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US pay-TV subs numbers ‘relatively static’

The informitv Multiscreen Index shows that the ten leading pay-television operators in the United States collectively lost 20,600 subscribers in the last quarter of 2014, compared to a loss of 45,000 the previous quarter. Over the year, they gained 82,200 subscribers, taking their combined total to 87.67 million. The cable operators collectively lost over 800,000 digital television subscribers in 2014, […]

BT Sport extends Serie A football deal

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BT Sport has extended its deal with MP&Silva for exclusively live Italian top flight football until 2017/18. The channels are the current home of exclusively live Serie A in the UK and BT Sport has signed a contract to add another three years to the current deal. BT Sport will have the rights to show up to 380 exclusively live […]

Inspector Gadget, Danger Mouse resurrected for Netflix

DHX Media, a key player internationally in the creation of content for families and children, has licensed Netflix as the exclusive US home for its new Inspector Gadget series. The new computer animated, 26-episode series is expected to premier on Netflix US this March. It will also appear on Netflix at later dates in Latin America, the UK, Ireland, Benelux, […]

Outlander on Amazon Prime UK

In celebration of Amazon Prime Instant Video’s first anniversary, Amazon announced that Outlander – the smash-hit US show filmed in Scotland – will be available in the UK exclusively to millions of Amazon Prime Instant Video customers for unlimited streaming in March. Outlander was acquired in a deal with Sony Pictures Television, who distributes the series worldwide. The hit drama […]

Australian consumers: ‘Anti-piracy scheme scary’

Australian consumer advocacy body CHOICE has launched a campaign encouraging consumers to help educate the Minister for Communications, Malcolm Turnbull about the need for consumer protections in a proposed industry-run anti-piracy ‘education’ notice scheme. On February 20, the entertainment industry, in partnership with Internet Service Providers, proposed what CHOICE describes as “a heavy-handed” scheme targeting consumers who they believed have […]

Sky Sports signs MLS deal

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Sky Sports has won the rights to broadcast exclusively live Major League Soccer (MLS) from the US for the first time.  The four-year MLS deal begins in March. With former England captain Steven Gerrard announcing he will sign for LA Galaxy in July, and Frank Lampard set to join New York City this summer, Sky Sports will be the only […]

GameTree TV on Liberty Global

TransGaming has formed a new partnership to bring its on-demand TV games from GameTree TV to Liberty Global, the international cable company. In response to consumer demands for the enablement of next generation interactive experiences on their televisions, TransGaming and Liberty Global have joined efforts to deliver GameTree TV games to Liberty Global’s next generation Horizon set-top boxes. Through this […]

Pee-Wee Herman exclusive for Netflix

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A new Pee-wee Herman film, produced by Judd Apatow and star Paul Reubens, will be exclusively available on streaming service Netflix. Production on the movie, entitled Pee-wee’s Big Holiday, is due to start in March. Reubens and former Arrested Development writer Paul Rust have written the script, which John Lee will direct. Reubens created the character when he was part […]

Horse & Country TV for UPC Nederland

Horse & Country TV, the specialist equestrian sports and lifestyle network, is set to become available to UPC Nederland cable subscribers across The Netherlands as part of a new distribution deal. The channel will be part of the Interactieve Digitale TV Royaal package from April 1st 2015. This deal means that H&C TV will now reach more than 5 million […]

Ericsson: Mobile data dominated by top 5 apps

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Findings included in the interim edition of the Ericsson Mobility Report reveal the top five apps in a given country dominate in terms of mobile traffic generated on smart devices. In the countries illustrated in the report – the US, South Korea, and Spain – they account for around two-thirds of all app traffic over mobile networks, which reflects a […]

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