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cbs 21 nov 2017After both sides saw the nuclear option of a blackout actually happen, broadcaster CBS and US satellite operator DISH Network have given TV fans a belated Thanksgiving present by resolving their carriage battle.

In a move that will bring customers over 50 original series, and, says the company, make good on group chief executive Jeremy Darroch’s pledge to increase investment in original productions by 25%, Sky has committed to a new programming slate for 2018, including eight new commissions.

Two developments on the US regulatory front this week portend a shake-up in the video industry landscape in the country.

Econet Media’s Kwesé TV has added the contemporary music and lifestyle channel Hip TV to its African television platform.

In a boost to its ambitions within Asia, Korean media and entertainment conglomerate CJ E&M’s tvN Asia channel is claiming pay-TV leadership in city state Singapore. 
serena 17 nov 2017Amazon has secured a broadcast deal for elite tennis in the UK, with a five-year, $40 million agreement for exclusive rights, leading to speculation that the deal is a precursor for a tilt at the crown jewels – Premier League football.

A two-month long strike will end on Wednesday (15 November) at South Korea’s Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) following the dismissal of president Kim Jang-kyom.

Just like with other US pay-TV providers, customer retention has proved a tough task for DISH Network with net subscribers down 129,000 and key KPIs flashing red lights in the third quarter of 2017.