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Deputy DG Bulford to leave BBC

Deputy DG Bulford to leave BBC

Anne Bulford, the BBC’s Deputy Director-General, has decided to leave the Corporation in the spring of 2019 to pursue a portfolio of non-executive roles. BBC Director-General, Tony Hall and the…

Mega Movie Week to drive digital ownership

Trade bodies the Digital Entertainment Group Europe (DEGE) and the British Association for Screen Entertainment (BASE) are launching Mega Movie Week, a category-wide campaign to drive consumer engagement with the…

Analysis: Apple’s Samsung partnership ‘major strategy shift’

Analysis: Apple’s Samsung partnership ‘major strategy shift’

In research and consulting firm Futuresource’s perspective report, Battle for the Living Room,  published before Christmas, it stated that Apple was to make a big play in TV in 2019,…

Survey: 27% US subs might cancel Netflix after price hike

Survey: 27% US subs might cancel Netflix after price hike

Netflix this week revealed it is raising its prices in the US by 13-18 per cent, its largest price increase ever. To gauge subscriber reactions, StreamingObserver commissioned a survey which produced…

Research: Netflix subs sensitive to price increases

Research from analyst firm The Diffusion Group finds that, while subscriber reaction to Netflix’s recent price increase varies relative to degree, even minor variations may have significant implications. Case in…

beIN exposes beoutQ rights ‘theft’

beIN exposes beoutQ rights ‘theft’

A ‘reveal all’ website has been published by pay-TV operator beIN Media Group which it claims publicly exposes what it describes as the “industrial scale theft” of world sports and…

Italian broadcasting sector worth €8.8bn in 2017

The Italian broadcasting (TV and radio) sector was worth €8.8 billion in 2017, down by 1.1 per cent on the previous year, according to figures from AgCom. The free-to-air TV…

Euskaltel adds Prime Video to TV offer

Euskaltel adds Prime Video to TV offer

Basque-country based operator Euskaltel has become the first operator in Spain to integrate Amazon’s Prime Video into its TV line-up via its 4K Android-based STBs. The company has beaten Movistar,…

DPP: “Profound new media trends” emerge at CES

The DPP, the media industry’s business change network, has published its annual report on the Las Vegas Consumer Electronics Show (CES) to its Member companies. This year’s report has been…

Sinclair launches STIRR AVoD

Sinclair launches STIRR AVoD

US television broadcasting company Sinclair Broadcast Group is to launch STIRR, a free, ad-supported streaming service that will include access to some of the most popular national news, sports, entertainment…

BBC’s Davie turns down Premier League job

Tim Davie is the latest person to turn down the chance of becoming the new head of the Premier League. Davie, chief executive of commercial division BBC Studios, has confirmed…

Research: 16% US homes share SVoD passwords

Research: 16% US homes share SVoD passwords

Research from analyst firm Parks Associates finds 16 per cent of US broadband households admit to sharing their passwords for their video service accounts with other people. Innovations in Authentication…

Optimism at Arianespace over launch rate improvement

Stéphane Israël, CEO at rocket company Arianespace, says that his Ariane 5 rockets will launch at least 5 missions this year, with each launch carrying two satellites. Israël stresses that…

India’s Doordarshan sets new guidelines

India’s public broadcaster, Prasar Bharati is restructuring its guidelines for the allocation and sale of broadcasting slots on its Doordarshan DTH ‘Free Dish’ platform. The system has an estimated 30…

Global home audio revenues near $15bn in 2018

Global home audio revenues near $15bn in 2018

The worldwide home audio market realised an increase of 21 per cent in units in 2018, whilst posting revenues of nearly $15 billion, according to year-end estimates from a new…

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