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Bank downbeat on SES, upbeat on Eutelsat

Investment bank Berenberg, in its previews of media stocks for 2021, is downbeat on satellite operator SES. It is maintaining its ‘SELL’ advice to clients and gives a guide price…

Cerillion to transform GO’s BSS

Cerillion to transform GO’s BSS

In a move that will enable Malta multiplay operator GO to offer more flexible bundling and unbundling of its quadplay services and address the needs and interests of different customer…

Prime Video acquires Cruel Summer

Amazon Prime Video has secured the exclusive first window worldwide rights (excluding the US, Canada and China) to the psychological thriller Cruel Summer. From leading independent studio Entertainment One (eOne),…

Forecast: India SVoD market at $1.9bn by 2025

Forecast: India SVoD market at $1.9bn by 2025

India’s online video industry generated an estimated $1.4 billion (€1.1bn) in revenue in 2020 with advertising contributing 64 per cent and subscription 36 per cent, according to a report by…

Data: iPlayer searches outnumber Netflix

Data: iPlayer searches outnumber Netflix

BroadbandDeals has analysed monthly average search volume data from SEMRush, to reveal which video streaming service is the most popular in the UK. BBC iPlayer is the UK’s most popular…

Tuchman backs Rialto International

Bruce Tuchman, formerly President of Sundance Channel Global, AMC Global and MGM Networks, and New Zealand’s Rialto Channel Limited have launched Rialto International, a 50-50 joint venture to bring Rialto…

Netflix improves ISP Speed Index

Netflix improves ISP Speed Index

Netflix has announced that it will be improving its ISP Speed Index – a regular update on which providers around the globe provide the best streaming experience for its service.…

Spain: Movistar integrates Universal+

Spain: Movistar integrates Universal+

Movistar has reached an agreement with NBC Universal International Networks to integrate Universal+ into its pay-TV platform, as well as carry the Calle 13, Syfy and Dreamworks TV channels on…

Lockdown support measures from Virgin Media

Lockdown support measures from Virgin Media

UK multiplay operator Virgin Media has introduced a series of measures to help keep its customers connected and entertained during the latest nationwide lockdown. The operator is making a variety…

BBC Sounds app joins Sky Q

BBC Sounds app joins Sky Q

The BBC Sounds app is now available to all Sky Q customers in the UK, offering more than 80,000 hours of audio content, including live BBC radio broadcasts, music mixes,…

SiriusXM beats 2020 guidance

Pay-radio company SiriusXM told the NASDAQ exchange that it added 909,000 new subscribers to taking the operator’s total self-pay numbers to 30.9 million “and beating its most recent guidance”. Moreover,…

Forecast: Moderate growth for Thailand pay-TV to 2025

Forecast: Moderate growth for Thailand pay-TV to 2025

Thailand’s pay-TV services market is set to recover and post an 8 per cent growth in revenue in 2021 but will slow down again thereafter to post a moderate compound…

Comscore, Frameplay launch brand lift survey

Comscore, Frameplay launch brand lift survey

Comscore has completed the first of a series of brand recognition lift surveys in partnership with Frameplay, a global in-game advertising company. Focusing on the intrinsic in-game advertising category, the…

Classic EastEnders episodes on iPlayer

Classic EastEnders episodes on iPlayer

EastEnders fans can relive some of the most memorable moments in the soap opera’s 35 year history with a selection of iconic episodes now available to stream on BBC iPlayer.…

Report: APAC SVoD revenues overtake AVoD

Report: APAC SVoD revenues overtake AVoD

A report from Media Partners Asia (MPA) shows that the Asia Pacific online video industry grew revenue by 14 per cent year-on-year in 2020 to reach $30.5 billion (€25bn). SVoD…

Analyst: African OTT revenues at $1.7bn by 2026

Analyst: African OTT revenues at $1.7bn by 2026

African OTT movie and TV episode revenues will reach $1.725 billion (€1.4bn) by 2026 – up from $392 million in 2020, according to the Africa OTT TV and Video Forecasts…