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US broadband adoption leaves Europe behind

Infrastructure Michelle Clancy 21-08-2018
Despite many countries in the continent being very early and widespread adopters of fibre networks, Europe is lagging behind the US in average cable broadband usage, with consumption up 31% in the past year.
broadband 21Aug2018

Star India prepares African channel launch

Broadcast Rebecca Hawkes 21-08-2018
Sub Saharan Africa is set to receive a tailored HD English language channel called Star Life on 27 August from 21st Century-owned broadcaster Star India.

Fun Union sells kids’ content to US, UK, Asia

Deals Rebecca Hawkes 21-08-2018
Hong Kong-based children’s animation house Fun Union has sealed content distribution deals with PCCW’s Now TV, the UK’s ITV, and North American digital platforms Kabillion and PlayKids.

ITV acquires Jeremy Wade’s Mighty River from Icon Films

Deals Editor 20-08-2018
UK independent TV production company Icon Films has won a contract from leading UK commercial broadcaster ITV for a new series featuring River Monsters star Jeremy Wade.

Fewer than a tenth of Netflix homes log in using another’s password

VOD Joseph O'Halloran 20-08-2018
Password sharing has been slammed by pay-TV providers as a key driver for the cord-cutting that has hit their business, but a new report published today by Ampere Analysis suggests that  amongst Netflix users at least it is not as prolific as many believe.
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Mediability inks strategic Nordics partnership with Grass Valley

Infrastructure Editor 20-08-2018
Giving its customers across the region access to the full products portfolio of the technology provider, including the former Snell Advanced Media (SAM) product lines, Mediability has signed a Diamond Partner agreement with Grass Valley for its Nordics operations.

China’s TV programming market now second only to the US

Media Analysis Joseph O'Halloran 20-08-2018
Research from IHS Markit has found that China has overtaken the UK in the TV programming industry, becoming the second-largest market in the world after the US.

IMG kicks off OTT Serie A football pass in LATAM

OTT Editor 20-08-2018
As the new top-flight Italian football season kicked off, with Cristiano Ronaldo adding his stardust to the league, IMG has introduced a global over-the-top subscription service delivering live coverage of every Serie A game in Brazil and across Latin America.
serieapass 20august2018

Stringr gets Brightcove on the line

Infrastructure Michelle Clancy 20-08-2018
Stringr, an ad marketplace that allows media organisations to buy video footage from both amateur and professional videographers, has adopted the Brightcove video platform.

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