Analyst: OTT revenue to overtake box office

At $46 billion, global subscription OTT revenues will overtake box office revenues in 2019 when theatrical takings will come in at just under $40 billion, according to analyst firm Ampere Analysis. The theatrical slowdown in North America and Western Europe is the primary driver of the trend as SVoD continues…

Ofcom restricts iPlayer changes

Ofcom restricts iPlayer changes

UK broadcast regulator Ofcom has published its full decision on the BBC’s proposed changes to iPlayer, which will limit the Corporation’s scope to make programmes available beyond a…

Italy: Online TV market worth €8.8bn in 2020

ITMedia Consulting predicts that the Italian TV market will grow over the next two years, at an average annual rate (CAGR) of 3.4 per cent, reaching €8.8 billion…

Snoopy heading to Apple TV

Snoopy heading to Apple TV

Apple has secured the rights to the late Charles M. Schulz’s Peanuts brand – the comic strip that is home to the famous Charlie Brown and Snoopy characters.…

Netflix tests instant replay

Netflix is testing an instant replay feature that will give users the option to replay a scene during whatever they are viewing. The feature works by offering a…

BBC ‘commercial subsidiaries  efficient and fair competition’

BBC ‘commercial subsidiaries efficient and fair competition’

The BBC Board has published a review into its own commercial subsidiaries. The review by EY has found that the BBC’s three wholly-owned commercial businesses – BBC Studios,…

BT Sport keeps UFC

BT Sport has confirmed that it will remain the exclusive home of UFC in the UK and Republic of Ireland into 2019 and beyond after agreeing a new…

Synamedia launches Credentials Sharing Insight

Video software provider Synamedia, the company created from the acquisition of Cisco’s Service Provider Video Software Solutions business, and backed by the Permira funds, has unveiled Credentials Sharing…

Yahsat, Hughes finalise broadband satellite JV

Yahsat, Hughes finalise broadband satellite JV

United Arab Emirates-based satellite operator Al Yah Satellite Communications Company (Yahsat) and broadband satellite technologist Hughes Network Systems (Hughes), a subsidiary of EchoStar Corporation, have confirmed the completion…

Walsh stepping down from Avanti

Avanti Communications has confirmed that its Chairman, Paul Walsh, will step down in June. He will be replaced by his current Deputy, Alan Harper. Walsh has been Chairman…

Movistar pop-up Xmas Disney channel

Movistar pop-up Xmas Disney channel

Telefónica’s pay-TV platform Movistar is launching a Movistar Navidad Disney, a pop-up TV channel devoted to Christmas that will be on air from December 20th until January 6th.…

IMAX pulls plug on VR arcades

In recent times, IMAX has contemplated putting in VR areas into all of its cinema foyers as a potential money-raiser from cinema-goers wanting to spend time on the…

New satellite link for South Asia

The tiny Himalayan state of Bhutan, perhaps best known for its many monasteries and mountains, is adding to its limited satellite capacity. Using money from India’s government and…

3SS unveils new Android TV services

3SS unveils new Android TV services

3 Screen Solutions (3SS), a provider of software solutions and services for STB and multiscreen digital entertainment, has announced major new advances for Android TV deployments which deliver…

Dish Mexico selects Gilat and Hispasat

Gilat Satellite Networks has announced that Dish Mexico has selected its SkyEdge II-c multi-service platform, operating over Hispasat’s HTS satellite, Amazonas-5, to deliver broadband services in Mexico. Mexico…

Deloitte: ‘5G will stay niche’

Deloitte: ‘5G will stay niche’

Consultancy Deloitte, in its Technology, Media and Telecommunications Predictions 2019, says that the upcoming Fifth Generation (5G) mobile phone technology is unlikely to enjoy rapid adoption and will…

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