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Disney, Altice trade barbs over US retrans row

Deals Michelle Clancy 24-09-2017
espn 24 sept 2017ESPN and its owner, the Walt Disney Company, are threatening to pull their networks from Altice USA’s Optimum customers in the latest carriage fee dispute in the US.

Channel 4, AMC begin production on series three of Humans

Programming Editor 24-09-2017
Building on a second series that achieved a consolidated audience of 3.4 million viewers to its launch episode for the UK broadcaster, Channel 4 has begun production on the latest series of dystopian sci-fi drama Humans.

TV One plans A Different World marathon for 30th anniversary

Programming Michelle Clancy 24-09-2017
African American TV specialist TV One will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the premiere of iconic Cosby Show spin-off A Different World with a 14-hour marathon.

Telemundo brings Latin music stars to hurricane, earthquake telethon

Programming Gabriel Miramar-Garcia 24-09-2017
US Spanish-language channel Telemundo has announced that top Latin music stars will join its Todos Unidos telethon benefit for the victims of recent natural disasters in Mexico, Puerto Rico, Texas and Florida.

ViralGains gets cash injection to boost machine-learning ad offer

Media Investment Michelle Clancy 23-09-2017
viralgains 23 sept 2017ViralGains, which bills itself as a ‘video advertising journey platform’, has snagged $13.5 million in a Series B round.

Golden Karavan sets wheels in motion to shake up Indian OTT market

OTT Editor 22-09-2017
Leading entertainment executives from the US and India have announced the launch of Golden Karavan, which observers are already calling the potential Netflix of India.

Skinny TV could be the key to cord-cutting

Media Analysis Michelle Clancy 23-09-2017
Pay-TV losses in the US could get very ugly, depending on how many households decide to go with skinny bundles in the next year or so and research from RBC Capital Markets suggests that this could be a significant number.

‘Booming’ UK creative industries can underpin the country’s growth

Media Analysis Joseph O'Halloran 22-09-2017
Despite Brexit uncertainty clouding future economic growth, the UK’s booming creative industries could be worth £128.4 billion to the UK economy by 2025 and create up to a million new jobs by 2030, says an independent review of the sector.

BBC Worldwide appoints 560 Media for rights-revenue collection

Major Businesses Joseph O'Halloran 22-09-2017
Signalling the corporation’s new one-stop approach to secondary rights, BBC Worldwide (BBCWW) has signed a secondary-rights management deal with UK-based global rights collection agency 560 Media.

Nielsen, clypd partner on ad targeting for linear TV

Ratings/Measurement Michelle Clancy 23-09-2017
In an effort to bring personalisation to linear TV ads, measurement firm Nielsen is to collaborate with clypd, an audience-based sales platform for television networks.

UHD Alliance president leads speakers’ panel at Malaga 4K-UHD Summit 2017

4K/UltraHD Juan Fernandez Gonzalez 23-09-2017
The recently-elected UHD Alliance president, Michael Zink, will be part of the speakers’ panel analysing the Ultra HD industry at the third edition of the 4K-UHD Summit.
Rapid TV Everywhere - September 2017