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SABC in total turmoil – again

South Africa’s SABC public broadcaster seems to lurch from crisis to crisis, making wholly undesirable headlines on a near-constant basis. Whether it’s allegations of financial wrong-doing, selective news coverage and…

Thai PBS boosted by social media

The Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS), has increased its reach across social media exponentially in the past year by capitalizing on the growing digital video demand in Asia. Thai…

Egyptian media threaten unlicensed channels

There is still widespread piracy of TV broadcasts in the MENA region and the transmission of pirated movies as well as channels promoting the sale of unlicensed “medical treatments” and…

Spain TV viewing: 75% DTT, 25% pay-TV

Spain TV viewing: 75% DTT, 25% pay-TV

Seventy-five per cent of Spaniards watch TV through FTA DTT, 25.2 per cent via a pay-TV platform. The November figures from the consultancy firm Barlovento Comunicación confirm that DTT is…

LOVEStv launches in Spain

LOVEStv, the joint FTA HbbTV platform sponsored by Spanish broadcasters Atresmedia, Mediaset and RTVE, has started streaming and aims to be integrated into over 2 million TV sets by year…

Freeview mobile app launching in January

Freeview mobile app launching in January

Freeview has revealed it will launch its new mobile app on January 22nd 2019. The announcement was made during the platform’s annual Outside the Box industry event at BAFTA. Through…

netgem.tv offers best of free & pay-TV

netgem.tv offers best of free & pay-TV

Entertainment technology specialist netgem.tv has launched its next-generation of smart TV service. Combining its new app-powered TV personalised service, which will be available on iOS/Android bundled with the UK’s first…

CBS, AMC on-demand players for Freeview Play

CBS, AMC on-demand players for Freeview Play

The CBS AMC UK Channels Partnership, a joint venture between AMC Networks International and CBS Studios International, has announced the launch of two new on-demand players – Horror Bites and…

Sports Channel Network, Planet Knowledge join YouView

VOD 365, a provider of branded OTT TV channels via Freeview, Freesat, mobile and smart TV devices has launched its documentary and sports on-demand channels, Planet Knowledge and Sports Channel…

Scotland: Free La Liga & Serie A games on STV

Scotland: Free La Liga & Serie A games on STV

The STV Player, the Scottish VoD service, will show top flight European football through a partnership with Eleven Sports. The partnership will see two live matches from two of the…

South Africa’s OpenView hits 1.4m sales

South Africa FTA satellite operator OpenView has sold almost 1.5 million set-top boxes, according to their latest results.  The total is an increase of some 42 per cent in the…

YouTube streams free Lego Movie

YouTube streams free Lego Movie

YouTube and Warner Bros Pictures have teamed to enable YouTube users to watch The Lego Movie for free during Black Friday on November 23rd. The promotion is to create hype…

New Woody Woodpecker on YouTube

Universal is set to release new episodes of Woody Woodpecker across three dedicated YouTube channels – in each of Brazilian Portuguese, Spanish and English. These upcoming adventures are the newest…

Eros Now joins Freesat VoD

Freesat, the UK’s subscription-free satellite TV platform, has expanded its on-demand service by adding Eros Now, the South Asian digital OTT distribution service by global Indian film entertainment company Eros…

Sky: ‘Legislation not needed for PSB on-demand’

Sky: ‘Legislation not needed for PSB on-demand’

David Wheeldon, Group Director of Policy and Public Affairs for Sky, has suggested that that UK’s public service broadcasters (PSBs) should be working with platforms to make their content available…