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Research: SVoD viewing level with broadcast by 2023

Research: SVoD viewing level with broadcast by 2023

SVoD uptake is accelerating and in terms of hours viewing per day it will draw level with broadcast TV globally by 2023, according to a report from Rethink Technology Research.…

Hastings: “Netflix not on Apple TV”

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings told journalists in Hollywood that its SVoD service will not be among the choices for users on Apple TV. Apple is expected to officially unveil its…

Study: Involuntary cancellations a big problem for SVoD industry

Study: Involuntary cancellations a big problem for SVoD industry

A study that delves into consumer relationships with streaming video services and viewing behaviour has found that 70 per cent of households in the US and 40 per cent of…

Sky, BBC team for iconic British box sets

Sky, BBC team for iconic British box sets

Sky and BBC Studios, the commercial arm of the BBC, are to bring a new range of BBC comedy and drama box sets to Sky and NOW TV customers. From…

India DTH “super-merger” in the works?

A well-sourced report from India suggests that broadcasting giant Dish TV (part of the Essel-backed Zee empire) and Bharti Airtel Digital TV are contemplating a merger. Currently Dish TV India…

Ultimate Boxxer broadcast deal with BT Sport

Ultimate Boxxer broadcast deal with BT Sport

Ultimate Boxxer, Britain’s first boxing entertainment brand, is delighted to announce that it has signed a broadcast deal with BT Sport, starting with its first event of the year on…

Netflix interactive Bear Grylls show

Netflix’s next interactive TV series will let viewers spend time with celebrity survival instructor Bear Grylls, best known for his Discovery Channel TV show Man vs Wild. Netflix unveiled the…

Arabsat 6A to launch April 7

Reports from Florida’s Space Coast suggest that SpaceX’s next commercial flight launch will be Arabsat’s latest craft to join its fleet, 6A, will lift off at 6.36 pm (Florida time)…

Red Bee to provide IMDb ratings for Swisscom TV

Red Bee Media will be providing IMDb ratings for Swisscom’s television offering on TV Box, TV Air Web and TV Air Mobile Apps. The ratings will be provided for movies…

Asia Pacific OTT to generate $48bn by 2024

Asia Pacific OTT to generate $48bn by 2024

Asia Pacific OTT revenues will reach $48 billion (€42.2bn) in 2024; up from the $21 billion recorded in 2018. According to Digital TV Research, the total will increase by $5…

Comcast combines Sky and NBC ad platforms

Comcast is merging the advertising power of its NBCUniversal and Sky units to better target viewers worldwide. It says the initiative would allow global advertisers to target specific households based…

BBC chair: ‘Broadcast regulation not fit for digital’

The chair of the BBC suggests that the system of media regulation is no longer fit for the modern age, after the corporation was forced to delay plans to make…

Research: Netflix tops 11m Oz users

Research: Netflix tops 11m Oz users

Nearly 14 million Australians now have access to some form of pay-TV/subscription TV, up 11.8 per cent on a year ago, according to analyst firm Roy Morgan Research, who suggest…

SABC ‘threatened by analogue switch-off’

South Africa has started switching off analogue signals. The country’s Free State region has been the first to move its transmissions over to Digital Terrestrial TV, with all analogue signals…

Japan: Mobile viewers must pay licence fee

Japan: Mobile viewers must pay licence fee

Japan’s Supreme Court has ruled that people who use a mobile phone to watch TV programmes must pay a subscription fee to the country’s public broadcaster, NHK. The ruling confirms…

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