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CC-Lab gains first Sky One Commission

Deals Joseph O'Halloran 20-11-2017
manford 20Nov2017UK-based factual, entertainment and live events specialist CC-Lab has received what it calls an early Yuletide gift in the shape of its first ever commission from Sky One for It’s Christmas live programme, which will be shot in Ultra HD.

Global Listings CEO wins Stevie Award for women in business

Major Businesses Editor 20-11-2017
Thalia Droussioti, founder and CEO of television programme information supplier Global Listings, has been named the winner of the Stevie Award in the CEO category for Women in Business for Female Entrepreneur of the Year in Europe, the Middle East & Africa.

Netflix partners SRK’s Red Chillies for Indian original

VOD Rebecca Hawkes 20-11-2017
SVOD leader Netflix has commissioned an original Indian series from Red Chillies Entertainment, the production house owned by Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan.

Zone Blanche goes global with Amazon Prime Video

Deals Editor 20-11-2017
Yet more popular global content has been added to the Amazon Prime Video roster in the form of hit French eight-episode mystery/thriller series show Zone Blanche.

Amazon Prime Video inks exclusive international output agreement with AMC Studios

Deals Joseph O'Halloran 20-11-2017
In a further ramping up of its current momentum that has bolstered its bouquet, Amazon Prime Video is to become the exclusive home to select AMC Studios series to customers in Germany, Italy, Japan, India, Australia, New Zealand and 22 other territories.

A+E Networks takes on new Woodcut Media series in UK

Deals Editor 20-11-2017
Marking the third series in the franchise which has previously premiered on the channel, A+E Networks UK has commissioned Woodcut Media to produce new factual series Combat Machines for History in the UK.

TV Plus renews distribution services on Intelsat 19

Satellite Editor 20-11-2017
Australian Direct-to-Home television provider TV Plus has renewed a multi-year satellite services agreement to deliver global content to local viewers in its domestic territory and New Zealand via the Intelsat 19 satellite located at 166° East.

Net Insight names board chairman

Infrastructure Michelle Clancy 20-11-2017
Media transport technology firm Net Insight has named Gunilla Fransson as its chairman of the board.

UAE youth hungry for dubbed TV drama daily

Media Analysis Rebecca Hawkes 20-11-2017
Dubbed TV shows from Turkey, Korea and India with romantic or action-based plots have a strong audience base among UAE youth, a study has found.

AngoSat-1 set for space in December

Satellite Rebecca Hawkes 20-11-2017
Angola is preparing for a 7 December launch of its first communications satellite, AngoSat-1, by the Russia Space Corporation Engergia (RKK Energiya).

StarTimes Nigeria entices subscription renewals with festive deal

Broadcast Rebecca Hawkes 20-11-2017
Pay-TV operator StarTimes Nigeria has launched its Christmas promotion, encouraging subscribers to sign up for a second month at half the usual cost.

Skinny TV not yet picking up the slack for pay-TV subs drain

Media Analysis Michelle Clancy 19-11-2017
Pay-TV subscribers in the US are declining at an accelerated rate, but not every segment is being impacted on the same level, while skinny TV distributors are picking up subscribers — but the jury is out on whether it’s enough to sustain programmers as traditional distribution footprints wane.
Rapid TV Everywhere - November 2017