Analyst: Global subscription, ad revenue to reach $559bn

Strategy Analytics forecasts that global consumer and advertising spend on TV and video will grow from $490 billion in 2017 to $559 billion in 2022, an increase of $69 billion. Spend on OTT video will account for 90 per cent of this growth, according to the advisory services, consulting and…

Dolby Atmos, Vision for Prime’s Jack Ryan

Dolby Atmos, Vision for Prime’s Jack Ryan

Dolby Laboratories and Amazon have confirmed that forthcoming Prime Original series Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan will be available on Prime Video in both Dolby Atmos and Dolby Vision…

Restructure puts Kudelski in red

The Kudelski Group, a provider of media content protection and value-added service technology, has announced its 2018 half year results with a loss for the half year. In…

MTG and NENT Group secure credit facility

Modern Times Group (MTG) and its subsidiary Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group) have jointly agreed a SEK 4 billion (€0.38bn) five year revolving credit facility with a group…

Naspers dragged down by Tencent

Naspers dragged down by Tencent

Shares in Naspers, the South African media group that owns nearly a third of Tencent, fell as much as 10 per cent after the Chinese internet company posted…

Pro Plus tops TV revenues in SE Europe

Slovenia’s Pro Plus was the leading commercial TV broadcaster in Southeast Europe in 2017, in terms of revenue, according to a report by regional portal Media Daily. The…

India’s NDTV abandons FTA

India’s NDTV abandons FTA

NDTV India is to switch from free-to-air transmission to a pay-TV model. NDTV is a Hindi-language news channel owned by New Delhi Television Ltd, and launched in 2003.…

Spain’s Atresmedia on DirecTV Now

Atresmedia, one of the largest TV groups in Spain, has reached an agreement with DirecTV to distribute its three International channels Antena 3 Internacional, Atreseries and Hola TV…

Foxtel launches 4K cricket

Foxtel launches 4K cricket

Australian pay-TV operator Foxtel will broadcast all Australian men’s international cricket and KFC BBL games in 4K during the forthcoming Australian summer on a new dedicated channel that…

Avanti gets Indonesian cash

Avanti Communications, at long last, has received $20 million in a Court-awarded settlement against the government of Indonesia. The payment is no great surprise although the Indonesians were…

Com Hem debuts 1.2 Gbit/s broadband

Com Hem debuts 1.2 Gbit/s broadband

Swedish multi-play operator Com Hem is launching a new maximum broadband speed of 1,200 Mbit/s. The service will initially be rolled out to 600,000 households in Stockholm, Borås,…

AsiaSat for live coverage of 2018 Asian Games

AsiaSat is supporting live coverage of the 2018 Asian Games with AsiaSat 5. The 18th Asian Games, co-hosted by the cities of Jakarta and Palembang of Indonesia, includes…

US smart speaker sales to see 50% growth by 2019

According to the Future of Tech report from global information company, The NPD Group, sales of voice-activated speakers will add an incremental $1.6 billion dollars to the US technology industry…

YouTube bans horror trailer

YouTube bans horror trailer

YouTube has pulled a five-second teaser trailer for upcoming horror movie The Nun after a number of users complained that it was too frightening. The trailer was essentially…

TVSquared Latin America opens

TVSquared, TV performance analytics and optimisation outfit, has opened TVSquared Latin America. The Miami-based offices will support the world’s fourth-largest advertising market, which accounts for more than $28…

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