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Vaizey: We want a BBC ‘fit for the digital age’

Echoing comments made two days earlier by BBC Director General Tony Hall that the BBC must reinvent itself for the Internet era, UK Minister for the Digital Economy Ed Vaizey has suggested that a future government conducting the BBC Charter review should strive for a BBC that is fit for the digital age. Delivering a keynote speech at the Oxford […]

Netflix goes Down Under March 24


Australian and New Zealand consumers now have just three weeks to wait for the arrival of the online streaming service following confirmation that it will begin streaming in the two countries on March 24th. “Many Aussies and Kiwis have heard a lot about Netflix over the years, and we’re excited they’ll get to experience our unique blend of Netflix original […]

Sony and OCS strike content deal in France


Sony Pictures Television (SPT) and OCS have agreed a major multi-year volume deal giving the French pay-TV operator exclusive access to a wide range of box office hits and TV series. Subscribers to OCS, which is majority owned by Orange, will have access to exclusive first-run rights to all of SPT’s new feature films including Elysium, White House Down, Captain […]

OSN, du partner for OTT TV

Dubai-based pay-TV operator OSN is teaming up with UAE regional telco du to offer online TV platform OSN Play for free as part of OSN subscriptions on du. Emad Marcos, senior vice president, business development, strategy and digital, OSN, said the partnership would further expand the already-strong reach of OSN Play among UAE residents. “OSN Play places our subscribers in […]

BT Sport extends Serie A football deal


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 […]

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


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 […]

Australia: Netflix launch next month


Hit series House of Cards will be the key title when Netflix Australia launches next month. The online streaming service has confirmed it has beaten Foxtel in the battle for the Australian rights to the acclaimed series. Netflix told Daily Mail Australia: ‘We can confirm that all three seasons of House of Cards will be available on Netflix in Australia, […]

Hopster signs DreamWorks, Android launch

Hopster, the kids TV & learning service for preschoolers, has announced their latest multi-territory content deal with DreamWorks Classics. It has also confirmed its impending Android launch following increasing user demand. The deal with DreamWorks Classics sees the platform acquire multi-territory distribution rights to seven titles, including family favourites Postman Pat, Rupert Bear, and Noddy in Toyland, which will begin […]

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