Rapid TV News

  • CNN sets sail with Modern Explorers
    by Editor on 21 September 2019 at 23:16

    The Modern Explorers, a new CNN series featuring three of the world’s most renowned explorers, is to launch with a 30-minute documentary featuring British adventurer, environmentalist and ecological entrepreneur David De Rothschild. […]

  • Drive gets in gear for global distribution of A Killer’s Mistake
    by Joseph O'Halloran on 21 September 2019 at 21:00

    UK-based independent TV production company FirstLook TV has appointed production-funding and distribution agency Drive to distribute the second season of investigation series A Killer’s Mistake worldwide. […]

  • Miniteve lands in America
    by Joseph O'Halloran on 21 September 2019 at 20:33

    In the latest part of its expansion plan that has seen the pre-schoolers’ subscription video-on-demand service become present in more than 20 countries worldwide, Swedish production company Miniteve is now available in the US on Comcast’s Xfinity X1 and Xfinity Flex bundles. […]

  • TMG, Universum, i&u TV and Wiedemann & Berg merge to become Leonine Film
    by Editor on 21 September 2019 at 20:08

    The new holding company arising from the merger of the former Tele München Group, Universum Film, i&u TV and Wiedemann & Berg Film, also other units of the company, are to trade under the brand of Leonine from January 2020. […]

  • SVOD players to redraw online video landscape
    by Joseph O'Halloran on 21 September 2019 at 08:47

    A survey from HarrisX has revealed that the imminent new entrants to the subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) arena, with Disney+ at the vanguard, are set to redefine the over-the-top market. […]

  • Netflix to spend £400MN on UK content
    by Joseph O'Halloran on 20 September 2019 at 17:30

    The 800lb-gorilla of subscription video-on-demand is about to start flexing its financial muscles in the UK big time, committing to more than 50 projects for a value of more than £400 million, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings has revealed. […]

  • Channel 5, Comedy Central sign on for BritBox
    by Joseph O'Halloran on 20 September 2019 at 17:00

    More good news for the imminent ITV- and BBC-led UK SVOD service BritBox as the service has confirmed that it has struck a deal with Viacom to see the media group’s Channel 5 and Comedy Central make available hundreds of hours of British content from launch. […]

  • Endemol Shine Brazil strikes first series deal with Globosat
    by Editor on 20 September 2019 at 08:18

    Global content creator, producer and distributor Endemol Shine Group has been commissioned in Brazil by the country’s production powerhouse Globosat to produce a primetime run of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. […]

  • NPC Media adopts ATEME for full-IP workflow and multiscreen services
    by Editor on 20 September 2019 at 07:58

    The Nine Entertainment and Seven West Media managed services joint venture, NPC Media, has implemented ATEME’s TITAN solution to offer main screen DTT and TV everywhere OTT channels in SD and HD to viewers across Australia. […]

  • ZEE5 inks integration deal with OnePlus TVs
    by Rebecca Hawkes on 20 September 2019 at 07:00

    Indian video streaming platform ZEE5 has formed a distribution partnership with Chinese smartphone manufacturer OnePlus for its soon-to-be launched smart TV sets, OnePlus TV. […]

  • Lebanon PM closes Future TV
    by Rebecca Hawkes on 20 September 2019 at 06:55

    Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri has suspended Future TV, the free-to-air channel established by his father Rafiq al-Hariri in 1993, due to ongoing financial troubles. […]

  • HBO Sports to debut Paul Basagoita doc
    by Michelle Clancy on 20 September 2019 at 06:50

    HBO Sports is prepping the debut of Any One of Us, a documentary produced by Red Bull Films, chronicling pro mountain biker Paul Basagoitia’s remarkable journey to recovery after a devastating injury. […]

  • Scripps adds eight TV stations to the fold
    by Michelle Clancy on 20 September 2019 at 06:46

    The EW Scripps Company has closed its acquisition of eight television stations in seven markets as part of the divestment mandate relating to Nexstar Media Group’s transaction with Tribune Media. […]

  • FourthWall lifts curtain on Reveal 5
    by Michelle Clancy on 20 September 2019 at 06:36

    FourthWall Media has released Reveal 5, designed to package ad analytics and infrastructure with an updated user experience. […]

  • Germany’s ZDF inks content deal with Prime for docs
    by Michelle Clancy on 20 September 2019 at 06:33

    Germany’s national public broadcaster, Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (ZDF), has acquired a package of documentaries from Prime Entertainment Group. […]

  • Comcast to offer DAZN sports streaming
    by Michelle Clancy on 20 September 2019 at 06:30

    In the latest of a string of almost daily announcements, live sports streaming service DAZN has launched for Comcast customers in the US on the company’s Xfinity Flex streaming service, and will be available on Xfinity X1 this fall for home TV subscribers. […]

  • BET+ launches with full season of First Wives Club
    by Michelle Clancy on 20 September 2019 at 06:23

    US black culture-focused network BET has announced the introduction of the online streaming complement to its linear network. […]

  • VIAVI to launch fibre automated test and measurement solutions
    by Editor on 19 September 2019 at 16:35

    Aiming to tap into what it says is a trend for optical fibre to replace legacy network technology for FTTH, cable, 5G and Ethernet, and as higher speeds push outward from the core to the access, VIAVI Solutions is to launch new automated test and measurement solutions for the technology. […]

  • Eros, Microsoft to develop next generation online video platform
    by Editor on 19 September 2019 at 15:29

    In what is being described as a unique association for the IT giant in the Indian online video space, South Asian entertainment over-the-top (OTT) video platform Eros Now is to build a next generation video platform on Microsoft Azure. […]

  • 4K 4Charity Fun Run at IBC breaks new ground – on two and four legs
    by Editor on 19 September 2019 at 14:49

    Record amounts of sponsors and runners, a world football legend and even a goat all contributed to a hugely successful 4K 4Charity Fun Run at this year’s IBC in Amsterdam. […]