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Wimbledon first as qualifiers to be served live throughout Europe

Programming Editor 29-05-2017
WimbledonThe traditional Wimbledon fortnight has just been extended by Eurosport, which has announced that from this year it is to show the qualifying tournament across 34 countries in Europe.

Netflix doubles subs in Spain

VOD Juan Fernandez Gonzalez 29-05-2017
Subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) leader Netflix now reaches 3.4% of Spain’s Internet homes, doubling over six months.

ALTBalaji unveils original Tamil series, plans more regional shows

VOD Rebecca Hawkes 29-05-2017
Indian streaming service ALTBalaji has unveiled its first Tamil series, Maya Thirrai, and plans to launch 32 original shows in four languages before the end of 2017.

Icflix adds drama and comedy series for Ramadan

VOD Rebecca Hawkes 29-05-2017
Video streaming service Icflix is bringing viewers across the Middle East and North Africa three series Zel Al Raes, Ward Joury and Caramal to watch on-demand during Ramadan.

MCOT starts 2.6GHz band Thai pay-TV trial

Broadcast Rebecca Hawkes 29-05-2017
Thailand’s state broadcaster MCOT is to embark on a pay-TV service trial using bandwidth in the 2.6GHz spectrum band, according to local reports.

Crackle charts course for original comedy

Programming Michelle Clancy 29-05-2017
Sony Pictures Television Networks’ free, ad-supported streaming network Crackle has announced its next original movie, Party Boat.

Turner, FilmStruck spotlight Gay Hollywood

Programming Michelle Clancy 29-05-2017
Turner Classic Movies (TCM) and FilmStruck are to celebrate Pride Month this June with extensive movie line-ups dedicated to exploring LGBT themes in cinema.

Cine Mexicano adds new action films to the mix

Programming Gabriel Miramar-Garcia 29-05-2017
Top-rated US Spanish-language movie network Cine Mexicano will debut four action films in June.

State Plate has a second-season helping

Programming Michelle Clancy 29-05-2017
Family-entertainment network INSP has announced the second season of the State Plate series, as part of the Destination Fridays programming block.

Odd Mom Out returns for season three

Programming Michelle Clancy 29-05-2017
Bravo Media’s original scripted comedy series Odd Mom Out, starring Jill Kargman, Abby Elliott, Andy Buckley, KK Glick, Sean Kleier and Joanna Cassidy, will return for season three on Wednesday 12 July.

NHL Network unveils deep roster for play-off coverage

Programming Michelle Clancy 29-05-2017
After a thrilling Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Final, the NHL Network is planning up to 68 hours of live programming for the 2017 Stanley Cup Final between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Nashville Predators.

Rapid TV Everywhere - May 2017