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Brazil: Netflix catalyst for home video market recovery

Brazil’s video entertainment market faced a challenging 2018, with consumer spend down 6 per cent to R$ 22.4 billion (€4.85bn), according to a new video insights report from Futuresource Consulting.…

Bojack Horseman goes FTA on DMAX

Bojack Horseman goes FTA on DMAX

Acclaimed adult animation BoJack Horseman will be available for free for the first time to UK viewers starting on February 25th on DMAX, Discovery’s new free to air male entertainment…

Sky Italia fined €7m for ‘misleading’ subs on football

Sky Italia fined €7m for ‘misleading’ subs on football

Italy’s Antitrust Authority has fined Sky Italia €7 million for failing to provide “clear and immediate” information to potential subscribers that it did not have all Serie A’s games in…

Canal Plus to bid for beIN Sports?

Canal Plus is in preliminary talks to acquire Qatar-based beIN Sports, according to reports in France. The French broadcaster could be seeking to push forward with a deal before summer,…

3rd-gen Telstra TV introduced

3rd-gen Telstra TV introduced

Australian multiplay telco Telstra has introduced its third-generation Telstra TV which it says is another leap forward for affordable entertainment in Australian homes. Available from February 26th, the new third-generation…

SpaceX to lift Indonesia satellite on Feb 21

SpaceX to lift Indonesia satellite on Feb 21

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch Indonesia’s PSN 6 communications satellite into orbit on February 21st from Cape Canaveral. PSN 6 (for PT Pasifik Satelit Nusantara) was built by…

Red Bee Media opens Red Lab

Red Bee Media has opened a new R&D facility located in its hub in Broadcast Centre, west London. Red Lab, London houses a private cloud platform for remote testing, as…

Telefónica demands end to RTVE tax

Spain’s Telefónica has requested that the 0.9 per cent telco tax it pays to finance public TV group RTVE is eliminated to put an end to a “discrimination” against telco…

Knight to join SpotX

SpotX, the global video advertising and monetisation platform, is appointing Sophie Knight as Director, Platform Services for the UK. Reporting to Ed Wale, Managing Director for SpotX in the UK,…

LA Clippers selects AWS for CourtVision

LA Clippers selects AWS for CourtVision

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is now the primary cloud computing, machine learning, and artificial intelligence provider of Clippers CourtVision, the live, augmented game-watching platform created by the Los Angeles Clippers…

Kagan: IPTV overtakes DTH in 2018

Kagan: IPTV overtakes DTH in 2018

In 2018, IPTV overtook DTH as the second-largest multichannel platform in the world by subscribers after cable TV, accounting for 23.4 per cent of the total market of 1.07 billion…

Eutelsat: “Another miss on Video”

Eutelsat is the first of the three satellite majors to report its H1 results (to December 31st), and the headline numbers were all down on expectations and prompting the market…

ZEEL broadcast partner could be Comcast or Sony

Mumbai-based media giant Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd (ZEEL) is looking for a 50 per cent broadcast partner, and the company has narrowed down its search. According to local reports carried…

US Q3 digital ad revenues up 22% YoY

US digital advertising revenues rose to $26.2 billion in the third quarter of 2018, solidifying 2018’s claim as the highest-spending first three quarters on record, according to the latest IAB…

Argentina “borrows” SES satellite to secure orbital slot

Argentina “borrows” SES satellite to secure orbital slot

Argentina has managed to keep its satellite Ka-band transmission rights – and access to an 80 degrees West orbital position – by taking a short lease on an old SES…