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BritBox, all3media International team to expand British content streaming service in US

VOD Joseph O'Halloran 16-01-2018
britbox 16Jan2018BritBox, the SVOD service from BBC Worldwide and ITV, has inked a new latest third-party deal with content creator all3media International to boost what is claimed as the biggest collection of streaming British TV in the US.

Ultracast taps Tata to helm virtual reality expansion

Infrastructure Editor 16-01-2018
Immersive technology platform provider Ultracast has selected network, cloud and security services firm Tata Communications to power the international expansion of its 360° video and virtual reality (VR) platform.

Zig Zag Productions signs with ICM Partners

Major Businesses Editor 16-01-2018
One of the UK’s leading indies, Zig Zag Productions has returned to ICM Partners as its talent agency in the US as it continues its expansion in the country.

CABSAT 2018: Rohde & Schwarz develops IP-based DTH platform for ONT Tunisia

Satellite Editor 16-01-2018
Leading satellite service operator, Arabsat has revealed details of its choice of Rohde & Schwarz to build an IP-based TV broadcast platform for Tunisian broadcaster, Office National de Télédiffusion (ONT).

CABSAT 2018: MENA online video market set for 22% growth over next five years

Media Analysis Joseph O'Halloran 16-01-2018
EY videonmics 16Jan2018Even if to date its TV market has long been dominated by free-to-air (FTA) channels, the MENA region’s large youth population, fast-improving mobile connectivity as well as the flood of new streaming platforms into the market will drive growth in online video, says a report from EY.

CABSAT 2018: Abu Dhabi Media taps Imagine to upgrade broadcast centre

Infrastructure Editor 16-01-2018
As it looks to introduce developments such as 4KTV and HDR across the MENA region, Abu Dhabi Media has embarked upon a major enhancement of its central technical facilities.

IPL 2018 Retention attracts eight million viewers

Ratings/Measurement Rebecca Hawkes 16-01-2018
The IPL 2018 Retention event, recently broadcast in India for the first time in its ten-year history, has given Star India a cause for celebration after gaining a multiplatform audience of 8.1 million.

CBeebies’ Hey Duggee passes 1BN video views in China

OTT Rebecca Hawkes 16-01-2018
CBeebies preschool series Hey Duggee has hit over one billion views in China in under a year since it first launched on the country’s leading video streaming platforms.

CABSAT 2018: du seals uplink deal for ADM’s Arabic NatGeo Kids channel

Satellite Rebecca Hawkes 16-01-2018
Abu Dhabi Media (ADM) is showcasing its new television channel NatGeo Kids Abu Dhabi after agreeing an uplink partnership deal with UAE telco du.

AsiaSat unveils hybrid IP, OTT video platform

Satellite Rebecca Hawkes 16-01-2018
AsiaSat has launched a hybrid satellite/IP platform and an over-the-top (OTT) video delivery service to support Wi-Fi access in rural areas.

The Big Picture grows for Fox in Turkey

Programming Rebecca Hawkes 16-01-2018
Fox Turkey has added 65 episodes to the Talpa TV format The Big Picture, currently in its second season in the country.

Acorn TV to bring Agatha Raisin back for series two

Deals Michelle Clancy 16-01-2018
Acorn TV has announced its first series commission of the year with the green light of the second series of one of its most popular series, the mystery Agatha Raisin.

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