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UKTV finds louder voice with Amazon

Programming Joseph O'Halloran 24-11-2017
daveUK 24Nov2017In what is claimed to be a first for a UK broadcaster, UKTV has made its on-demand programming available to find through voice-enabled search on Amazon Fire TV.

Dreamia signs on for Prime cinema series

Deals Editor 24-11-2017
Keeping up its recent momentum, Paris-based producer and distributor Prime Entertainment Group has inked what it calls a major deal with Dreamia TV channel for more than 150 episodes of its cinema-related series.

Football scores as best value-for-money sport on satellite TV

Pay-TV Louise Duffy 24-11-2017
Despite the last Premier League UK TV deal costing an eye-watering £5.2 billion, new analysis has discovered that football is actually the best value sport for fans to watch only on satellite TV, at just 34p per live game.

Thunderbirds' Lady Penelope puppet to be auctioned for London's Great Ormond Street Hospital

Broadcast Louise Duffy 24-11-2017
Thunderbirds fans are being given a rare opportunity to bid on a Lady Penelope puppet in a charity auction in aid of London's Great Ormond Street Hospital for children next month.

QYOU joins YoufoneTV line-up in Netherlands

OTT Editor 24-11-2017
The emerging YoufoneTV over-the-top service in the Netherlands has beefed up its bouquet in a deal with multiscreen premium content aggregator QYOU Media.

Second-screen viewing booms in France

Mobile Joseph O'Halloran 24-11-2017
Nearly five million people aged four and over in France watch TV programmes live or as catch-up on a computer, tablet or smartphone watch TV on Internet screens each day, a rise of a million in a year according to data from Médiamétrie.

CBS, DISH resolve retrans row

Pay-TV Joseph O'Halloran 24-11-2017
cbs 21 nov 2017After both sides saw the nuclear option of a blackout actually happen, broadcaster CBS and US satellite operator DISH Network have given TV fans a belated Thanksgiving present by resolving their carriage battle.

Espial adds Amazon Alexa support to Elevate

Infrastructure Michelle Clancy 24-11-2017
Espial has added a user interface with voice control, allowing consumers to search, discover and control live TV, on-demand content, and recordings by speaking.

Liberty Global selects UXP for digital transformation

Infrastructure Michelle Clancy 24-11-2017
Liberty Global plc has selected the UXP Systems User Lifecycle Management (ULM) platform as a central component of its digital transformation.

StarTimes to air FIFA Club World Cup in December

Deals Rebecca Hawkes 24-11-2017
Pay-TV operator StarTimes has secured the Sub-Saharan African media rights to air the FIFA Club World Cup tournaments in 2017 and 2018, the first of which kicks off on 6 December.

Eutelsat to support FTA digital TV in Fiji

Satellite Rebecca Hawkes 24-11-2017
Fiji’s free-to-air (FTA) digital TV services are to be expanded following a multi-year agreement between state digital TV infrastructure company Walesi and satellite operator Eutelsat.

ISL opener draws 25MN TV viewers in India

Ratings/Measurement Rebecca Hawkes 24-11-2017
The Hero Indian Super League (ISL) has opened to a packed stadium and 25 million total TV impressions as football champions ATK met last year’s runner-up Kerala Blasters.

Rapid TV Everywhere - November 2017