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South Korea: Netflix subs up 192% YoY

The number of Netflix subscribers in South Korea has nearly tripled year-on-year to over 1.8 million mark according to Wiseapp, a smartphone app service market research company in the country.…

Survey: 65% of UK unaware of Disney+ streaming service

Survey: 65% of UK unaware of Disney+ streaming service

A survey of by GlobalWebIndex has found that just 35 per cent of UK consumers are aware that Disney will be launching its own streaming service, Disney+, later this year.…

Forecast: 230m European pay-TV subs by 2023

Forecast: 230m European pay-TV subs by 2023

The European pay-TV market is expected to gain 17.7 million subscribers between 2019 and 2023 which would represent an 8.4 per cent growth, according to a Dataxis forecast. It should…

Italian TV sector remains flat in 2018

The Italian TV sector was worth €8.21 billion in 2018, a slight drop on the €8.22 billion the year before, according to the annual report from Italy’s Communications Authority (AgCom).…

Disney shutting FX+ streaming service

Disney shutting FX+ streaming service

Disney has confirmed that FX+ – the US SVoD platform that hosts the channel’s content, will shut down on August 20th. The axing of the platform would seem to be…

ITU rules causing problems for Indonesia

ITU rules causing problems for Indonesia

Indonesia holds certain orbital rights to the 113 degrees East slot, but it must occupy the position with a working satellite by August 2019. The International Telecommunications Union’s (ITU) rules…

Portugal: AMC, Atresmedia launching EspañaTV on MEO

Portugal: AMC, Atresmedia launching EspañaTV on MEO

EspañaTV, the exclusive Spanish-language channel bouquet launched by AMC Networks International Southern Europe (AMCNISE) and Atresmedia Internacional, will launch on DTH and IPTV in Portugal on July 22nd on MEO…

SCN delivers digital ads to UK FTA audience

Sports Channel Network (SCN), the UK based Free to Air OTT channel, has become the first sport channel to deliver digital advertising to a free to air broadcast audience using…

Orion, Viacom satellite transfers

Two Viacom channels – Nickelodeon and Paramount Comedy – are being transferred to the Orion Group’s satellite platform. The operator will also provide technical servicing of the channels and ensure…

Mediaset Spain launches pay-TV service Mitele Plus

Mediaset Spain launches pay-TV service Mitele Plus

Mediaset Spain has entered the country’s pay-TV market with the launch of Mitele Plus. The streaming-only pay-TV platform is available for a monthly fee of €2.50 or an annual fee…

Study: Traditional TV far from dead

Study: Traditional TV far from dead

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, a professional services firm, and digital media consulting company, Vorhaus Advisors, have released their inaugural Digital Strategy Study, which analyses the state of media and content…

TRAI: Indian DTH subs up 4.9m in 1 year

India’s Telecom Regulatory Authority (TRAI) has reported that the country’s DTH operators have seen growth of an additional 4.91 million extra pay-TV subs in the year to March 31st 2019.…

Sky, C4 confirm FTA Cricket World Cup final

Sky, C4 confirm FTA Cricket World Cup final

Having vowed to make the Cricket World Cup final free-to-air should England reach the final, Sky has confirmed a partnership with Channel 4 that will make the match available for…

SES winning Ethiopian business hits Eutelsat

A recent announcement from SES saying that they were establishing a dedicated DTH service for Ethiopian viewers also confirms that it has persuaded many channels to “migrate” from Eutelsat. An…

South Africa vows fast action on digital TV

South Africa vows fast action on digital TV

South Africa’s communications minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams is promising faster progress on the country’s adoption of digital TV from analogue transmission. However, this is not the first time a minister has…

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