rapid TV Everywhere - May 2017