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LCD TV panel demand set for fall in first quarter of 2018

4K/UltraHD Editor 17-01-2018
Despite strong demand for LCD panels from South Korean and Chinese TV makers at the end of 2017, implementation of their panel purchasing strategies for Q1 2018 may result in a correction as demand expectations change says IHS Markit.

FRAPA fronts up new format-protection tool

Major Businesses Editor 17-01-2018
As part of its aim to create a safer, more secure legal environment for the multi-billion-dollar global formats industry, the Format Recognition and Protection Association (FRAPA) has announced the next evolution of its online registration system.

BritBox, all3media International team to expand British content streaming service in US

VOD Joseph O'Halloran 16-01-2018
BritBox, the subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) service from BBC Worldwide and ITV, has inked a new third-party deal with content creator all3media International to boost what is claimed as the biggest collection of streaming British TV in the US.

fuboTV selects SpotX for programmatic monetisation of OTT content

Ad Tech Joseph O'Halloran 17-01-2018
fubotv 5 dec 2017Aiming to drive business growth further, video ad serving platform SpotX has inked a strategic partnership with the fuboTV sports-first streaming over-the-top (OTT) service.

Playpilot appoints David Mühle as new CEO to drive expansion phase

Major Businesses Joseph O'Halloran 17-01-2018
Just as it consolidates on its initial funding, recently launched Nordics free search and discovery engine provider Playpilot has recruited David Mühle as CEO to lead its upcoming expansionary phase.

Celestial Tiger roars with 2017 ratings

Ratings/Measurement Editor 17-01-2018
The operator of what it says is the largest bouquet of pan-Asian channels dedicated to Asian entertainment, Celestial Tiger Entertainment (CTE), is claiming ‘stellar’ ratings in 2017 across its five core channel brands in the Philippines, Malaysia and Singapore.

98° hits the Switch for holiday music video

Infrastructure Michelle Clancy 17-01-2018
The band 98° recently released its holiday hit Season of Love, relying on The Switch's Los Angeles studio location and its television production resources to produce portions of the music video.

TV2U expands in LATAM, Asia

OTT Gabriel Miramar-Garcia 17-01-2018
Online video content monetisation firm TV2U has expanded its international footprint with customer wins and major partnerships in both Indonesia and Brazil.

InCoax named MoCA Promoter member

Infrastructure Michelle Clancy 17-01-2018
InCoax Networks has been elevated to Promoter membership status within the Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA), and will also take a position on the MoCA board of directors.

Raine group takes stake in Propagate Studios

Media Investment Michelle Clancy 17-01-2018
Global merchant bank The Raine Group has become a principle investor in indie studio Propagate Content.

Stargate team to develop the Outpost for SYFY

Programming Gabriel Miramar-Garcia 17-01-2018
Former execs behind mega-hit Stargate are developing The Outpost for NBCUniversal International Networks (NBCUIN), which will debut as an original series for SYFY on channels outside the US.

History of Football to air globally ahead of 2018 World Cup

Programming Gabriel Miramar-Garcia 17-01-2018
The HISTORY channel is set to air the History of Football, a 14-day, round-the-clock television event, running globally from 28 May to 10 June.

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Rapid TV Everywhere - January 2018