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Study: ‘Linear hanging by thread’

Researcher MoffettNathanson thinks we’re near the end of linear TV as we have known it. The company says this has been taken for granted as SVoDs have prospered, but looks more problematic now they are stalling. Moffett notes the continued value of linear TV. Linear TV revenue at $86.3 billion (€89.2bn), is nearly four times […]

September 29, 2022

BBC UKTV to launch in South Africa

BBC Studios is partnering with free-to-view satellite television provider in South Africa, Openview, to launch multi-genre channel, BBC UKTV (channel 114). The BBC’s first free-to-view channel in South Africa will launch on its 100th birthday, October 18th, and offer a variety of entertainment, natural history series, soaps and children’s shows from BBC Studios’ catalogue. Scheduled […]

September 29, 2022

Philippine anti-piracy body launched

Leading Philippine media and entertainment industry players including, Globe, GMA Network, Inc., Cignal TV, Inc, KROMA Entertainment and Smart Communications, Inc, are teaming up with trade body the Asia Video Industry Association’s (AVIA) Coalition Against Piracy (CAP) to announce the formation of the Video Coalition of the Philippines (VCP). The VCP aims to push for […]

September 29, 2022By Colin Mann

90+ new HD channels for TalkTalk 4K TV

Customers of UK multiplay telco TalkTalk TV will now be able to access over 90 new HD channels for free through the TalkTalk TV 4K Box powered by Netgem TV – meaning customers can now access up to 210 channels, for less than £5 (€5.58) a month. The new channels have been automatically added to […]

September 29, 2022

WBD extends Ocean Race deal

Following an initial collaboration with The Ocean Race Europe in 2021, Warner Bros Discovery and The Ocean Race, the world’s toughest fully-crewed offshore sailing race, have agreed a long-term partnership that will extend the global race to Warner Bros Discovery’s audience around the world. The partnership will focus on live broadcasts, editorial content production and […]

September 29, 2022

Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe secures increased global coverage

Globally renowned horserace Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (October 2nd) has attracted increased worldwide coverage in 2022. The Arc will bring together a truly international field endorsed by widespread broadcast exposure. HBA Media, in its first year as France Galop’s dedicated global horseracing distribution partner, has secured the event greater broadcast reach and exposure […]

September 29, 2022

Whitehall signs podcast deal with Audible

Audible, a specialist in spoken-word entertainment, has announced a deal with comedian, actor and presenter, Jack Whitehall (Bad Education, Jungle Cruise, Travels with My Father)for a new Audible Original comedy series,Jack Whitehall’s Safe Space, set to launch on November 21st. Jack Whitehall’s Safe Space isall about awkward moments and embarrassment. Joined by producer, comedy writer and the James […]

September 29, 2022

Sky dish off menu

The satellite dish is symbolic of the television revolution that took place in un-cabled countries in the 1980s. This is particularly true here in the UK where the ‘Dish war’ between Sky’s cheap bird baths and BSB’s new-age squarials was fought out. Rupert Murdoch’s Sky was victorious but had to merge with the ‘enemy’ rather […]

September 28, 2022

Starzplay rebrands as Lionsgate+

Starz has announced that its Starzplay streaming service will rebrand as Lionsgate+, coinciding with a new brand look rolling out globally on September 29th. Starzplay will rebrand to Lionsgate+ in 35 Starz markets excluding the US and Canada where it will remain Starz. Brand names for Starzpay Arabia along with South and Southeast Asia’s Lionsgate […]

September 28, 2022

Report: UK E&M companies hold their nerve

UK entertainment and media companies are holding their nerve despite the worsening economic outlook, and putting their trust in their digital investment strategies, according to a new report from consulting firm PwC. The report, UK Entertainment and Media Outlook (E&M) 2022-26: Trusting the digital path ahead, says that while there is short-term uncertainty in the […]

September 28, 2022