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XUMO expands channel line-up

Deals Michelle Clancy 19-08-2018
VOD network XUMO has reported a 325% rise in viewership in the past year – and has announced six additional premium channel launches.

The Boise Boys are back in town for series 2

Programming Michelle Clancy 19-08-2018
After Boise Boys delivered solid ratings in its freshman season in the US, HGTV has ordered an additional 13 one-hour episodes of the series.

CuriosityStream launches second branded theatre with Toyota

Ad Tech Michelle Clancy 19-08-2018
Discovery Channel founder CuriosityStream has added Toyota as a branded theatre partner.
curiositystream 19 aug 2018

Disney SVOD poised to rattle Netflix's cage

Major Businesses Michelle Clancy 18-08-2018
Disney is poised to become a tough competitor in the streaming space – a fact that may spell rough times for Netflix going forward.
disney 8Aug2018

Broadband woes drive UK, US consumers to demand SVOD downloads

Media Analysis Michelle Clancy 18-08-2018
Thanks to slow internet connections, four in five SVOD users in the UK and US say the ability to download videos from their favourite service is important to them.

BBC announces AI programming focus

Programming Editor 18-08-2018
As part of its strategy to deploy cutting-edge technology within broadcasting, the BBC has announced that it will bring two nights of experimental programming to BBC based on artificial intelligence.
BBC AI 17Aug2018

FCC extends comments period on US broadband initiatives

Media Investment Michelle Clancy 18-08-2018
The US telecoms regulator has provided a five-business-day extension for comments and reply comments on its Fourteenth Broadband Deployment report, which describes the state of broadband throughout the country.

Ovation beefs up management for premium drama launches and OTT growth

Major Businesses Editor 17-08-2018
In advance of several key programming initiatives and the expansion of its over-the-top services, American arts network Ovation has promoted several key executives and has added staff to its marketing department.
ovation 17aug2018

CBS Reality reveals return of original crime series for autumn

Programming Editor 17-08-2018
AMC Networks International UK and CBS Studios International joint venture, CBS Reality, has announced the return of two exclusive Original commissions, Written in Blood and Evidence of Evil.

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