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IHS: Cloud services revitalised by gaming market

Microsoft, Tencent and other cloud service providers have many of the attributes that make a successful entrance into the cloud gaming market, according to a report from global business information…

CABSAT: Industry calls for eSports to be government-backed

Leading figures from the Middle East’s growing eSports community believe that government-backing would give the Gen Z-led phenomenon the backbone it needs to “thrive” in the UAE and wider region.…

BBFC, Netflix age ratings partnership

BBFC, Netflix age ratings partnership

Responding to parents’ demand for greater consistency across video on demand and online games platforms, the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) has launched what it says is an innovative…

Gogo adopts AWS

Gogo adopts AWS

In-Flight Entertainment specialists Gogo is adopting Amazon’s cloud-based Amazon Web Services (AWS) to host its entire infrastructure to AWS, going all-in on the world’s leading cloud-based service. Gogo says it…

Telefónica wins RTVE’s TV streaming

Telefónica wins RTVE’s TV streaming

Spanish public broadcaster RTVE has awarded Telefónica, through a public tender, the distribution of its streaming signal via all digital platforms. Telefónica will now handle the live transmission of CRTVE.es,…

Survey: TV most popular medium for live viewing

In a global survey of consumers of OTT and live services, conducted on behalf of Nevion, almost three-quarters (70 per cent) of respondents said they still watched the majority of…

beIN loses Asian Champions League contract

The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has cancelled its TV contract with beIN Sports for broadcasting into Saudi Arabia. The decision immediately affected Tuesday’s Asian Champions League match between Saudi side…

Netflix to create more interactive content

Netflix to create more interactive content

Netflix is set to increase its focus on producing interactive content following the success of the Black Mirror episode Bandersnatch. The episode, released in December 2018 and inspired by choose-your-own-adventure…

Xite music video app debuts in US

Xite music video app debuts in US

International music video service Xite has announced the debut of the “ultimate music video experience” in the US – with its all-new user and artist friendly streaming app across set-top…

UAE jails OSN pirates

A pay-TV pirate has been fined AED 50,000 (about €12,000) and sentenced to 3 months in prison for infringing OSN’s copyrights and intellectual property rights. The dealer was pirating output…

Dutch card sharing pirate convicted

Dutch card sharing pirate convicted

The operator of a Netherlands-based card sharing piracy network has been convicted and sentenced to a conditional six-month prison sentence, with a probation period of three years, and 240 hours…

Netflix to create original anime content

Netflix to create original anime content

Netflix has entered into partnerships with Anima, Sublimation and David Production. These production houses and Netflix will jointly create original anime series including the animated series Altered Carbon: Resleeved from…

Captain Marvel helps fill IMAX cinemas

Captain Marvel helps fill IMAX cinemas

Captain Marvel generated $36 million for IMAX theatres on the movie’s opening weekend, and represented the best-ever attendance for a March opening, and the 5th biggest in IMAX history. With…

Canal+ Séries OTT launches at €6.99

Canal+ Séries OTT launches at €6.99

The Canal+ Group is launching an OTT drama service – c+SSéries – available from March 12th, offering what it says is thousands of hours of shows, including its Original Commissions…

Digital video game revenue to surpass packaged in 2019

Digital video game revenue to surpass packaged in 2019

DFC Intelligence has released its latest global video game console market forecast. One of the biggest issues is the growing digital delivery of software on console systems. DFC Intelligence forecasts…