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Pay-TV firms to control 80% of TV revenues by 2022

Pay-TV Joseph O'Halloran 22-06-2017
stratanalytics 21june2017Despite the success of Netflix, Amazon and others in building audiences for subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) services, these players still only accounted for 8% of the US market for subscription video and TV services in 2016, says research from Strategy Analytics.

Consumers expect virtual screens to start replacing TVs, cinemas in under a year

Infrastructure Editor 22-06-2017
More than two-thirds of consumers believe that virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) will become mainstream in media, education, work, social interaction, tourism and retail, according to the latest Ericsson ConsumerLab report.

DMC claims Europe’s first fully virtualised platform for all-IP video

Infrastructure Editor 22-06-2017
European media gateway provider DMC has launched its full-IP virtualised playout platform which it says provides a step-change in industry innovation and enables its customers to benefit from the agility and flexibility of an IP-based world.

Blue Ridge expands TV offer after SeaChange upgrade

Infrastructure Rebecca Hawkes 22-06-2017
US cable TV service provider Blue Ridge Communications is set to support Mid Atlantic subscribers’ connected devices after adopting SeaChange’s Adrenalin multiscreen video back office solution.

fuboTV adds CBS programming to streaming service

OTT Rebecca Hawkes 22-06-2017
US sports-centric streaming platform fuboTV has sealed a deal with CBS to add its sports and entertainment channels to its live service.

Telestream unveils video automation tool for social media delivery

Social TV Rebecca Hawkes 22-06-2017
Digital media workflow developer Telestream has announced an automation platform to aid broadcasters quickly deliver quality video content to social media platforms.

ITV Studios acquires Sweden’s Elk Production

Major Businesses Rebecca Hawkes 22-06-2017
ITV Studios has added Swedish production company Elk to its expanding portfolio, in a deal which will see the UK company become format partner for its Swedish counterpart’s hit shows.

WME-IMG, Village Roadshow join Perfect World for Chinese film, TV JV

Major Businesses Rebecca Hawkes 22-06-2017
WME-IMG and Village Roadshow Entertainment are teaming up with Chinese media company Perfect World Pictures to launch a joint-venture film and TV production company in Beijing.

Eros allies with Pana for Indo-Turkish co-productions

Deals Rebecca Hawkes 22-06-2017
Bollywood studio Eros International has entered a co-production pact with Turkey’s Pana Film, owned by Turkish actor Necati Şaşmaz.

Mediaset regains Telefónica’s stake in its pay-TV business

Media Investment Juan Fernandez Gonzalez 22-06-2017
Mediaset Italia has acquired the 11.1% of Mediaset Premium held by Spanish telco Telefónica.

Woodcut carves out new doc series for Quest

Deals Editor 22-06-2017
UK indie Woodcut Media has been commissioned by Discovery’s UK free-to-air (FTA) factual entertainment channel, Quest, to produce a new documentary series.

Rapid TV Everywhere - May 2017