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New streaming platform for Turner as it nets exclusive US multi-platform rights to Champions League

Deals Joseph O'Halloran 17-08-2017
champions league 5 June 2017In a huge boost for the tournament and game as a whole in the US, Turner has acquired a three-year multi-platform rights agreement for the exclusive presentation of the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League beginning with the 2018-19 season.

Xstream launches new monetisation tool

OTT Editor 17-08-2017
Over-the-top and TV everywhere enabler Xstream has launched a new customer engagement tool designed to enable OTT and online TV providers to accelerate video content revenue streams; also launches business analytics tool.

Nowo taps Amazon Web Services to drive OTT video

Infrastructure Joseph O'Halloran 17-08-2017
Leading Portuguese telco Nowo has revealed that it is running a unified head- end with AWS Elemental video processing to power a new range of digital cable and over-the-top (OTT) video services.

HBO hacks itself in Europe

OTT Juan Fernandez Gonzalez 17-08-2017
In the latest embarrassing leak of the current series of Game of Thrones, HBO España and HBO Nordic have unintentionally released the sixth episode of latest season ahead of the scheduled worldwide premiere.

‘Unprecedented’ annual decline as US pay-TV loses nearly a million subscribers in 2Q 2017

Pay-TV Editor 17-08-2017
Even though the market managed to keep losses below the symbolic one-million threshold, the legacy pay-TV multichannel universe in the US lost a record number of customers in the quarter ended 30 June according to data compiled by Kagan.

Travails in traditional TV see H1 revenues rise strongly but profits drop for Kudelski

Major Businesses Joseph O'Halloran 17-08-2017
It has been a mixed first half of 2017 Kudelski Group which has grown consolidated revenues by 12.7% reaching $545.7 million, but also $6.7 million in operating profit, a decline of $27.3 million compared with the first half 2016.

Apple reportedly creating billion dollar budget for original content

Major Businesses Michelle Clancy 17-08-2017
CE giant Apple has reportedly created a budget of $1 billion for original content for the next year to beef up its TV offer.

4C Insights reaches $1BN in media spend

Ad Tech Michelle Clancy 17-08-2017
Software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform provider 4C Insights has passed the milestone of $1 billion in annual media spend across its cross-channel advertising platform.

Brazilians increase complaints on pay-TV

Broadcast Juan Fernandez Gonzalez 17-08-2017
Pay-TV is the second-rated telecom service which Brazilians complain most about and the only one which doesn’t seem to be improvingits performance.

Vizio adds Google Play Movies & TV to smart TVs

OTT Michelle Clancy 17-08-2017
TV set maker Vizio has added Google Play Movies & TV to its line of Internet Apps Plus smart TVs, granting viewers access to tens of thousands of new release movies and next-day TV shows to rent or buy via a TV.

ID to air The Klan on Trial in wake of Charlottesville tragedy

Programming Michelle Clancy 17-08-2017
In light of the tragic events in Charlottesville, true-crime network Investigation Discovery (ID) will encore an episode of its series Hate in America, about white supremacy.

Rapid TV Everywhere - August 2017