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Digicel names replacement for departing CEO

Cable Juan Fernandez Gonzalez 11-12-2017
Digicel has appointed Alexander Matuschka Greiffenclau as group CEO, succeeding Colm Delves with effect from February 2018.

Movistar, Disney reveal line-up to JV channel in Spain

Deals Juan Fernandez Gonzalez 11-12-2017
Telefónica’s Movistar+ and Disney have unveiled the programming of Movistar Disney ahead of its premiere on 22 December.

ICE boosts IPTV, triple-play in Costa Rica

IPTV Juan Fernandez Gonzalez 11-12-2017
As it continues to extend its fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) network, Costa Rica’s ICE has increased the reach of its IPTV platform and triple-play services.

Nexstar to buy ad giant LKQD for $90MN

Media Investment Michelle Clancy 10-12-2017
Nexstar Media Group has announced plans to acquire ad tech specialist LKQD Technologies, for $90 million in cash.

US local TV advertising to see growth during Olympics, midterms

Media Analysis Michelle Clancy 10-12-2017
Local TV advertising in the US is expected to grow 8% next year to reach $20.8 billion, thanks to a sure-to-be contentious mid-term election season and the Winter Olympics. 

Keshet teams with Radio-Canada

Major Businesses Editor 10-12-2017
As part of an initiative to support the development and international reach of French-language Canadian production, Keshet International (KI) has joined a strategic alliance with Canada's national public broadcaster, Radio-Canada.

Carnival Films firms up executive team

Major Businesses Editor 10-12-2017
NBCUniversal International has made a number of key senior management appointments within its Carnival Films division, one of the UK’s leading drama production specialists.

Arrow TV starts to fly on UK screens

Programming Editor 10-12-2017
Arrow Films, the label responsible for shows such as The Bridge, The Killing and Gomorrah, has formally launched Arrow TV, a specially curated SVOD service available for Amazon Prime members in the UK to watch on Amazon Channels.

No rush to paid-for live streaming with US online video consumers

Online Video Editor 10-12-2017
cogentStreaming 10Dec2017Despite predictions that live streaming television was going to be one of the hottest features in 2017, interest in such services seems to have fallen flat, says research from Market Strategies International.

Sling TV enlarges VOD catalogue with PANTAYA, CuriosityStream, UP

VOD Juan Fernandez Gonzalez 09-12-2017
curiosity sling 09 december 2017The US over-the-top (OTT) service Sling TV has expanded its video-on-demand (VOD) offering by integrating PANTAYA, CuriosityStream and UP Faith & Family content.

Fox Networks appoints Brian Sullivan to top role

Major Businesses Michelle Clancy 09-12-2017
Fox Networks Group (FNG) has promoted Brian Sullivan to president and COO, to oversee revenue and distribution for the Fox Television Group, FX, Fox Sports and National Geographic Partners.

AMC ‘Terror’-ises globe with new thriller

Programming Michelle Clancy 09-12-2017
AMC’s new thriller, The Terror, from executive producers Ridley Scott, David Kajganich and Soo Hugh, is promising to take viewers on a harrowing journey with a series premiere beginning in late March.
Rapid TV Everywhere - December 2017