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Helios to invest $100m in South Africa

Helios Towers, an infrastructure player already present in Tanzania, the Congo, and Ghana, says it is ready to invest $100 million providing new telecoms connectivity in South Africa over the…

ITV Studios International production at all-time high

ITV Studios International production at all-time high

Five of the top 10 most watched programmes in 2018 in the UK were created and produced by labels which are part of ITV Studios. The best performing shows are:…

Mediamorph record-setting customer acquisitions in 2018

Mediamorph, the Content Value Management (CVM) cloud platform powering the largest entertainment companies in the world, set a record pace of new customer acquisitions in 2018 that included content providers,…

Discovery Denmark to streamline metadata with Clipsource

Discovery Denmark to streamline metadata with Clipsource

Discovery Networks Denmark has appointed mediatech specialists Clipsource, to provide a comprehensive metadata and press platform for its linear and on demand channels in Denmark. The new platform allows Discovery…

ShortsTV selects Synacor’s Cloud Identity Platform

Synacor and Shorts International, the short film entertainment company and operator of the ShortsTV channel, have announced the integration of Synacor’s Cloud Identity Platform with the ShortsTV streaming App. Current…

NBCUniversal launching AVoD service

NBCUniversal launching AVoD service

Comcast’s NBCUniversal has revealed plans to launch a free, ad-supported streaming service to anyone in the US that subscribes to a traditional pay-TV service – including competitors such as Charter, AT&T, Cox…

Vimeo to pay €8.5m in damages to Mediaset

A Rome Court has ordered Vimeo to remove all contested videos from Mediaset and reimburse €8.5 million to the Italian broadcaster. Mediaset had sued the US-based online video platform for…

Liberty Global cuts CCO in decentralisation

Liberty Global cuts CCO in decentralisation

Liberty Global is to decentralise as it adjusts to its reduced scale after the Vodafone deal, and one of the first to go is Diederik Karsten, chief commercial officer. Karsten…

Intelsat CFO to step down

Intelsat’s CFO, Jacques Kerrest, plans to retire. He will continue in his role through the spring until a successor is appointed to ensure a smooth transition of duties. Since joining…

Spain allocates €50m to DTT migration

Spain allocates €50m to DTT migration

The Spanish Government has proposed €50 million in grants in the 2019 state budget to help Spaniards retune their antennas in the second digital migration. This will be just an…

TiVo hits Comcast in another patent battle

TiVo has opened another round of patent claims against Comcast over its set-top IP. The lawsuit has been filed in a California court under TiVo’s owners, Rovi Corp, and the…

Report: Digital tech to drive sports revenue growth

Report: Digital tech to drive sports revenue growth

A report by global digital infrastructure provider Tata Communications examining the commercial transformation of sports identifies 2019 as a defining tipping point for the global sports industry, with digital technology…

Spain: Euskaltel seeks to increase revenues by 30%

Soon after UK’s Zegona had announced a capital enlargement of over €100 million to become the largest shareholder in the company, Basque Country-based telco operator Euskaltel has unveiled plans to…

VR game revenues to reach $8.2bn by 2023

VR game revenues to reach $8.2bn by 2023

A study from Juniper Research has found that revenues from VR-specific games will reach $8.2 billion (€7.1bn) by 2023, rising from an expected $1.2 billion in 2019. It argued that…

Portugal, Austria fall in Netflix ISP Speed Index

Netflix has released December data from its ISP Speed Index – a monthly update on which Internet Service Providers (ISPs) provide the best prime time Netflix streaming experience. Vodafone Greece…