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Canal+: More cost cutting to come?

Canal Plus has announced a near-20 per cent cutting of its workforce, and about 500 jobs. Given France’s tough employment regulations this is a major decision for the pay-TV broadcaster.…

Spain: Vodafone offers free Seriesfan to slow subs loss

Vodafone Spain is offering its TV series package, Seriefans, for free in its convergent packages in a move to slow the loss of subscribers to rivals due to a lack…

Freeview Play now offers over 20,000 hours of free VoD

Freeview Play viewers can now choose from over 20,000 hours of on demand content, all for free, strengthening Freeview’s hold as the UK’s fastest growing TV platform. The news comes…

HBO GO launches in Vietnam

HBO GO launches in Vietnam

HBO Asia, its Vietnam agent Q.net and their platform partner FPT Play have announced that streaming service HBO GO is now available in Vietnam on the FPT Play app. HBO…

Red Bee launches Red Lab facility in Netherlands

Red Bee Media has opened their second Red Lab facility in Hilversum, the Netherlands. Red Lab Hilversum will focus on product development, testing and demonstrations of IP and software-based solutions…

Stranger Things 3 sets Netflix viewing record

Stranger Things 3 sets Netflix viewing record

The third season of Netflix sci-fi drama Stranger Things has proved hugely popular since launching on July 4th, breaking the streaming service’s viewer records. More than 40 million households watched…

Canal+ unveils business transformation; confirms lay-offs

Following reports that it was set to axe up to 500 jobs, the Canal+ management has presented to union representatives details of a project to transform its French activities. This…

No more licence for PSB funding

A young person away at college has a knock on the door. An individual with an ID card and a body cam demands a series of answers and reads them…

Taiwan climbs Netflix Speed Index; Saudi Arabia falls

Taiwan climbs Netflix Speed Index; Saudi Arabia falls

There were several big movements in the month of June on the Netflix ISP Speed Index – a monthly update on which Internet Service Providers (ISPs) provide the best prime…

Movistar and Real Madrid sign tech deal

Movistar and Real Madrid Football Club have  entered into a tech alliance until June 2023 whereby the telco group will become the club’s technological integrator. Movistar will take on a…

The Rock’s Red Notice jumps from Universal to Netflix

The Rock’s Red Notice jumps from Universal to Netflix

Netflix has lined up arguably its most ambitious movie to date, having acquired action-thriller Red Notice. Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson will front the action-thriller, supported by Hollywood superstars Ryan Reynolds…

SES takes Ethiopian channels

SES is creating a dedicated DTH environment for Ethiopian channels. SES has struck agreements with private and public broadcasters, as well as the Association of Ethiopian Broadcasters (AEB), and the…

Russia Today and Sputnik barred from UK media event

Russia Today and Sputnik barred from UK media event

Two notorious “disinformation” operations, TV channel Russia Today (RT) and Russian news agency Sputnik, have been barred from attending a London conference (Global Conference for Media Freedom) on press freedoms…

VOD365 content agreement with Endemol Shine

VOD365, a provider of branded OTT TV channels via Freeview, YouView, Freesat, mobile and smart TV devices, has struck a content deal with global content creator, producer and distributor Endemol…

ProSiebenSat.1, Discovery choose 3SS to power Joyn

ProSiebenSat.1, Discovery choose 3SS to power Joyn

3 Screen Solutions (3SS), a provider of software solutions for STB and multiscreen digital entertainment, has been chosen to provide development, engineering and integration for Joyn, the new entertainment streaming…