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Poland: NENT acquires Women’s World Cup 2023

Poland: NENT acquires Women’s World Cup 2023

Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group) has secured the exclusive media rights to show the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 on its Viaplay streaming service in Poland. All 64 matches from…

BBC Programme Index improves archive access

BBC Programme Index improves archive access

The BBC is making its archive more accessible than ever before,  launching a new Programme Index tool with a searchable index of nearly 100 years of BBC TV and radio…

Paddy Power moves into TV content

Paddy Power moves into TV content

Irish bookmaker Paddy Power is moving into longform content by producing its own sitcom to be broadcasted on terrestrial TV and streaming services. Entitled The VAR Room, the four-part series takes a…

WildEarth launches on Huawei Video

WildEarth launches on Huawei Video

WildEarth has teamed with Huawei to launch its interactive live linear channel on the Huawei Video app. The partnership further expands WildEarth’s distribution to be included as the only wildlife…

Shudder to produce next instalment of V/H/S franchise

Shudder to produce next instalment of V/H/S franchise

Shudder, AMC Networks’ streaming service for horror, thrillers and the supernatural, has acquired worldwide rights to V/H/S/94, the fourth instalment in the hit horror anthology franchise. The Shudder Original Film…

Analysis: 10% decline in US AVoD user base

Analysis: 10% decline in US AVoD user base

While pay-TV is largely stable, and SVoD continues to grow, OMDIA’S latest consumer survey (April 2021) suggests that a significant number of users are eschewing AVoD and instead increasingly consuming…

CMA studying Apple, Google mobile ecosystems

CMA studying Apple, Google mobile ecosystems

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has launched a market study into Apple’s and Google’s mobile ecosystems over concerns they have market power which is harming users and other…

WarnerMedia to introduce CNN pay-wall

WarnerMedia to introduce CNN pay-wall

News broadcaster CNN is preparing to launch a CNN+ service, and will charge viewers to access the transmission. AT&T CEO John Stankey, speaking at an event in Washington DC, confirmed…

W Series set to reach 500m viewers

W Series set to reach 500m viewers

Following recent announcements of deals with broadcasters such as the UK’s Channel 4 and beIN SPORTS, single-seater championship W Series has confirmed the first step of its ambitious broadcast plan…

Wataniya Educational added by Arabsat

There’s a considerable help now available to school children in North Africa and Tunisia and elsewhere under the Arabsat satellite footprint who can now enjoy following their education classes from…

ITV Studios backs Rollercoaster Television

ITV Studios backs Rollercoaster Television

ITV Studios is strengthening its entertainment production base with James Fox and Dom Waugh who will join later in the year to launch Rollercoaster Television, a new entertainment label to…

Canal+ quits Ligue 1 broadcasting; Amazon swoops

Canal+ quits Ligue 1 broadcasting; Amazon swoops

In a last minute bid, Amazon Prime Video has acquired the rights to eight Ligue 1 fixtures a week for three seasons in France, for a reported €250 million a…

beIN Sports races to W Series deal

beIN Sports races to W Series deal

Sports and entertainment group beIN Media has secured the exclusive broadcast rights to single seater motor racing championship, W Series, in the US and in 24 countries in the Middle…

Channel 4 supports UK cinemas with Film4 classics

Channel 4 supports UK cinemas with Film4 classics

Film4 has teamed with global film distributor Park Circus to offer UK cinemas a programme of six classic Film4 productions to encourage UK audiences back to the big screen this…

Sky Sports ups boxing content

Sky Sports ups boxing content

Sky Sports has announced new partnerships that will deliver more boxing than ever before. Sky Sports will be the UK & Ireland home to Top Rank events from the US…

Herps new GM for AVIA’s CAP

Herps new GM for AVIA’s CAP

The Asia Video Industry Association (AVIA) has appointed Aaron Herps as the General Manager of its Coalition Against Piracy (CAP), following the departure of Neil Gane, who leaves AVIA to…