Rapid TV News

  • SPI/FilmBox inks channel distribution deals across Africa
    by Editor on 18 November 2019 at 09:18

    Following up a splurge of business across Europe, content provider SPI/FilmBox has announced new channel and content distribution deals to deliver eight of its most popular channels to viewers across Africa with Azam TV, MTN Group and habeshaview. […]

  • 5G makes mixed start in London
    by Joseph O'Halloran on 18 November 2019 at 09:13

    The arrival of 5G in the UK was greeted with enthusiasm especially in terms of consumer applications such a video but research has found that in the key London market, 5G services are having issues with consistency and reliability of performance says research from Global Wireless Solutions (GWS). […]

  • Fight Sports acquires exclusive rights to Joshua, Ruiz II
    by Editor on 18 November 2019 at 09:08

    Ever since the shock win by the unfancied Mexican boxer in the first time the two heavyweights took to the ring, fight fans have licked their lips in anticipation of the rematch between Anthony Joshua and Andy Ruiz and CSI Sports-owned Fight Sports is to offer African fans their chance to view. […]

  • Telkomsel takes HBO GO to Maxstream
    by Editor on 18 November 2019 at 08:43

    In a first for the mobile industry in the country, Indonesian telco Telkomsel has inked a collaboration deal with WarnerMedia Entertainment Networks to launch HBO GO on MAXstream, the telco’s one-stop video portal. […]

  • A+E contracts Arqiva to deliver Amazon Prime on-demand content
    by Editor on 18 November 2019 at 08:34

    Media firm A+E Networks EMEA has extended its relationship with satellite and media services provider Arqiva in a deal to provide on-demand content for its Amazon Prime on-demand service in Germany and UK. […]

  • BT regains UK Champions League rights
    by Joseph O'Halloran on 15 November 2019 at 22:27

    Proving again the doubters wrong in taking over the franchise from Sky, and after two years of Liverpool FC-fuelled ratings highs from Champions League finals, BT Sport has netted once again the rights to be the exclusive home of all top flight European club football until 2024. […]

  • Future buys Barcroft to boost original slate
    by Joseph O'Halloran on 15 November 2019 at 21:27

    UK factual TV and digital video production company Barcroft Studios has entered into an agreement that sees its full acquisition by global multi-platform media company Future for £23.5 million in a combination of cash and shares. […]

  • Netflix makes moves into Nordic content
    by Editor on 15 November 2019 at 07:42

    Never to be accused of merely reacting to events after they happen, namely the arrival of the heavyweight DTC players muscling in on its territory, Netflix has taken further steps in beefing up its content portfolio in the key Nordic market. […]

  • AT&T has horror Q3 as US pay-TV continues to bleed subs
    by Editor on 15 November 2019 at 07:21

    In more bad news for the traditional TV industry, a study from the Leichtman Research Group (LRG) has found that the largest pay-TV providers in the US lost about 1.75 million net video subscribers in the third quarter of 2019. […]

  • Addressable advertising set to rocket
    by Editor on 15 November 2019 at 06:57

    After a longer than expected period in its journey from early adoption to mainstream consideration, taking around five years, to proceed addressable TV advertising will leap from $15.6 billion in total worldwide revenue in 2019 to $85.5 billion by 2025 says analyst Rethink TV. […]

  • European cable hits new revenue highs but TV loses out to broadband
    by Joseph O'Halloran on 14 November 2019 at 23:18

    Research from IHS Markit | Technology has revealed a strong 2018 European cable market, with rising consumer demand for broadband services increasing revenues 3% annually to a record high of €24 billion, but the trend shows TV’s grip on the market loosening. […]

  • More than 10MN sign-up for Disney+ on launch day
    by Joseph O'Halloran on 14 November 2019 at 08:28

    It was always predicted to be popular but achieving as many as 10 million sign-ups in the first day of launch was not on the agenda for Disney+, made even more notable given the reported issues that may reported in attempting to register. […]

  • Discovery, Inscape partner on next-gen measurement
    by Editor on 14 November 2019 at 08:25

    Content giant Discovery has announced a strategic partnership with smart TV viewing data provider Inscape to enhance TV measurement across the media company’s US TV footprint. […]

  • Dramacorp-Pampas gains rights to Great Century adaptation
    by Editor on 14 November 2019 at 08:13

    High-end drama origination, development and executive production firm Dramacorp-Pampas Studios has secured the rights to The Great Century book series by Swedish author Jan Guillou, best known for the Hamilton spy-thriller novels. […]

  • Netflix, Nickelodeon ink multi-year output deal
    by Editor on 14 November 2019 at 00:34

    With its direct-to-consumer rivals now very much alive and kicking at its heels, Netflix has hit back in a multi-year output deal with Nickelodeon to produce original animated feature films and TV series. […]

  • Cord-cutter broadband usage surges past 500 GBytes per month
    by Joseph O'Halloran on 14 November 2019 at 00:28

    The OpenVault Broadband Industry report for the third quarter of 2019 has found that cord-cutting in the US is on the increase with the average broadband usage rising rapidly to more than half a terabyte of data per month. […]

  • Testronic achieves Dolby Vision certification
    by Editor on 13 November 2019 at 21:22

    Following what it calls an ‘intensive’ period of training and investment in its Burbank facility, global quality assurance, compliance and localisation services provider Testronic has achieved Dolby Vision certification. […]

  • Broadcasters look to virtual programming to exploit content libraries
    by Editor on 13 November 2019 at 21:09

    More than a third (36%) of broadcasters are failing to utilise their content library despite facing increasing competition from streaming services, according to research by video delivery solutions ATEME. […]

  • ITV to launch addressable advertising platform
    by Editor on 13 November 2019 at 20:59

    The UK’s leading commercial broadcaster ITV has unveiled plans to launch a fully programmatic, premium advanced advertising platform. […]

  • Bitmovin gains access to up to €20MN of EIB funding
    by Editor on 13 November 2019 at 20:51

    With the proceeds set to support R&D and help to scale up its distribution network, video streaming technology provider Bitmovin is celebrating gaining financing of up to €20 million from the European Investment Bank. […]