Canal+ pledges €600m to France film industry

France broadcaster Canal+ will be able to show its films six months after cinema release for an exclusive nine-month window. The films will air on the Canal+ and Cine+ channels The pay-TV giant has also reaffirmed its position as France’s biggest film backer following a deal with the country’s producer…

Discovery eyes BT Sport

Discovery eyes BT Sport

Multichannel broadcaster Discovery is reported to be considering becoming involved in BT’s sale of its sports unit, which the telco is keen to hive off, despite suggestions in…

Italy: Tivùsat reaches 4.4m active smart cards

Italy: Tivùsat reaches 4.4m active smart cards

Italian FTA satellite platform Tivùsat is ending 2021 with 4.4 million active smart cards. More than 10 per cent of Italian households now receive satellite TV through Tivùsat,…

EBU adds Davie, Marchand, Soldi to exec board

EBU adds Davie, Marchand, Soldi to exec board

Tim Davie (BBC), Gilles Marchand (SRG SSR) and Marinella Soldi (Rai) have been elected to the EBU Executive Board. The new board members were elected by the Directors…

Survey: Women increasingly watching more sport

Survey: Women increasingly watching more sport

The 2021 Global Sports Survey from strategic consultancy Altman Solon reveals that nearly 50 per cent of women in the UK, US, and Germany are monthly sports viewers.…

India: NBA, Viacom18 sign TV, OTT deal

India: NBA, Viacom18 sign TV, OTT deal

The NBA and Viacom18 have announced a multiyear partnership to deliver live NBA games and programming to fans in India across TV and streaming. Beginning with the NBA’s…

Banijay UK acquires ZnakTV

Banijay UK acquires ZnakTV

Banijay UK has acquired Natalka Znak’s indie production company Znak TV. Znak is responsible for creating formats including Hell’s Kitchen, I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!…

Intelsat bankruptcy hearings delayed

Intelsat bankruptcy hearings delayed

Eleventh-hour decisions to delay the formal hearing of Intelsat’s bankruptcy exit Confirmation Plan by a few days has been approved by its bankruptcy court. The Zoom-based hearings will…

TCL: “Creating 8K channel pretty easy”

TCL: “Creating 8K channel pretty easy”

The 8K Association followed up the recent announcement of TCL televisions adding The Explorers 8K channel by speaking with Gilles Dassac, CTO at The Explorers, and Aaron Dew,…

Berry signs multi-picture deal with Netflix

Berry signs multi-picture deal with Netflix

Hollywood star Halle Berry and Netflix will continue to collaborate though a new partnership that will see Berry star in and produce new films. The news comes as…

ITV Studios reveals slew of APAC content sales

ITV Studios reveals slew of APAC content sales

ITV Studios has announced a host of deals in Asia Pacific for scripted content across its catalogue, including pre-sales for brand new shows Anne, The Ipcress File, Holding,…

Success for Starlink Dec 2 launch

Success for Starlink Dec 2 launch

SpaceX successfully placed 48 of its Starlink broadband satellites into orbit on the evening of December 2nd, plus two paying satellites for client BlackSky, who is using its…

Anuvu raises $50m

Anuvu raises $50m

Anuvu, the new name for the in-flight connectivity business previously known as Global Eagle, has raised $50 million (€44.2m) to fund what they describe as a small batch…

Extreme E extends broadcast reach in Russia

Extreme E extends broadcast reach in Russia

Electric SUV racing series Extreme E has confirmed that Russian broadcaster, TV Start, will air the Championship’s debut season as well as the race highlights, review, preview and…

Study: Digital technologies shaping global recovery

Study: Digital technologies shaping global recovery

The latest results and rankings of the Network Readiness Index (NRI) have been released by the Portulans Institute, revealing how countries around the world are leveraging information technologies…

Die Hard joins Disney+ Xmas lineup, amidst debate

Die Hard joins Disney+ Xmas lineup, amidst debate

To celebrate Die Hard launching on Disney+, YouGov has conducted a nationwide survey answering the question that family and friends debate each festive season, “Is Die Hard a…

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