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Canada: Digital platforms increasingly popular

Canada: Digital platforms increasingly popular

Canadians are increasingly turning to platforms and devices connected to the Internet for their video and audio content, according to the 2017 Communications Monitoring Report from the Canadian Radio-television and…

AMC to enter US home entertainment market

US-based cinema chain AMC is to enter the US home entertainment market, suggesting it has “strong studio support” to be participants in the business. Speaking on the company’s Q3 2017…

Sling TV on Samsung Smart TVs

Sling TV on Samsung Smart TVs

Sling TV has become the first live and on-demand over-the-top (OTT) service available on select Samsung Smart TVs. The launch of Sling TV on this new platform enables Sling TV…

Analyst: Digital content revenues to pass $200bn

Findings from analyst house Juniper Research indicate that global consumer spend on digital content will reach $202 billion (€175bn) in 2018, up by 10 per cent on this year’s total…

Analysis: Global pay-TV subs down, SVoD up

Pay-TV only subscribers are decreasing in the US, Europe and Australia according to Ampere Analysis. Amongst those taking subscription services, pay TV only subscribers continue to decline, while SVoD only…

BBC chief: “SVoD services threaten British TV”

BBC chief: “SVoD services threaten British TV”

The rise of SVoD services such as Netflix and Amazon is threatening the future of British TV, the BBC’s director general Tony Hall is set to warn in a speech.Hall…

Fox+ launches in Hong Kong

Fox Networks Group Asia (FNGA) has launched its streaming service Fox+ in Hong Kong, as both a standalone app and on the Now TV pay-TV platform. The service will stream…

South Africa: Showmax launches PS4 app

Internet TV service Showmax has launched an app for Sony’s PlayStation 4 gaming console. The app is currently only available in South Africa. Showmax is an online TV service with…

WWE Network subs up 4% YoY

WWE Network subs up 4% YoY

WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment) has revealed its latest set of financial results, including an update on the subscription count for its WWE Network VoD service. Subscribers in Q3 2017 increased…

European carriage deals for VIMN

European carriage deals for VIMN

Viacom International Media Networks Southern and Western Europe, Middle East and Africa Cluster has secured deals with a variety of carriers and key partners, covering linear, SVoD and multiplatform distribution…