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Amazon rolls out Prime Video Channels in Mexico

Amazon Prime Video Channels has launched in Mexico, offering a range of SVoD services, including HBO, Paramount+, MGM, TV Azteca, Acorn TV, Pongalo, Noggin, CBeebies, STARZPLAY and more. “We are…

MBC’s Barnett resigns

MBC’s Barnett resigns

MBC, by any measure the most powerful broadcasting group in the Middle East, is set to lose its CEO Sam Barnett after 17 years at the helm. MBC’s chairman Waleed…

Double success for Proton

A Proton rocket blasted off from its Baikonur, Kazakhstan cosmodrome on October 9th on a long journey to orbit, with two important satellite passengers on board. Lift-off was on time…

Belgium: Telenet to phase out analogue TV in 2020

Belgium: Telenet to phase out analogue TV in 2020

Belgian telco Telenet will start phasing out the radio and television analogue signal in the country, along with its cable network, in autumn 2020. The shut-down procedure will last until…

C4, ITV, Sky £10m campaign for healthy child lifestyle

ITV, Channel 4 and Sky are set to launch an ambitious health and wellbeing initiative to promote the importance of healthy eating and exercise for kids in a new three-year…

STARZPLAY powers Lionsgate Play in India

STARZPLAY powers Lionsgate Play in India

STARZPLAY, the SVoD service, has utilised its in-house technology, by providing its managed service that encompasses the STARZPLAY Connect Platform to mark the successful launch of Lionsgate Play, a premium…

Portugal DTT frequency migration in January

Portugal DTT frequency migration in January

Portugal’s National Communications Authority (Anacom) has approved the new frequency migration plan for DTT broadcasts to mainland Portugal and the islands of the Azores and Madeira. Network operator Meo (Altice…

Research: Reality TV best performer for retail ads

Research: Reality TV best performer for retail ads

TVSquared, a specialist in digital and linear TV attribution, has released performance analysis on TV ads in the UK retail space across Q3 2019, revealing the most effective ad spots…

beIN CEO: “Piracy will burst sports rights bubble”

beIN CEO: “Piracy will burst sports rights bubble”

beIN Media Group’s CEO, Yousef Al-Obaidly, has warned sports rights-holders, broadcasters and sponsors that “the glorious media rights bubble is about to burst [because] piracy has spread to every corner…

Italy: JV to manage nearly 1,000 TV towers

3Lettronica Industriale and Prima TV have teamed up to jointly manage a network of nearly 1,000 DTT transmitters in Italy. The two partners will offer interested broadcasters the possibility of…

Comcast exec to lead Peacock

Comcast exec to lead Peacock

Comcast’s NBCUniversal is naming new management roles as streaming becomes more of a priority. Comcast executive Matt Strauss is moving over to NBCU as chairman of Peacock. Strauss will also…

SABC gets government bail out

SABC gets government bail out

South Africa’s government was due to make a special payment to the nation’s SABC public broadcaster on October 7th. The initial payment was expected to be a massive Rand 2.1…

Netflix’s The Irishman to play at Belasco Theatre, NY

Netflix’s The Irishman to play at Belasco Theatre, NY

Netflix has announced that Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman will have an historic theatrical run at the celebrated Belasco Theatre in New York. The Irishman, starring Robert De Niro, Al Pacino,…

Japan: All NBA streamed live on Rakuten

Rakuten and the National Basketball Association (NBA) have announced that all games from the 2019-20 NBA season, due to begin on October 23rd, will be streamed live and on demand…

BT partners all Home Nations football teams

BT has signed a series of deals to become the exclusive lead training sponsor of all Home Nations football teams until 2024. The partnership with all four nations will see…