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Facebook Watch: 400m monthly viewers

Facebook Watch: 400m monthly viewers

Fidji Simo, Head of Video at Facebook, has revealed that three months since its global launch, there are already more than 400 million people monthly and 75 million people daily…

Smithsonian OTT

Smithsonian Networks is going OTT with the launch of subscription based Smithsonian Channel Plus. The $4.99 per month service will feature over 1,000 hours of content from the network’s slate…

Yahoo Finance Apple TV app

Yahoo Finance has announced its first standalone app for Apple TV. It provides users with free access to live-streamed market coverage, as well as on-demand video clips and editorially curated…

Industry support for digital supply chain specs

Industry support for digital supply chain specs

Trade bodies DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group (DEG), the Entertainment Merchants Association (EMA) and Motion Pictures Laboratories, Inc. (MovieLabs), together with member studios, retailers, and service providers, have approved and released four…

EU facilitates cross-border content access

EU facilitates cross-border content access

Negotiators from the European Commission, the European Parliament and the Council have reached a political agreement on the proposed copyright legislation on TV and radio programmes. The new rules will…

Eleven Sports at risk as UFC pulls out

Eleven Sports at risk as UFC pulls out

Eleven Sports, the so-called “Netflix of Sports” may be on the brink of closure in the UK as the UFC triggers its right to walk away as the company has…

Watchdog: ‘EastEnders refurb not value for money’

Watchdog: ‘EastEnders refurb not value for money’

The BBC’s E20 programme, to replace and enlarge the external set of long-running soap opera EastEnders and improve various infrastructure at BBC Elstree Centre is now forecast to cost £27…

Discovery, European Golf digital partnership

Discovery, European Golf digital partnership

Discovery and the European Tour have announced a new partnership that will see GOLFTV continue to expand its portfolio and move towards becoming the established ‘digital home of golf’ for…

TRACE buys Sony music channels

Global Afro Urban media group TRACE has announced the acquisition of the UK-based music channels Chart Show TV, Chart Show Hits, Starz and The Vault from Sony Pictures Television (SPT).…

Netflix 2019: Dealing with “frenemies” and rivals

A report from analysts at MoffettNathanson (MN) suggests there are already different strategies emerging from the rival OTT suppliers to Netflix. MN says that 2018 will go down as the…

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