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Eros Now extends smart TV footprint with Foxxum

OTT Editor 17-12-2017
eros 17Dec2017Having recently reported a strong first half of its financial year boosted by platform deals with the likes of LG, Eros International has extended its Eros Now over-the-top platform with smart TV solutions provider Foxxum.

Colombia tightens grip on pay-TV piracy

Security Juan Fernandez Gonzalez 17-12-2017
Colombia’s TV authority, ANTV, has fined 150 illegal pay-TV operators since the new set of anti-piracy rules was sanctioned last year.

Pay-TV prices peak in Spain

IPTV Juan Fernandez Gonzalez 17-12-2017
Quint-play packages with pay-TV have increased in price by 15% over the last year, Spain’s Comisión Nacional de los Mercados y la Competencia (CNMC) has revealed.

Globo names new CEO to lead business transformation

Media Analysis Juan Fernandez Gonzalez 17-12-2017
Brazil’s media giant Grupo Globo has appointed Jorge Nóbrega as the company’s new CEO.

BBC broadens Crackle’s SVOD offering in LATAM and Caribbean

VOD Juan Fernandez Gonzalez 17-12-2017
Sony’s subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) platform Crackle is to exclusively deliver three BBC series across Latin America and the Caribbean.

OTT video ad growth triples in one year

Media Analysis Michelle Clancy 16-12-2017
spotx 16Dec2017Video ad serving platform SpotX has seen what it calls ‘explosive’ growth in global over-the-top (OTT) video advertising spend across its platform.

You.i TV extends React Native to Roku, streaming devices

Infrastructure Michelle Clancy 16-12-2017
You.i TV is extending the React Native development framework to streaming devices like Roku, along with consoles and smart TVs, to increase the utility of the Facebook-backed open-source JavaScript project.

Sportsman Channel sees ratings uptick for Q4

Ratings/Measurement Michelle Clancy 16-12-2017
Sportsman Channel has reported significant ratings growth during the fourth quarter of 2017, thanks to original programmes like Pigman: The Series, MCMILLAN and others, as well as the specials #DeerWeek and Racksgiving.

DramaFever brings Korean content to VRV streaming

Deals Michelle Clancy 16-12-2017
Subscription video-on-demand service DramaFever is joining VRV’s line-up of premium streaming channels.

Disney’s Fox deal scrambles the media landscape

Major Businesses Michelle Clancy 16-12-2017
Disney’s move to acquire most of 21st Century Fox for around $66bn promises to reshape the media landscape, while effectively ending an era of dominance for the 86-year-old Conservative-leaning mogul at the top, Rupert Murdoch, in the UK.

Time hits Asia with significant video expansion deal with Qello

Media Investment Michelle Clancy 16-12-2017
Global content monetisation and distribution platform Qello Global has cut a major deal with Time to distribute its video content across a portfolio of brands throughout Asia.

Disney snaps up Fox in sweeping $66BN deal

Major Businesses Michelle Clancy 15-12-2017
In a move that will totally shake up the pay-TV industry and reshape the Rupert Murdoch media empire, the Walt Disney Company has agreed to buy most of 21st Century Fox.

Rapid TV Everywhere - December 2017