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Originals and VoD fuel UKTV growth

Originals and VoD fuel UKTV growth

Multichannel programmer UKTV has revealed that its network grew by 4 per cent in 2019, with its flagship comedy channel, Dave, ranked number one non-PSB channel for 16-34s. Bumper viewing…

Love Island 6 most watched ITV2 show since Love Island 5

The launch episode of season 6 of Love Island was the most watched show of the year among young people across all channels and the most watched digital channel programme…

Sky, Netflix new multi-year deal

Sky and Netflix have forged a new multi-year deal agreement in the UK. Strengthening their successful partnership built over the past two years. The new extended deal will help Sky…

Netflix opens Paris HQ

Netflix, which already has at least 6.7 million subscribers in France, is out to win friends in France, and charm local politicians and build on that core viewer loyalty. Netflix…

Mediaset adds 13th thematic TV channel

Italian broadcaster Mediaset is adding the Cine34 channel to its free-to-air DTT offer, taking the number of thematic TV channels to 13. Cine34 is dedicated to Italian movies and is…

Netflix adding Studio Ghibli library

Netflix adding Studio Ghibli library

Netflix subscribers throughout Europe, Asia Pacific, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Latin America will soon be able to watch films from Studio Ghibli, the legendary Japanese animation studio. A total…

MBC repurposes crime thriller for MENA

MBC repurposes crime thriller for MENA

MBC Studios, the Dubai-based production company, and Lebanon-based Eagle Films, are launching thriller crime series Blood Oath in Q1 2020 on Shahid, the first Arabic language video on demand TV…

New pirate sites fill IndoXXI void

New pirate sites fill IndoXXI void

The Indonesia based IndoXXI group, which controls a large number of illegal piracy websites and applications, has “claimed” that it had officially closed its operations as of January 1st, 2020.…

Turkey: SPI/FilmBox and D-Smart extend partnership

Turkey: SPI/FilmBox and D-Smart extend partnership

SPI/FilmBox and D-Smart have renewed and extended their partnership to include an additional two years of broadcast rights for FilmBox, FightBox, Fast&FunBox, and DocuBox. The updated agreement will ensure that…

Research: 25% US homes use AVoD services

Research from Parks Associates finds over one-quarter of US broadband households are interested in innovative offerings accessed via television, such as offline viewing, video gaming, food delivery, ride sharing, and…

BT bundles Google Stadia with broadband offers

BT bundles Google Stadia with broadband offers

BT has become the first European distribution partner for Stadia, Google’s new cloud gaming platform. The partnership will see BT and Google deliver cloud gaming via this new-generation platform to…

Netflix first look deal with Big Bang Theory creator

Netflix first look deal with Big Bang Theory creator

Netflix and Bill Prady have agreed a first look deal for scripted series programming. Prady has penned scripts for a number of iconic television series including The Muppets, Married… With…

Survey: 96% of football fans want personalised TV channels

Survey: 96% of football fans want personalised TV channels

A recent survey of UK football fans revealed there is a significant appetite for personalised TV channels, with audiences willing to pay extra for access for content tailored to their…

France ups local content investment for streamers

The French Culture ministry wants streaming platforms such as Netflix and Amazon, to invest at least 25 per cent of revenues generated locally into the creation of French content. It…

Report: $240bn mobile ad spend in 2020

App Annie, the mobile data and analytics company helping brands and publishers win on mobile, has released The State of Mobile 2020 report. This annual appraisal provides insight into mobile’s…

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