Category archives for: Joint Venture

TF1 VIDEO chooses Arkena for MYTF1VOD platform

Arkena announced that it has been chosen by TF1 VIDEO to provide the technical platform of its Video On Demand service MYTF1VOD. The media services subsidiary of the TDF Group will fully operate the premium transactional VOD service of the largest French broadcaster TF1. By putting different components of its products portfolio together, Arkena is offering a full end-to-end solution […]

shomi SVoD from Rogers, Shaw

Canadian media companies Shaw Communications and Rogers Communications are teaming up to launch shomi, a new subscription video-on-demand service, which they say ups the ante in entertainment with the latest, most exclusive shows and selections personalised for users. Available initially on tablet, mobile, online, Xbox 360 and set-top boxes, shomi will launch in beta first to Rogers and Shaw Internet […]

RTL quits India joint-venture

RTL has called it a day on its production joint-venture with India’s Reliance Broadcast Networks. The end result of the joint-venture was the Big RTL Thrill dubbed channel, and in which Reliance bought out total control in April this year. RTL has now seemingly exited the India market. Reliance is currently seeking a variation in Big Thrill’s broadcasting licence, as […]

Netflix, Deutsche Telekom collaboration?


Streaming giant Netflix is in advanced talks with Deutsche Telekom over a possible collaboration ahead of Netflix’s launch in Germany this autumn, according to a report in German news magazine Manager. The report cites unnamed sources saying Deutsche Telekom was open to cooperating with Netflix as it begins its German roll out even though the VoD service would be a direct […]

Fox JV with Apollo

21st Century Fox has signed a deal with the private equity firm that controls Big Brother maker Endemol and American Idol parent Core Media Group. The deal will see Shine Group, the maker of shows including MasterChef and The Biggest Loser, with Apollo Global Management’s TV production businesses merged as a joint venture. Shine Group was founded by Murdoch’s daughter […]

AT&T, Chernin commit $500m to OTT


AT&T has formed a $500 million joint venture with Chernin Group to acquire, invest in and launch a video streaming service. The Chernin Group will bring assets to the venture, including the contribution of its majority stake in Crunchyroll, a subscription VoD service. Chernin, the vehicle of former top News Corp man Peter Chernin, says: “A critical part of The […]

China: Sumavision partners with Hunan

Beijing-based digital video and IPTV system provider Sumavision has signed an agreement with Hunan Cable TV Network Group, a subsidiary of Hunan TV & Broadcast Intermediary, that will see the two companies jointly operate Internet TV services as well as cooperate on distribution of smart terminals and development and marketing of smart home gateways and routers. Under the partnership, Sumavision […]

Piksel, J-Stream partner for video solutions expansion

Piksel, a global provider of video monetisation software and services, has agreed a partnership with J-Stream, Japan’s largest content delivery network, to become an official reseller of the Piksel Video Platform and white-label it as J-Stream MediaLize. “We are pleased to formalise our partnership with J-Stream and assist them in launching MediaLize. There’s no question that through this partnership Japanese […]

Philips exits TV JV

Although the Philips brand will continue to appear on TV sets, Royal Philips has agreed to transfer its remaining 30 per cent stake in TP Vision, the television joint venture with TPV Technology, to a fully-owned subsidiary of TPV. The signing of definitive agreements is expected to take place in the first quarter of 2014, with completion expected in the […]

Sony and Panasonic scrap OLED partnership

Sony and Panasonic are scrapping their OLED display TV panel joint-venture “alliance”, blaming technical challenges and production costs. The pair will independently focus on building 4K/Ultra-HD LCD panels.  Both companies have faced heavy losses within their TV divisions, and local reports quote spokesmen for both businesses saying that LCD-based 4K displays show greater promise.  The OLED j-v was announced in […]

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