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Eutelsat selected by Afghanistan Broadcasting System

Eutelsat Communications and Afghanistan Broadcasting System (ABS) have signed a multi-year, multi-transponder contract for video capacity on the Eutelsat 53A satellite. ABS will use Eutelsat 53A’s Ku-band resources over Central…

Apple TV set for April launch

Apple is reportedly preparing to to launch its long-awaited streaming service in April. A star-studded unveiling is set to take place at the Steve Jobs Theater in California on March…

1 in 3 new Movistar subs add Netflix

1 in 3 new Movistar subs add Netflix

Two months after the Netflix integration into Movistar, the streaming service is helping capture one out of every three new customers, according to data directly from Telefónica’s pay-TV platform in…

Paywizard delivers PPV events for BT Sport

Paywizard delivers PPV events for BT Sport

BT Sport has chosen Paywizard, the subscription, billing and customer relationship management (CRM) specialist, to deliver pay-per-view purchase and entitlement management and support for its PPV events broadcast via the Sky…

TVSquared, TiVo partner for Deterministic Attribution

TVSquared, a specilaist in TV attribution, has partnered with TiVo to bring deterministic TV viewership data to its ADvantage platform. Incorporating TiVo’s television viewership data within the analytics platform allows TVSquared customers…

Joshua vs Miller on Sky Sports Box Office

Anthony Joshua will put his heavyweight world titles on the line once again, as he makes his US debut against Jarrell Miller on June 1st at Madison Square Garden. Live…

Hispasat sold to Red Eléctrica

Hispasat sold to Red Eléctrica

Red Eléctrica has acquired Madrid-based satellite operator Hispasat. The Spanish electricity utility company is buying out Abertis’s 89.7 per cent holding in Hispasat for €949 million. Hispasat recorded €235 million…

Altice Portugal may not seek DTT licence renewal

Altice Portugal has made known that it may not seek the renewal of its current DTT network operator licence when it expires. The decision comes after the National Communications Authority…

First Addressable TV ads in Spain

Spain’s TV group Atresmedia has launched the first Addressable TV format on FTA in the country, with targeted and personalised advertising. Branded Digital Skin, the new hybrid ad format uses…

Nielsen reveals biggest ad-spenders of 2018

Nielsen reveals biggest ad-spenders of 2018

Procter & Gamble was the UK’s biggest spender in traditional advertising in 2018, reveals Nielsen data. Sky overtook the consumer goods corporation in 2017, but now comes in at second…

DISH network Q4 revenues dip

US DTH broadcaster DISH Network has reported revenue totalling $3.31 billion (€292.2bn) for the quarter ending December 31st 2018, compared to $3.48 billion for the corresponding period in 2017. Net…

GroupM: India fastest growing ad market in the world

GroupM: India fastest growing ad market in the world

GroupM, the media investment group of WPP, has revealed its advertising expenditure (adex) forecasts for 2019.  As per the GroupM futures report This Year, Next Year (TYNY) 2019, India tops…

Netflix to boost spend in 2019

Netflix to boost spend in 2019

Disney is reported to have decided that its upcoming Captain Marvel movie will not find a release window on Netflix or any other online platform. The news is not unexpected…

MultiChoice to freeze pay-TV prices

MultiChoice, just days ahead of its listing as a separate company (from its parent Naspers) on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, says it will freeze its pay-TV subscription fees for the…

Satellite insurers suffer in 2018

Some insurance suppliers love the satellite business. After all, you have to cover quite a few cars to match a satellite that would be worth around $250 million (€220.9m), or…