Turner debuts FilmStruck international SVoD

Turner International’s Digital Ventures & Innovation (DV&I) Group and Warner Bros Digital Networks (WBDN) have formed a joint venture to launch a new, multi-territory movie streaming service. FilmStruck’s launch in the international marketplace will leverage the strength of assets at both companies, bringing together a broad and diverse movie catalogue…

Suitors circle Lionsgate

A number of potential suitors are eyeing US entertainment studio Lionsgate, according to reports originating in Deadline. Lionsgate is the producer of blockbuster franchises including The Hunger Games…

DPP: Voice search has arrived

DPP: Voice search has arrived

Voice assistants dominated this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. But what really matters for media companies, says the DPP in its Survey Report: CES 2018,…

DISH files illegal IPTV suits

US pay-TV platform DISH has filed two lawsuits with the aim of ending distribution of Arabic channels and content for which it has the exclusive licences. The complaints…

MTG sells stake in TRACE

MTG sells stake in TRACE

MTG has signed an agreement to sell its 75 per cent shareholding in TRACE to TPG Growth. The transaction values 100 per cent of the business at an…

Reliance Jio ready to invest up to $23bn

India’s Reliance Jio wireless telco is already massive and is imminently expected to report that it has been profitable for the quarter-year to December 31st. However, a timely…

Arabsat offers low-cost access to broadband

Saudi Arabia-based Arabsat has launched a new division, Arabsat Expand. The satellite operator is linking with Swedish broadband service provider Forsway and its Hybrid Router technology.  The service…

Starz petitions for Altice network restoration

Starz petitions for Altice network restoration

Premium subscription video programming provider Starz hasfiled a Petition for Declaratory Ruling, Enforcement Order, and Further Relief on January 8th and an Emergency Petition for Injunctive Relief on…

Arabsat takes mtv Lebanon from Nilesat

Popular Lebanese general entertainment channel ‘mtv’ has switched allegiance and will now broadcast exclusively from Arabsat’s BADR-4 satellite at 26 degrees East.  The news confirms a contract between…

Canal+ selects NAGRA for 4K offering

Canal+ selects NAGRA for 4K offering

NAGRA, a Kudelski Group company and independent provider of content protection and multiscreen television solutions, has announced that its content protection solution NAGRA Connect is securing Canal+ Group’s…

Jackson departing BBCWW

BBC Worldwide content chief Helen Jackson is to leave the business as it merges with BBC Studios after 31 years in her role. Jackson will remain with the…

Ericsson secures Bell Canada next-gen TV deal

Ericsson secures Bell Canada next-gen TV deal

Broadcast and communications technology specialist Ericsson has been selected by Canadian multiplay telco Bell Canada to power its next generation multiscreen TV services. Ericsson’s MediaFirst TV Platform solution…

Germany: Sony networks on Amazon Channels

AXN, Sony Channel and Animax are now available for the first time as part of the Amazon Channels service in Germany and Austria. In a ‘first of its…

US video game industry revenue $36bn in 2017

US video game industry revenue $36bn in 2017

The US video game industry generated a record $36 billion (€29.4bn) in revenue in 2017, up 18 per cent from 2016, according to data from the Entertainment Software…

Cross MediaWorks, 605 measurement partnership

Cross MediaWorks and 605, an advanced data and analytics company focused on the media and entertainment industry, has partnered to provide a measurement standard to help scale the…

New TAG compliance guidelines require Ads.txt

New TAG compliance guidelines require Ads.txt

The Trustworthy Accountability Group (TAG), an advertising industry initiative to fight criminal activity in the digital advertising supply chain, has released updated certification guidelines for its Certified Against…

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