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Starz turns to FCC to intervene in Altice blackout

Major Businesses Michelle Clancy 21-01-2018
outlander 21 dec 2018US premium cable network Starz has gone to the US comms regulator, asking for intervention in its carriage stand-off with Altice USA.

Facebook’s news feed changes see brand videos taking hit

Media Analysis Michelle Clancy 21-01-2018
Facebook’s de-prioritisation of publisher and brand content is already having a negative impact across video metrics, according to social video creation platform Wochit.

TiVo’s patent activities spur investor confidence

Media Investment Michelle Clancy 21-01-2018
Content discovery, video recording and audience insights company TiVo has added a feather to its patent cap, even as the drama with Comcast drags on. Investors reacted favourably in the wake of announcing that its multi-year licensing deal with Google has expanded to include YouTube TV.

Turner, Warner Bros begin FilmStruck international SVOD service in UK

VOD Joseph O'Halloran 19-01-2018
Turner Filmstruck 20Jan2018Turner International's Digital Ventures & Innovation (DV&I) Group is joining forces with Warner Bros. Digital Networks (WBDN) to create launch a new, multi-territory subscription video-on-demand movie streaming service, FilmStruck.

G’Audio launches immersive sound for 360° VR

Infrastructure Michelle Clancy 20-01-2018
G’Audio Lab is launching Sol Livestreaming, which uses spatial audio technology to livestream quality audio for 360-degree video.

ATSC names Fox exec as chairman

Broadcast Michelle Clancy 20-01-2018
The Advanced Television Systems Committee board of directors has re-elected Fox broadcasting executive Richard Friedel as ATSC board chairman for 2018.

Grupo Imagen implements Editshare to support telenovelas, news

Broadcast Gabriel Miramar-Garcia 20-01-2018
Mexico-based media conglomerate Grupo Imagen is implementing Editshare technology to support the production of its telenovelas and news packages.

Vivo adds Netflix to mobile VOD bouquet

Mobile Juan Fernandez Gonzalez 20-01-2018
Telefónica’s Brazilian arm Vivo has included Netflix in its mobile data offering for video streaming consumers.

Telefónica beefs Peruvian TV facilities for Papal visit

Broadcast Juan Fernandez Gonzalez 20-01-2018
Addressing media demands ahead of Pope Francis’s first visit to Peru, Telefónica has reinforced TV broadcasting infrastructure and connectivity services across three press centres in the country.

NATPE 2018: Ecuavisa offers Globo’s telenovela hit

Programming Juan Fernandez Gonzalez 20-01-2018
Ecuador’s free-to-air (FTA) network Ecuavisa has become the first international partner for Globo’s latest soap opera hit, Edge of Desire.

NATPE 2018: Univision, Televisa team for TV pilot programme

Deals Juan Fernandez Gonzalez 20-01-2018
Expanding their unified content strategy, Univision and Televisa have launched a TV pilot initiative to boost development of new original series by independent producers.

MTG sells stake in Trace

Pay-TV Editor 19-01-2018
fashion hero 23 nov 2017As part of its ongoing corporate transition and transformation, Nordic pay-TV company MTG Group has signed an agreement to sell its 75% shareholding in Afro-urban music content provider Trace Partners to equity investment firm TPG Growth.

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