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Telia weighs up Bonner Broadcasting buy-out

Media Investment Joseph O'Halloran 26-05-2018
After a welter of speculation in local media regarding the issue, Swedish telco Telia has confirmed that it has been in discussion with Bonnier Broadcasting regarding a potential acquisition.

Natalie Dormer, Mainstreet, FremantleMedia develop drama

Programming Joseph O'Halloran 26-05-2018
Game of Thrones and Hunger Games Actress Natalie Dormer is teaming with UK production company Mainstreet Pictures and FremantleMedia to develop a global event drama based on the life of legendary British actress Vivien Leigh.

France Télévisions to broadcast French Open in Ultra HD

4K/UltraHD Joseph O'Halloran 26-05-2018
In what it says is a ‘spectacular gift’ to celebrate the 30th anniversary of coverage of the event, French public broadcaster France Télévisions is to offer free 24-hour access to Ultra HD coverage of the French Open tennis tournament.
eutelsat 25may2018

Turner, Warner Bros. take SVOD film service to Spain, France

VOD Juan Fernandez Gonzalez 25-05-2018
FilmStruck, the joint venture between Turner International’s Digital Ventures & Innovation Group and Warner Bros. Digital Networks is to launch in France and Spain.

filmstruck app 26 may 2018

OTT tops pay-TV in Spain

Media Analysis Juan Fernandez Gonzalez 25-05-2018
Spaniards have embraced video streaming, driving Netflix and Amazon Prime Video to become real alternatives to pay-TV options.

AMC climbs to the Rooftop to boost VR content distribution

Deals Juan Fernandez Gonzalez 25-05-2018
Rooftop Immersive Studio has reached an agreement with AMC Networks International Southern Europe to aggregate and distribute the broadcaster’s VR content.

Endemol Shine, Major TV crown Celia Cruz with a bio-pic series

Programming Juan Fernandez Gonzalez 25-05-2018
The Queen of Latin music will have her own scripted TV series after Endemol Shine North America and Major TV optioned the rights to her best-selling autobiography Celia: My Life.

Telefónica takes Netflix to European, LATAM TV platforms

VOD Joseph O'Halloran 25-05-2018
In a huge boost for the subscription video-on-demand service across the two regions, leading global telco Telefónica is to integrate Netflix within its TV and video grids across Europe and Latin America.

TelefonicaNetflix 25May2018

Celestial Tiger acquires first and exclusive rights to most-popular Chinese films

Deals Joseph O'Halloran 24-05-2018
Pan-Asian channel provider Celestial Tiger Entertainment (CTE) has continued with its strategy of developing dedicated Asian entertainment, securing first and exclusive pay-TV rights to the top four highest-grossing movies of all time in China.

Rapid TV Everywhere - May 2018