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Nickelodeon, eOne partner on new Transformers series

Nickelodeon and Hasbro’s Entertainment One (eOne) have partnered to co-produce an original animated Transformers series (26 half-hour episodes), based on the iconic global property. In the action-comedy series, a new…

Paramount+ reveals pricing & content

Paramount+ reveals pricing & content

ViacomCBS has updated investors on its differentiated streaming strategy, which leverages the company’s product offerings across free, premium and pay segments with Pluto TV and SHOWTIME OTT to create a…

Study: Viewers favour Netflix for original content

Study: Viewers favour Netflix for original content

More and more shows and movies available on TV platforms are being prominently branded as ‘original’. The Evolution of Video Branding study from Hub Entertainment Research explores what consumers assume…

Analyst: Has América Móvil found key to OTT growth?

The growth observed in OTT pay-TV remains slow in Latin America. At end of 2020, this technology represents almost 1.3 million subscribers; barely 2 per cent of the pay-TV market,…

SES renews Sky deal; FY revenue dips

SES renews Sky deal; FY revenue dips

Ahead of its results announcement, SES confirmed it had extended its contract with Sky UK that will result in a €90 million gain in its secured backlog. SES added: “By…

Spain: Profits fall at Mediaset and Atresmedia

Spain: Profits fall at Mediaset and Atresmedia

The pandemic crisis has taken a big toll on the financial results of Spain’s two biggest TV groups, Mediaset and Atresmedia. Both saw their profits fall in 2020 by 15.6…

FCC announces C-band auction winners

FCC announces C-band auction winners

The US’s Federal Communications Commission has announced the winning bidders and the final bid totals in Auction 107 – commonly referred to as the C-band auction. Net winning bids totalled…

Report: Media aggregators surpass premium publishers

Report: Media aggregators surpass premium publishers

Extreme Reach (ER), the asset management solution for TV and video advertising, has released the findings of its Video Benchmarks Report with data from Q4 2020 and full year 2020.…

Analyst: Hybrid models driving Indian VoD market

Analyst: Hybrid models driving Indian VoD market

Futuresource Consulting’s latest Video Insights India report maps out the dynamics of this key emerging and increasingly-dynamic video battleground. An already rapidly evolving market, the pandemic has driven further change,…

Analyst: SpaceX tops $6bn in equity funding

Analyst: SpaceX tops $6bn in equity funding

Researchers at Quilty Analytics have carried out a running total of SpaceX’s fund-raising exercises and estimate that the Elon Musk-backed business has raised around $6 billion (€4.9bn) since the announcement…

Virtual Australia: “Future of TV is linear and BVoD”

Virtual Australia: “Future of TV is linear and BVoD”

The latest insights from Virtual Australia (VOZ) – the foundation of Australia’s forthcoming Total TV reporting standard – confirm that television is now an everywhere, multi-device medium. That means advertisers…

Study: Pandemic drives surge in subscription gaming

Study: Pandemic drives surge in subscription gaming

The games industry has thrived during the Covid-19 pandemic reports Futuresource Consulting; it has provided kids with a way to alleviate the boredom of lockdown through gaming and socialising digitally…

Net Insight sells ScheduALL to Xytech

Net Insight sells ScheduALL to Xytech

Net Insight has signed an agreement to sell its ScheduALL business to Xytech Systems in a transaction valued at $6 million (€4.9m). ScheduALL offers software-based resource optimisation solutions to media…

NENT expands Norwegian distribution with RiksTV

NENT expands Norwegian distribution with RiksTV

Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group), the Nordic streaming company, and Norwegian TV operator RiksTV have agreed to extend the long-term distribution deal that brings NENT Group’s Viaplay streaming service and…

UEFA: “Euro 2020 definitely this year”

UEFA: “Euro 2020 definitely this year”

Dr Daniel Koch, UEFA’s medical advisor, has said that the Euro 2020 tournament will definitely go ahead this year, and believes that fans could yet be allowed to travel internationally…

Kudelski adapts to pandemic reality

Kudelski adapts to pandemic reality

The Kudelski Group, a specialist in digital security, has announced its 2020 annual results. In 2020, total revenues and other operating income decreased to $741.5 million from $827.3 million in…