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Forecast: OTT revenues at $243bn in 2028

Global OTT TV episode and movies revenues will reach $243 billion (€234bn) in 2028; up by $86 billion from $157 billion on 2022, according to the OTT TV and Video Forecasts Update report from analyst firm Digital TV Research. About $17 billion will be added in 2023 alone. “AVoD revenues from TV series and movies […]

November 28, 2022

DAZN, Irdeto team to fight premium sports piracy

Recognising that the past few years have proved that the only way to tackle piracy in sports streaming broadcasting is for the industry to collaborate and form a unified approach to address the cyber threats, sports streaming platform DAZN and digital platform cybersecurity specialist Irdeto are joining forces to address the misuse of premium content […]

November 28, 2022By Colin Mann

Analysis: Many SVoD Originals based on pre-existing IP

Commissions based on adaptations, franchises and other forms of pre-existing Intellectual Property (IP) accounted for 64 per cent of leading global SVoD platforms’ slate of new Scripted Originals in the US in the first half of 2022, according to Ampere Analysis’s How original are SVoD Originals report? Including Unscripted Originals, the share of IP-based commissions […]

November 28, 2022By Colin Mann

DCMS Secretary: ‘BBC a national asset’

UK culture secretary Michelle Donelan has told Sky News that the BBC is a “national asset” and confirmed that she is “working very closely” with fellow public service broadcaster Channel 4 as to whether it should be sold off or not. The comments came as Donelan inspected construction work at Shepperton Studios. Donelan’s predecessor Nadine […]

November 28, 2022By Colin Mann

Research: TV still main platform for watching World Cup

With the FIFA World Cup in Qatar well under way, research from broadcaster regulator Ofcom reveals the different ways UK followers plan to view the action. “Things have come a long way since the first football World Cup in 1930, and since the first televised World Cup in 1954,” notes Ofcom. “While the previous tournament […]

November 28, 2022By Colin Mann

World Cup streaming ban hits Saudi viewers

Saudi Arabia football fans hoping to watch World Cup action on streaming service TOD TV claim the government has blocked the platform from screening the games. TOD TV, which holds the rights to show the World Cup in Saudi Arabia, is owned by Qatar’s beIN Sports Media Group. The service’s website says: “Sorry, the requested […]

November 28, 2022By Colin Mann

18m watch England vs USA on ITV1

The biggest UK audience of the World Cup so far watched England v USA on ITV1 on November 25th with a peak of 18 million viewers tuning in to see the Three Lions held to a lacklustre 0-0 draw in their second match of the tournament. The audience figures, which encompass all viewers across television […]

November 28, 2022

China to corner OLED output

China-based OLED panel producers BOE Technology Group and TCL China Star Optoelectronics Technology have steadily boosted their output of high-end OLED panels. By next year they’ll control some 43 per cent of global demand for OLEDs. Analysts at Display Supply Chain Consultants (DSCC) say that South Korea’s technology giants LG Display and Samsung currently have […]

November 28, 2022By Chris Forrester

CBS enhances Catch Up Channels UK app

Fans of true crime and genre classics can now watch their favourite content in the enhanced CBS Catch Up Channels UK app. With CBS Catch Up Channels UK, viewers can indulge in all their favourite genres, with LEGEND bringing all the classics from action to thriller, and suspense to Sci-Fi, including Knight Rider and Walker, […]

November 28, 2022

Duic joins SPI International as Director Adria, Albania

SPI International, a Canal+ company that operates TV, FAST channels, and multiple digital services around the world, has appointed Kresimir Duic to serve as the Director of Operations for Adria and Albania. Duic previously worked for HBO as the Sales Director responsible for the Adria region.  He will be responsible for managing business operations in Adria […]

November 28, 2022

TVU Networks names Albou as Sales Director, Europe

TVU Networks, a market and technology player in cloud and IP-based live video production, has announced the appointment of Jean-Christophe Albou as Sales Director, Europe. In his new role, Albou will lead TVU’s sales and business development throughout the continent. Albou will report to Rafael Castillo, General Manager/Vice President EMEA and Latin America. Albou comes […]

November 28, 2022

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