NBCUniversal launching AVoD service

Comcast’s NBCUniversal has revealed plans to launch a free, ad-supported streaming service to anyone in the US that subscribes to a traditional pay-TV service – including competitors such as Charter, AT&T, Cox and Dish – as well as through European pay-TV provider Sky. The service is scheduled for an early 2020 launch and…

Deloitte: Smart speakers fastest-growing connected device

Deloitte: Smart speakers fastest-growing connected device

Business advisory firm Deloitte predicts that smart speakers – Internet-connected speakers with integrated digital assistants – will be the fastest-growing connected device in 2019, with 164 million units…

SpotX predicts 2019 video advertising trends

SpotX, the global video advertising and monetisation platform, has releasd of a new report titled 2019 Video Advertising Trends. Based on a combination of third-party data as well…

Vimeo to pay €8.5m in damages to Mediaset

A Rome Court has ordered Vimeo to remove all contested videos from Mediaset and reimburse €8.5 million to the Italian broadcaster. Mediaset had sued the US-based online video…

Liberty Global cuts CCO in decentralisation

Liberty Global cuts CCO in decentralisation

Liberty Global is to decentralise as it adjusts to its reduced scale after the Vodafone deal, and one of the first to go is Diederik Karsten, chief commercial…

Intelsat CFO to step down

Intelsat’s CFO, Jacques Kerrest, plans to retire. He will continue in his role through the spring until a successor is appointed to ensure a smooth transition of duties.…

Spain allocates €50m to DTT migration

Spain allocates €50m to DTT migration

The Spanish Government has proposed €50 million in grants in the 2019 state budget to help Spaniards retune their antennas in the second digital migration. This will be…

TiVo hits Comcast in another patent battle

TiVo has opened another round of patent claims against Comcast over its set-top IP. The lawsuit has been filed in a California court under TiVo’s owners, Rovi Corp,…

Report: Digital tech to drive sports revenue growth

Report: Digital tech to drive sports revenue growth

A report by global digital infrastructure provider Tata Communications examining the commercial transformation of sports identifies 2019 as a defining tipping point for the global sports industry, with…

Spain: Euskaltel seeks to increase revenues by 30%

Soon after UK’s Zegona had announced a capital enlargement of over €100 million to become the largest shareholder in the company, Basque Country-based telco operator Euskaltel has unveiled…

VR game revenues to reach $8.2bn by 2023

VR game revenues to reach $8.2bn by 2023

A study from Juniper Research has found that revenues from VR-specific games will reach $8.2 billion (€7.1bn) by 2023, rising from an expected $1.2 billion in 2019. It…

Portugal, Austria fall in Netflix ISP Speed Index

Netflix has released December data from its ISP Speed Index – a monthly update on which Internet Service Providers (ISPs) provide the best prime time Netflix streaming experience.…

Premier League opens Singapore office  

Premier League opens Singapore office  

The Premier League’s first international office has opened in Singapore. Based in Tanjong Pagar, the office will provide a base for the Asia-Pacific region and has primarily been…

Liberty Latin America eyes Millicom

Liberty Latin America, a wireless and cable operator in South America and the Caribbean, has approached Millicom International Cellular with an acquisition bid, according to a Reuters report.…

Endeavor Streaming formed with Neulion

Endeavor Streaming formed with Neulion

Endeavor, a global player in sports, entertainment, and fashion with a portfolio of companies including WME, IMG, and UFC, has announced the formation of Endeavor Streaming, encompassing the…

Analysis: Women take lead roles in US network dramas

Analysis of US broadcast network dramas in development or production has revealed that 42 per cent feature a strong female lead – more than double that of programmes…

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