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MENA SVoD players struggle to compete with Netflix

The MENA region will have 20.8 million SVoD subscribers by 2023, up from the 5.22 million recorded by end-2017, according to Digital TV Research. From the 20 countries covered in…

Accedo, C4 bring Google Home to All 4 viewers

Accedo, the video experience specialist, has announced its first Google Home deployment with UK broadcaster, Channel 4. Bringing voice commands to its VoD service, All 4 viewers can now launch…

Netflix tests ‘ultra-tier’ subscription

Netflix is testing a new, expensive subscription tier. The streaming giant is giving some users the offer to join an ‘Ultra’ service, which costs between €16.99 and €19.99, in tests…

My5 adds new channel partners

Channel 5 has signed four content partnership deals for its streaming service, My5, bringing 1500 additional hours to the platform over the next year. Content partnerships have been secured with…

NZ: Freeview new On Demand platform

New Zealand digital terrestrial TV service Freeview has commenced roll-out of a new On Demand TV Platform to replace the existing FreeviewPlus service. Implemented in collaboration with leading New Zealand…

Australia: Addressable boost for TV ad industry

Australia: Addressable boost for TV ad industry

Addressable TV is set to shake up the TV advertising industry significantly over the next few years as commercial TV channels gain the ability to target advertising at finely segmented…

Movistar Plus: 10m viewers a day

Movistar Plus: 10m viewers a day

Telefónica’s pay-TV platform currently has over 10 million viewers a day, according to the company’s data pulled from its STBs which are present in almost 4 million homes. The average…

World Cup viewing boost for BBC

World Cup viewing boost for BBC

The group stage of the 2018 Football World Cup has produced some of the largest viewing figures – TV and online – in the last 10 years for the BBC.…

TalkTalk, Hopster content deal

TalkTalk, Hopster content deal

Hopster, the preschool learning and entertainment app, has partnered with TalkTalk, the UK telco, to bring  the kids SVoD service to  TalkTalk TV. TalkTalk is the first UK TV provider…

Fast expansion for “must have” IFE

In Flight Entertainment (IFE) and broadband connectivity, is a fast-growing business for airlines and their satellite bandwidth suppliers says a study from Euroconsult. The Paris-based research organisation says more than…