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International expansion, local content, sports rights key for OTT

Media Analysis Editor 17-01-2022

As part of a number of predictions for the entertainment industry in 2022, research firm Ampere Analysis is forecasting that over-the-top (OTT) services will aim to grow their subscriber bases this year by focusing on markets beyond North America and Western Europe and diversifying their content offering.
Ampere scripted 17Jan2022

EBU selects new head of strategy

Major Businesses Editor 17-01-2022
After developing a decade of experience as a media analyst and consultant in the world of digital media, especially in digital broadcasting world, Jonathan Broughton has been appointed head of strategy for the European Broadcast Union (EBU).
EBU Broughton 17Jan2022

First full-fibre broadband Connexin customer cones on stream in Hull

Infrastructure Editor 17-01-2022
Hull-based digital infrastructure specialist Connexin has successfully connected its first customer to its new full-fibre network in East Riding of Yorkshire.
Connexion 17Jan2022

BBC licence fee to be abolished by 2027

Major Businesses Joseph O'Halloran 17-01-2022
Amid the current political turmoil surrounding that it finds itself in currently, the UK government has angered UK media with plans to freeze for the next two years the main source of funding for the BBC, the licence fee, and then ultimately abolish completely over the next six years.
BBC corporate 25March2021

MENA pay-TV revenues set to fall by $1.5BN over next five years

Media Analysis Joseph O'Halloran 17-01-2022
Noting that the industry never had an easy ride in the region, a study from Digital TV Research is forecasting that pay-TV revenues for 20 countries in the Middle East and North Africa region will fall by 38% between peak year 2016 ($3.84 billion) and 2027 ($2.39 billion).
beIN Sport 17Jan2022

GlobalData: Netflix set to see effect of higher competition pressures

Media Analysis Joseph O'Halloran 17-01-2022
Even though it remains the undisputed leading streaming platform, with a 21% share of the US subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) market in 2021, Netflix is showing signs of slowing and, says analyst GlobalData, is going to see an even more challenging 2022.
GlobalData 17Jan2022

DPP publishes metadata recommendations

Infrastructure Faye Sutton 17-01-2022

The DPP, the media industry’s business network, has published Recommendation DPP008 Business to Business Metadata Exchange.

ViacomCBS to boost content distribution migration with CommScope

Infrastructure Faye Sutton 17-01-2022

CommScope and ViacomCBS have announced that ViacomCBS has launched FAVE and migrated its DABL and select SHOWTIME linear channels from satellite to Content Delivery Network (CDN) IP distribution using the CommScope DigiCipher Streaming system.

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