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Asian OTT video service Viu sets sights on Original productions

VOD Rebecca Hawkes 25-04-2018
PCCW's pan-Asian over the top (OTT) video service Viu is on course to develop 70 original titles this year for its 16 million monthly active users, according to a company executive.

Janice LeeMDPCCWViu Original 26April2018

Sci-fi/fantasy content of choice for Netflix users

Ratings/Measurement Joseph O'Halloran 25-04-2018
Research from Ampere Analysis has revealed that sci-fi and fantasy has displaced comedy and action and adventure to become the genre of choice for users of the Netflix subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) platform.

Magnify forges format deal for When A Designer Knocks

Deals Joseph O'Halloran 25-04-2018
Denmark's TV 2 FRI has commissioned from UK-based formats distribution specialist Magnify Media the first full-series commission for French-Canadian interior design format When a Designer Knocks.

CJ E&M develops Korean formats for international audience

Programming Rebecca Hawkes 25-04-2018
Korean media powerhouse CJ E&M is to develop its role as a regional content creator as well as a curator, with its eye focussed on Korean formats that will work in other Asian territories.

HOOQ adds BBC drama to Indian SVOD service

Deals Rebecca Hawkes 25-04-2018
The HOOQ digital platform has secured a range of BBC dramas including Luther, Maigret and Wolf Hall, for its video-on-demand (VOD) subscribers in India.

Sky withdraws 21st Centruy Fox bid recommendation after Comcast offer

Major Businesses Joseph O'Halloran 25-04-2018
Almost in the immediate wake of Comcast formally making an offer to buy the company, UK pay-TV giant Sky has revoked its previously announced preference for the bid launched by Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox in 2016.


Comcast formalises £22 billion bid for Sky

Major Businesses Joseph O'Halloran 25-04-2018
The gloves are now off, and Comcast has officially jumped into the ring to slug it out with Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox to own pay-TV giant Sky.

Online video subs rise in MENA as pay-TV takes a hit

Media Analysis Rebecca Hawkes 25-04-2018
Pay-TV subscriptions in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) fell 21% in 2017 as a result of political turmoil in the Gulf, according to new research from IHS Markit.

Watching TV tops list of kids’ activities

Media Analysis Michelle Clancy 25-04-2018
The latest Kids Tech Consumer Survey report from Futuresource Consulting has revealed that watching TV remains the activity that children dedicate the most time to.

Rapid TV Everywhere - April 2018