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IPL 2018: first week draws 371MN viewers in India

Ratings/Measurement Rebecca Hawkes 19-04-2018
IPL 2018 is again making ratings history, having attracted 371 million viewers in India across the Star TV network and Hotstar digital platform to generate the event's highest ever audience in opening week.

IPL graphic 20 April 2017

iQIYI unveils 4K VR integrated headset with 8K playback

4K/UltraHD Rebecca Hawkes 19-04-2018
iQIYI is set to launch an integrated 4K virtual reality (VR) headset supporting 8K (7680*3840) panoramic video playback, saying it will be the first of its kind in the world.

Picnic at Hanging Rock set for binge release

Programming Rebecca Hawkes 19-04-2018
All six episodes of Foxtel's highly anticipated new drama Picnic at Hanging Rock are to be made available to stream from 6 May, the Australian pay-TV operator has announced.

XITE, SpotX launch programmatic advertising solution for linear TV

Ad Tech Editor 19-04-2018
Global video advertising and monetisation platform SpotX has announced a strategic partnership with music television network XITE to launch a programmatic advertising solution for linear TV, with added targeting capabilities.

BT Sport appoints EE exec Stagg to top mobile role

Mobile Joseph O'Halloran 19-04-2018
In a move it says highlights the importance of mobile to its ambitions, BT Sport has announced EE's Matt Stagg to the newly created role of director of mobile strategy.

Sky steams on in Q3, breaking £10BN revs barrier and generating £1.1BN profit

Pay-TV Editor 19-04-2018
Proving yet again why the likes of 21st Century Fox and Comcast are lodging huge bids to bring it under their full control, the Sky money truck has rolled on during its third quarter of the year.

skyQ318 19APr2018

Netflix announces new European content slate

VOD Joseph O'Halloran 19-04-2018
Hot on the heels of announcing its $8 billion investment in content over the next 12 months, Netflix has revealed ten new projects in Europe including seven original series, two documentaries and a film.

Netflix eurocontnet 18Apr2018

Mobile screens essential for live TV services

Mobile Joseph O'Halloran 19-04-2018
The continual expansion of display real estate, faster data speeds, specialised data plans and improved video displays present a real opportunity for live TV streaming services such as Sling TV to be marketed as mobile offers, says research from Strategy Analytics.

LaLiga hikes TV rights price by 30%

Broadcast Juan Fernandez Gonzalez 19-04-2018
Javier Tebas, president of LaLiga, has confirmed it has increased the price for TV rights to the 2019-2022 seasons by 30%.

Rapid TV Everywhere - April 2018