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Star Times sues Ghana over cancelled contract

China’s Star Times Group is suing the Government of Ghana for $200 million over a cancelled – and allegedly – wrongfully terminated contract. The agreement covered the building and establishing…

Free Ashes cricket on NOW TV

Free Ashes cricket on NOW TV

Cricket fans can watch the first day of the Investec Ashes series between England and Australia with a free NOW TV Sports Day Pass. After winning a thrilling one-day series…

Employment and exports boom for UK creative industries

Finding released by the Department for Culture Media and Sport (DCMS) reveal employment within the UK’s creative industries is increasing at more than twice the rate of the wider UK…

A + E Networks launches Lifetime SVoD

A+E Networks has launched Lifetime Movie Club, the network’s first direct-to-consumer subscription service which grants subscribers access to a library of Lifetime Movies without commercial interruptions for $3.99 a month.…

OTT demand driving need for robust in-home networks

The burgeoning interest in on-demand streaming video, driven by new OTT service offerings such as Netflix and Amazon Prime Instant Video, together with the rapid proliferation of Internet-enabled devices, is…

Telefonica rebrands pay-TV platform Movistar Plus

Telefonica rebrands pay-TV platform Movistar Plus

Telefonica has rebranded its pay-TV platform previously known as Movistar TV to Movistar Plus, following the acquisition of Canal Plus, with the first combined packages to be launched next week.…

Ofcom: Online viewing growth creates challenges for PSBs

Ofcom has published the conclusions of its third review of public service TV broadcasting, the first review since 2008, suggesting that broadcasters need to adapt their models to maximise commercial…

Western European OTT to add $9 billion

Western European OTT to add $9 billion

OTT TV and video revenues in Western Europe [for 15 countries] will reach $13.72 billion (€12.38bn) in 2020; up from the $894 million recorded in 2010 and the $6.34 billion…

BBC to axe 1000 staff

BBC to axe 1000 staff

The BBC is set to cut 1,000 jobs as a result of a £150 million (€211m) shortfall in licence fee income, Director General Tony Hall has confirmed. Hall briefed staff…

Scripps completes TVN acquisition

Scripps Networks Interactive has closed on its agreement to acquire a 52.7 per cent interest in Poland’s premier multi-platform media company, TVN, from ITI and Canal+ Group for an all-cash…