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Sky, DAZN Italy partnership

Pay-TV operator Sky and streaming service DAZN have signed what they describe as a major new  strategic agreement in Italy that makes the DAZN app available on Sky Q from the August 8th and also allows Sky subscribers to access the ZONA DAZN channel via the Sky decoder for a special DAZN rate, offering seven […]

August 5, 2022

Forecast: Asia content investment to grow 15%

Video content budgets across India, Korea and Southeast Asia climbed 21 per cent in 2021 to reach $10.4 billion (€10.2bn) and are forecast to grow 15 per cent to $12.0 billion in 2022, according to the latest edition of Asia Video Content Dynamics from analyst firm Media Partners Asia (MPA). This report tracks video content consumption, […]

August 5, 2022

Eutelsat owed $37m by ILS

Further details following on from Eutelsat’s end-of-year financials show that the satellite operator earned €78 million from its Russian broadcasting clients. However, it is also owed $37 million (€36.17m) by International Launch Services (ILS) which commercialises the launches of the Russian ‘Proton’ rocket. ILS is US-based in Reston, Virginia, but uses Russian-built rockets (made by […]

August 5, 2022By Chris Forrester

Nigeria hits DStv over BBC documentary

Nigeria’s National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has threatened a Naira 5 million fine (€11,824) against DStv (and other broadcasters including StarTimes, TSTV and Trust TV) for screening a ‘banditry’ documentary made by BBC Africa. Nigeria’s Banditry: The Inside Story was aired in Nigeria in March 2022. The programme (also named as The Bandit Warlords of Zamfara) […]

August 5, 2022By Chris Forrester

BT TV serves up Asian Mix

Multiplay telco BT has enhanced its BT TV offering with the addition of a new Asian Mix add-on. Asian Mix features eight premium Asian entertainment channels which offer a variety of content from comedy and drama to action and family shows, including HD channels, for £5 (€5.94) a month on a monthly rolling contract. The […]

August 5, 2022

Greg Riker new ThinkAnalytics CRO

Cloud-based personalised content discovery, viewer insight, and targeted advertising solution provider ThinkAnalytics has confirmed that Greg Riker has joined as Chief Revenue Officer. Riker will lead US business development, sales, and customer success teams for the Think360 viewer engagement platform and ThinkAdvertising for hyper-targeted advertising. Based in the US, he will report to ThinkAnalytics Chairman, […]

August 5, 2022

dB Broadcast acquires S3 Satcom portfolio

UK-based broadcast system integrator dB Broadcast has further expanded the range of system integration capabilities offered following the acquisition of S3 Satcom’s successful satellite systems business and specialist antenna positioning products portfolio – Satsio and Fiesta. S3 Satcom Limited went into Member’s Voluntary Liquidation at the end of March 2022, but the Directors were keen […]

August 5, 2022

Data: UK SVoD access declines

BARB, the UK’s television audience measurement service, has released data from its Establishment Survey for Q2 2022, showing a decline in the number of UK households with access to a subscription video-on-demand (SVoD) service. In Q2 2022, 19.19 million UK homes (67 per cent of households) had access to an SVoD service, a decrease of […]

August 4, 2022

SES H1: Video still under pressure

While the market will no doubt be talking about a potential merger between SES and Intelsat, SES reported its half-year financials on August 4th. However, the numbers show that SES’s Video division, still a very important element of the company’s revenue stream, was down 7 per cent (y-o-y) despite being helped by a growing income […]

August 4, 2022By Chris Forrester

SES, Intelsat merger talks?

SES and Intelsat are reportedly in talks about a possible combination, says the Financial Times. The two satellite giants are in active discussions about the structure of any potential deal, according to three people familiar with the matter, says the FT, as a wave of mergers and acquisitions sweeps across the satellite industry. “Neither wants […]

August 4, 2022By Chris Forrester