BritBox launches in Australia

BritBox, the SVoD service created by the BBC and ITV, has officially launched in Australia. The launch is the next step in the global expansion of the platform, following its earlier launches in the US, Canada and the UK. ITV and BBC Studios announced in August 2020 plans to invest…

NENT Studios UK seeks new owner

NENT Studios UK seeks new owner

NENT Studios UK, the London-based content development, production and distribution business currently owned by Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group), is looking for a new owner. Richard Halliwell, NENT…

Omdia: “Next 2 years a marketer’s dream for 4K”

Paul Gray, Omdia Senior Research Manager, speaking at Spain’s UHD Summit, said that while the broadcasting of 4K material had been badly impacted by the pandemic and the…

Zattoo HbbTV hybrid 4K set top

Zattoo HbbTV hybrid 4K set top

Zattoo has launched hybrid HbbTV software on its latest Android TV Operator Tier certified 4K STB. It says HbbTV on the Android box gives its operator customers the…

US Q3: 1.5m broadband subs added

US Q3: 1.5m broadband subs added

Findings from the Leichtman Research Group (LRG) indicate that the largest cable and wireline phone providers in the US – representing about 96 per cent of the market…

AT&T ups DirecTV prices again

AT&T has announced another series of price rises for its DirecTV and U-Verse subscribers in the US. It will hike prices by up to $9 a month starting…

Survey: Consumers value enhanced entertainment quality

Survey: Consumers value enhanced entertainment quality

Findings from a survey by immersive entertainment experience specialist Dolby Laboratories suggest that consumers are seeking out better audiovisual experiences and new ways of interacting with friends and…

OneWeb to build Version 2 craft for positioning

OneWeb, which exited its Chapter 11 bankruptcy restructuring last week, says the company is planning for a Generation 2 version of their current satellite design which would incorporate…

EFL anti-piracy campaign

EFL anti-piracy campaign

The EFL, which administers the second, third and fourth tiers of professional football in England, alongside all 72 of its member Clubs, has launched a campaign aimed at…

Survey: Eutelsat 7/8° W dominates broadcast for Egypt

Eutelsat Communications has revealed the findings of a new Egyptian television market survey confirming its 7/8° West hotspot as the most powerful neighbourhood for satellite television for the…

Serota & Grey-Thompson reappointed to BBC board

Serota & Grey-Thompson reappointed to BBC board

The BBC has announced the re-appointment of Sir Nicholas Serota CH as a non-Executive Director to the BBC Board. Serota is the Board’s current Senior Independent Director. He…

Samsung strengthens Smart TV voice capabilities

Samsung strengthens Smart TV voice capabilities

Samsung Electronics has confirmed that Google Assistant will join the suite of voice assistants currently available on 2020 Samsung Smart TVs, providing viewers with enhanced control and discovery…

InterDigital participating in 5G AIMM Project

InterDigital, the mobile and video technology research and development company, has announced its participation in AIMM, a research consortium dedicated to AI-Enabled Massive MIMO (AIMM) and pursuing meaningful…

Cineplex, Universal new dynamic window deal

Cineplex, Universal new dynamic window deal

Canadian film exhibitor Cineplex and movie studio Universal Filmed Entertainment Group (UFEG) have agreed a new deal for theatrical exclusivity windows in the Canadian market. The pair say…

Biggest turnout yet for virtual Asia Video Summit

The Asia Video Industry Association (AVIA) held its annual state of the industry event, the Asia Video Summit (the Summit), which was supported by Create Hong Kong of…

Dugout boosts presence with BOLT.Global

Dugout boosts presence with BOLT.Global

Global digital media company, Dugout, has announced a partnership with BOLT.Global, an interactive media ecosystem, to meet the-increasing demand for premium football video content in South Asia and…

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