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Phillips named BBC Entertainment chief

The BBC has named Kate Phillips as the new controller of entertainment commissioning. She will take up the role from September 5th. She will be responsible for overseeing the likes…

Boeing wants a massive satellite constellation

Boeing wants a massive satellite constellation

California-based aerospace company Boeing is planning a massive constellation of small satellites. Boeing is applying for a licence to build between 1,396 and 2,956 satellites which would work in the…

Android TV search adds Netflix content

Android TV’s universal search feature has now added Netflix content to its search results in the US. Search is usually key to Google products, so the inability to apply that…

Panasonic launches NZ’s first UHD Blu-ray player

Panasonic New Zealand has unveiled New Zealand’s first Ultra-HD Blu-ray Player, the DMP-UB900. Grant Shaw, Audio Visual Group Product Manager at Panasonic New Zealand says demand for 4K entertainment options…

Report: Netflix efficiencies reduce traffic load

Report: Netflix efficiencies reduce traffic load

The latest Global Internet Phenomena Report from intelligent broadband network solutions provider Sandvine suggests that efforts by Netflix to compress its video library have led to a decline in traffic…

Canal+: Fewer than 4m French subs in 2016

Appearing before members of the French Senate’s Culture Committee in Paris, Vivendi CEO Vincent Bolloré and Canal+ Managing Director Maxime Saada have forecast that the pay-TV operator will dip below…

Google Fiber to acquire Webpass

Google Fiber to acquire Webpass

Google Fiber has entered into an agreement to acquire San Francisco-based Internet Service Provider Webpass. In a blog post, Charles Barr, President Webpass said that Google Fiber and Webpass share…

XTreme Video confirms 4K/360° VR content boost

Multi-platform network XTreme Video has confirmed it will amplify investment in creating 4K and 360 VR original content with its creators and brands. XTreme Video is investing in ramping up…

Viacom launches BET Play streaming app

Viacom launches BET Play streaming app

Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) has confirmed the launch of BET Play, Viacom’s first-ever direct-to-consumer, SVoD application for adult audiences, giving users in 100 countries direct mobile access to BET’s…

Hispasat revenues up 8.7%

Madrid-based satellite operator Hispasat reported a growth in revenue of 8.7 per cent at €219.6 million, and its General Shareholder Meeting on June 22nd decided to pay out €12.5 million…