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Rebel to premiere on Disney+

Drama series Rebel – the Erin Brockovich-inspired story starring Katey Sagal – will stream exclusively on Star on Disney+ from May 28th. The series tells the story of Annie ‘Rebel’ Bello – a blue-collar legal…

Analyst: Disney+ rollout a success in SE Asia

Analyst: Disney+ rollout a success in SE Asia

The rollout of Disney+ in Southeast Asia is going strong, as the streaming platform launched in India in April 2020, followed by Indonesia in September 2020 and more recently Singapore…

Mediaset to relaunch VoD platform

Mediaset to relaunch VoD platform

Italian broadcaster Mediaset is relaunching its VoD activities this month, with the merger of its two existing platforms, Mediaset Play and Infinity. Renamed as ‘Mediaset Play Infinity’, the new streaming…

France: BrutX YA SVoD service

France: BrutX YA SVoD service

French global digital media brand Brut has launched SVoD service BrutX, initially in France, ahead of a European and worldwide roll-out within two years. Targeting young adults under 35 year-old,…

Survey: Programmatic ads “thriving business model”

Survey: Programmatic ads “thriving business model”

An overwhelming majority (87.4 per cent) of network service provider (NSP) executives agree that programmatic advertising delivered through smart/connected TVs and/or customer premises equipment (such as set-top boxes) will be…

Analysis: Broadband outranks pay-TV in W Europe

Analysis: Broadband outranks pay-TV in W Europe

The number of Western European pay-TV subscribers will fall by 4 million between 2020 and 2026 to 103 million, according to the Western Europe Pay TV Forecasts report from analyst…

BT expands 5G network

BT expands 5G network

BT has started expanding its 5G network across the UK as lockdown begins to lift. Outlaying the plans, Marc Allera, CEO at BT Consumer Division, commented: “As restrictions gradually start…

Research: Smart TVs in majority of US homes

Research: Smart TVs in majority of US homes

Findings from Hub Entertainment Research’s third annual Connected Home report suggest that smart TVs are now in a large majority of US TV homes, and account for over half of…

Report: 12.2% increase in digital advertising

Report: 12.2% increase in digital advertising

As the world grapples with the ongoing ramifications of the Covid-19 pandemic, the digital advertising sector continues to show tremendous resilience. According to the newly-released IAB Internet Advertising Revenue Report,…

ScreenHits TV aggregator launched

ScreenHits TV aggregator launched

A new TV Streaming App – ScreenHits TV – which combines a user’s TV streaming channels into one TV guide has launched on Apple iPads, Android TV, Chromecast and Fire…

Forecast: 72m 8K TV households by 2025

Forecast: 72m 8K TV households by 2025

Global 8K TV household adoption will begin to build momentum over the next few years, reaching 72 million households by 2025, according to Strategy Analytics. Following a slower than expected…

Toshiba to go private?

Toshiba to go private?

CVC Capital Partners is reportedly making a $20 billion (€16.8bn) bid to buy Japanese electronics giant Toshiba. The intention is to take Toshiba into private ownership. Toshiba said it “will…

Survey: Post-Covid travel should include better IFC

Survey: Post-Covid travel should include better IFC

A recent Intelsat survey points to future trends in Inflight Connectivity (IFC), as passengers screenings and air travel begin returning to pre-Covid levels. In a blog post, the satellite operator…

RIP Laszlo Zoltan, CEO, DVEO

RIP Laszlo Zoltan, CEO, DVEO

TV/OTT equipment supplier DVEO has announced the passing of CEO Laszlo (Les) Zoltan following a short illness at the age of 73. He will be deeply missed by his family,…

Globo partners with Google Cloud

Globo partners with Google Cloud

Brazilian media company Globo and infrastructure, platform capabilities and industry solutions provider Google Cloud have agreed a seven-year strategic partnership. The announcement aligns with Globo’s ongoing digital transformation, its restructuring…

‘Unforgotten’ catch-up requests boost viewing figures

‘Unforgotten’ catch-up requests boost viewing figures

Full series consolidated data for the fourth series of police procedural drama Unforgotten reveals that the average audience has increased by an impressive 3 million viewers on the overnight audience,…