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WarnerMedia launches Content Innovation Lab

WarnerMedia has revealed plans to launch the WarnerMedia Innovation Lab, a future-forward incubator that will combine emerging technologies with content from across its operating units to create new and innovative…

Singapore to update copyright regime

The Singapore government has announced that it will be amending the Copyright Act to update its copyright regime in an effort to support creators and users  of video content. A…

Analysis: Apple’s Samsung partnership ‘major strategy shift’

In research and consulting firm Futuresource’s perspective report, Battle for the Living Room,  published before Christmas, it stated that Apple was to make a big play in TV in 2019,…

beIN exposes beoutQ rights ‘theft’

beIN exposes beoutQ rights ‘theft’

A ‘reveal all’ website has been published by pay-TV operator beIN Media Group which it claims publicly exposes what it describes as the “industrial scale theft” of world sports and…

Sinclair launches STIRR AVoD

Sinclair launches STIRR AVoD

US television broadcasting company Sinclair Broadcast Group is to launch STIRR, a free, ad-supported streaming service that will include access to some of the most popular national news, sports, entertainment…

ESPN enhances ESPN app

Disney’s Direct-To-Consumer & International (DTCI) segment and ESPN have released a series of enhancements to the ESPN+ streaming service within the ESPN app, designed to improve the consumer experience by…

UKTV enhances VoD app

Britain’s biggest multichannel broadcaster, UKTV, has announced an update of its VoD service UKTV Play. The new generation app is available immediately on iOS, Android and Amazon FireOS. Tom Davidson,…

Canal+ denies CanalPlay revamp

Canal+ denies CanalPlay revamp

Canal+ has denied that it plans to revamp its CanalPlay SVoD service, closed in the summer of 2018 after a dramatic loss of subscribers. In response to a story published…

Study: TAG Certification cuts Euro ad fraud 94%

The Trustworthy Accountability Group (TAG), an advertising industry initiative to fight criminal activity in the digital advertising supply chain, has released the first analysis of the effectiveness of ongoing industry…

Record-breaking year for App store

Record-breaking year for App store

Apple has revealed that App Store customers worldwide set new spending records over the holidays, wrapping up a record-breaking year. App Store spending topped $1.22 billion (€1.07bn) between Christmas Eve…

Originals top UKTV ratings

Multichannel programmer UKTV’s commissioning strategy continues to bear fruit with UKTV Originals driving younger viewers to UKTV Play and remaining the most watched programmes on the network in 2018. “Our…

Roku adds premium subscriptions

Roku adds premium subscriptions

Streaming platform and device specialist Roku is expanding The Roku Channel to include ‘Premium Subscriptions’. Users will be able to watch both free ad-supported and paid premium entertainment in one…

Netflix halts iTunes payment option

Netflix halts iTunes payment option

iPad and iPhone users are no longer able to pay for their Netflix service through iTunes, depriving Apple of an estimated $256 million (€225.4m) in annual revenue. The change, enforced…

SK Telecom claims 5G live broadcast first

SK Telecom claims 5G live broadcast first

Korean telco SK Telecom says it has achieved the world’s first live TV broadcasting using its commercial 5G network and live broadcasting solution. SK Telecom aired Korea’s largest New Year’s…

Canal+ signs fresh windowing deal

Canal+ signs fresh windowing deal

The Canal+ Group has signed a new windowing agreement, thanking the Culture Minister and film body CNC for their help in bringing about the agreement. The deal, which follows that…