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PwC: Significant shifts in Africa’s E&M industry

Significant shifts are underway in how Africa’s Entertainment and media (E&M) companies compete and generate value, as the quality of the experience they deliver to consumers becomes their primary basis…

W Europe to reach 65m SVoD subs

W Europe to reach 65m SVoD subs

Western European SVoD revenues will increase to $6.5 billion (€5.46bn) by 2022, up from $2.8 billion in 2016. SVoD became the region’s largest OTT revenue source in 2016 by overtaking…

Italy: Media & Entertainment to exceed €38bn in 2021

The Media & Entertainment industry in Italy will be worth €38.1 billion in 2021, up from €31.5 billion in 2016, accounting for a CAGR of 3.9 per cent. According to…

Report: APAC pay-TV recalibrates

A broad recalibration in Asia Pacific pay-TV, triggered by the growth of broadband, has begun, according to Asia Pacific Pay-TV Distribution, a new report covering 17 markets in the region…

Fox/Sky deal referred to CMA

Fox/Sky deal referred to CMA

Karen Bradley, the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, has referred Fox’s proposed takeover of Sky to the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) on public interest grounds.…

Portuguese regulator rejects Altice, Media Capital deal

Portugal’s National Communications Authority (Autoridade Nacional de Comunicações [Anacom]) has rejected the proposed acquisition by global telecom operator Altice of Portuguese media company Media Capital. The regulator stated that the…

Zimbabwe pay-TV expands into South Africa

Zimbabwe pay-TV expands into South Africa

Zimbabwe may be in a perilous state financially, but local telecoms tycoon Strive Masiyiwa’s new pay television service, Kwese TV, has now debuted in South Africa on Netflix. Kwese TV…

NZ: Darcey appointed to SKY TV Board

New Zealand pay-TV operator SKY TV has announced the appointment of Mike Darcey as an independent director on the SKY Board. Darcey has an extensive track record of strategy and…

Murdoch: ‘Sky deal good for UK’

James Murdoch told the RTS Cambridge Convention that 21st Century Fox’s takeover of Sky would be a boost for Britain as it tackles Brexit. The Fox CEO dwelt on the…

Irdeto, Vestel TVs with integrated pay-TV capabilities

Irdeto, Vestel TVs with integrated pay-TV capabilities

Irdeto, a specialist in digital platform security, has formed a partnership with home and professional appliance manufacturer, Vestel, to securely deliver premium content direct to Vestel’s 4K TVs. The collaboration…

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