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LaLiga to kick off standalone sports OTT service

OTT Juan Fernandez Gonzalez 17-02-2018
laligatv 11oct2017The Spanish football league, LaLiga, is to launch an over-the-top multi-sports streaming service.

Hallmark Channel swoons for ratings with Valentine’s Day lead-up success

Ratings/Measurement Michelle Clancy 17-02-2018
Hallmark Channel in the US concluded its Countdown to Valentine’s Day stunt this past weekend, capping off three love-themed original film premieres with a 2.3 household rating.

SYFY WIRE to livestream Comic Con

OTT Michelle Clancy 17-02-2018
Live events specialist ReedPOP has added SYFY WIRE as its exclusive livestream partner for three of ReedPOP’s biggest shows: Emerald City Comic Con, Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2) and the New York Comic Con.

Travel Channel picks up Expedition Unknown for mid-season renewal

Programming Michelle Clancy 17-02-2018
Travel Channel’s Expedition Unknown with archaeologist and explorer Josh Gates has been renewed mid-season for 14 new hour-long episodes with production on the new season slated to begin this spring.

Spanish pay-TV growth rolls on

Pay-TV Juan Fernandez Gonzalez 16-02-2018
For the sixteenth quarter in a row, Spain's pay-TV providers have increased their respective subscriber bases, according to the Comisión Nacional de los Mercados y la Competencia (CNMC).

Orient Hontai becomes Mediapro's major shareholder

Major Businesses Juan Fernandez Gonzalez 16-02-2018
Televisa, Torreal, and Mediavideo have just confirmed an agreement to sell its shares in Imagina (Mediapro) to the Chinese investment fund Orient Hontai.

Movistar+ hoops All Star basketball exclusivity

Programming Juan Fernandez Gonzalez 16-02-2018
Pay-TV provider Movistar+ will be the only player live broadcasting the NBA All Star 2018 in Spain over the weekend.

NEP opens office in Spain

Infrastructure Juan Fernandez Gonzalez 16-02-2018
Aiming to strengthen its local presence in the live sports production market, NEP Europe and Media Solutions has opened an office in Spain.

Globo soap operas make it to the Berlinale

Deals Juan Fernandez Gonzalez 16-02-2018
Reaching out to international partners to co-produce content, Globo is bringing its latest soap operas to the Berlinale.

FTTH 2018: European fibre shows 20% annual subs growth

Infrastructure Joseph O'Halloran 16-02-2018
FTTH18 15Feb2018In great news for the region's development of high-quality broadcast applications over IPTV networks, research from IDATE for the FTTH Council Europe has revealed substantial yearly growth in both fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) and fibre-to-the-building (FTTB) subscribers in Europe.

Eutelsat hits revenue headwinds in first half-year

Satellite Editor 16-02-2018
It may have maintained a high level of profitability in the period, but as with other operators of its kind right now, satellite firm Eutelsat has reported disappointing revenues in the first half of its current financial year.

SPI seals India distribution deal with Sony LIV

Deals Rebecca Hawkes 16-02-2018
Sony Pictures Networks (SPN) India is adding seven channels from SPI to its digital platform Sony LIV at the end of the month.

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Rapid TV Everywhere - February 2018