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Research: OTT penetration hits 38%

Research from cloud-based video production, editing and distribution platform Grabyo has found the global market penetration of OTT services has hit 38 per cent, with growth accelerating across all consumer…

Telia’s $957m acquisition of Bonnier approved

Telia’s $957m acquisition of Bonnier approved

The European Commission has approved Telia Company’s $957 million (€868.6m) acquisition of Bonnier Broadcasting, including TV4, MTV and C More. Telia, the Swedish telco, says its networks and broad sales…

Streaming guide Minnow goes live

Streaming guide Minnow goes live

Minnow, a next generation streaming video guide, has launched in the US combining all of the popular premium VoD services including Netflix, Apple TV+, Disney+, Hulu and Amazon Prime into…

Mediaset ups ProSiebenSat.1 stake

Mediaset ups ProSiebenSat.1 stake

Confirming Mediaset’s commitment to invest in the future of free TV development in Europe and to unlock growth potential in Germany, Mediaset España Comunicación S.A., a member of Mediaset Group…

Planet V addressable ad platform from ITV

UK commercial PSB ITV has unveiled its new addressable advertising platform – Planet V. The fully programmatic, premium advanced advertising platform will launch at the beginning of 2020. Planet V…

STELA Act could be renewed to 2024

The USA’s long-established Satellite Television Extension & Localisation Act (STELA) could die but be replaced by a new STAR regulation (Satellite Television Access Reauthorisation). STELA permits satellite viewers, especially those…

Netflix profits in India

Netflix profits in India

Netflix, despite significant established local competition, is performing well in India. The streaming service now has more than 1.5 million subscribers in India, and in the financial year to March…

Thaicom to exit satellite C-band

Thai satellite operator Thaicom will exit the 3400-3700 MHz bands (C-band) in order to help 5G cellular deployment. The frequencies are utilised on Thaicom 5. Thaicom CEO Anant Kaewruamgvongs says…

Analyst: Disney+ to reach 101m subs

Analyst: Disney+ to reach 101m subs

Five global platforms will have 529 million SVoD subscribers by 2025, according to the SVoD Platform Forecasts report from analyst firm Digital TV Research. The SVoD sector received a boost…

BBC, Sky content and technology partnership

Sky and the BBC have agreed a new partnership that will see the two broadcasters collaborate across content and technology. As part of the wide-ranging partnership, the BBC iPlayer app…

Sky back in for Champions League?

Pay-TV broadcaster Sky is reportedly planning to take on BT and ITV for the broadcast rights to Champions League football. The rights cycle for the tournament from 2021 to 2024,…

Forecast: US advertisers to put $7bn on connected TV

US advertisers will spend almost $7 billion (€6.3bn) this year on connected TV ads. Connected TV is growing rapidly as advertisers look to target audiences watching long-form, premium digital content…

Report: 10-20 second TV ads get best response

Report: 10-20 second TV ads get best response

TVSquared, a global player in TV attribution, has released 2019 TV ad performance insights for UK brands. The report reveals the highest- and lowest-performing TV buy elements for the year thus…

Disney+ would be huge gain for Canal+

The news that Disney’s new OTT service Disney+ is in advanced talks for exclusive carriage on France’s Canal Plus is good news for the French pay-TV broadcaster, according to a…

ITV sells South Bank studios

ITV has agreed to sell its South Bank studios for £145.6 million (€169.8m). The London Television Centre, the former home of This Morning breakfast show on the capital’s South Bank…