All3Media acquires NENT Studios UK

All3Media, the international television, film and digital production and distribution group, has acquired NENT Studios’ UK distribution business – formerly known as DRG – from Nordic Entertainment Group. The acquisition of NENT Studios’ UK distribution business adds more than 10,000 hours of content, including over 100 formats, to the All3Media…

Canal+ quits Ligue 1 broadcasting; Amazon swoops

Canal+ quits Ligue 1 broadcasting; Amazon swoops

In a last minute bid, Amazon Prime Video has acquired the rights to eight Ligue 1 fixtures a week for three seasons in France, for a reported €250…

ZEE5 launches in US on June 22

ZEE5 launches in US on June 22

ZEE5, the SVoD platform for South Asian content, has announced it will launch in the US on June 22nd. ZEE5 has enjoyed success in the key South Asian…

Carbon Trust: 1hr streaming = 3 boiled kettles

Carbon Trust: 1hr streaming = 3 boiled kettles

The Carbon Trust, an independent organisation with a mission to accelerate the move to a sustainable, low carbon economy has published a white paper examining the carbon impact…

Al Jazeera hit by cyber-attack

Qatari news network Al Jazeera says it has suffered “continual” hacking attempts over the past few days. It stressed that hackers had not succeeded in their attempts to…

Discovery extends Roland-Garros rights

Discovery extends Roland-Garros rights

Discovery and the Fédération Française de Tennis (FFT) have announced a new agreement that will see Roland-Garros remain with the broadcaster for a further five years. This new…

Forecast: Mobile gaming $272bn industry by 2030

Forecast: Mobile gaming $272bn industry by 2030

Mobile gaming is the dominant segment in the global video games sector and iset to be a $272 billion (€223.5bn) industry by 2030. With the upcoming 5G revolution…

Spain: Pay-TV ups penetration, drops ARPU

Spain: Pay-TV ups penetration, drops ARPU

Pay-TV is now present in 44.9 per cent of Spanish homes, with 40 per cent opting for convergent packages, according to the CNMC’s Panel de Hogares report. Pay-TV…

Friends: The Reunion is Sky One’s most watched show ever

Friends: The Reunion is Sky One’s most watched show ever

Friends: The Reunion has broken viewing records for Sky One with 5.3 million watching the long-awaited cast reunion.  The one-off special, available exclusively on Sky and streaming service…

Viaplay to show South American football in 9 countries

Viaplay to show South American football in 9 countries

NENT Group has acquired the exclusive media rights to show the 2021 and 2024 editions of the Copa América, South America’s premier international football tournament, in a wide…

ANGA COM claims digital success

ANGA COM claims digital success

Having transformed the planned live congress scheduled for June 8th-10th in Cologne into a digital event in view of the ongoing pandemic, organisers of broadband, television & online…

WTCR to be shown in 162 countries

WTCR to be shown in 162 countries

Action from racing series the WTCR − FIA World Touring Car Cup will be shown in 162 countries in 2021 following confirmation of the initial roster of broadcast…

Netherlands: SES to deliver Euro 2020 in UHD on M7

Netherlands: SES to deliver Euro 2020 in UHD on M7

M7 is to broadcast the UEFA Euro 2020 football tournament in Ultra HD to its Netherlands viewers. M7 Group, a subsidiary of Canal+, will deliver all the matches…

Netflix launching merchandise store

Netflix launching merchandise store

Netflix has announced that it is opening an online store to sell apparel and collectable products relating to a number of its popular titles, such as Stranger Things…

ATSC 3.0 middleware from Vewd

ATSC 3.0 middleware from Vewd

Noting that NEXTGEN TV is expected to reach 70 per cent  of all US residents by the end of 2021, and to help unlock this emerging growth opportunity…

Inmarsat revenues dip; wins Skylo IoT connectivity

Inmarsat has agreed to provide the capacity backbone to deliver the Internet of Things (IoT) systems of Skylo, a satellite-based narrow-band IoT specialist. The agreement pairs the UK-based…

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