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ROK channel launches on Freeview

THEMA, a Canal+ Group company, in partnership with Global Distribution Services and Synapse TV, has launched the ROK channel on Freeview Connect (Channel 280). ROK delivers Nollywood content with stories from the heart of Africa and is the first FAST channel from the THEMA/Canal+ Group to launch on Freeview in the UK.  The ROK Freeview […]

November 30, 2022

End to End production platform from CLICKON

Creative production company CLICKON has launched its new cloud-based platform iQ, suggesting it is a truly end-to-end solution to the market. It enables businesses to streamline video production management globally, while saving time and reducing costs during financially challenging times. CLICKON iQ is an end-to-end content production solution for businesses seeking to create and deploy […]

November 30, 2022

Da Vinci debuts on Sling TV, TCL

Da Vinci’s newly launched FAST channel is now available for all Sling users in the US to stream for free. The channel will continue its FAST rollout to streaming TV audiences across the US on TCL Channel’s free streaming service available on TCL TVs, powered by Roku and Google smart TV systems. Da Vinci delivers […]

November 30, 2022

Big Brother hits 65th market

Banijay Rights has announced that Big Brother VIP will be adapted for the Republic of Kosovo. Co-produced by Klan Kosova and Artmotion, the new series will air on Klan Kosova from the December 5th, bringing the Banijay format to 65 countries. Originally created by EndemolShine Nederland, Big Brother recently returned to Telefe in Argentina after […]

November 30, 2022

Report: Sales of British TV shows return to growth

Global sales of British TV programmes returned to growth in 2021/22 after last year’s pandemic-related decline, according to Pact’s TV Exports report. Total UK TV exports grew by 7 per cent year-on-year to reach a record £1.52 billion (€1.76bn), and by 3 per cent compared with 2019/20 levels. “After a period of huge uncertainty during […]

November 29, 2022

Whip Media Survey: Holiday TV movie viewing trends

The holiday TV season is upon us, and a survey from Whip Media looks at US viewers’ attitudes and behaviours toward made-for-TV holiday movies as networks and streamers are rolling out their seasonal titles. There are hundreds of new Christmas movies premiering in 2022 — and consumers of holiday movie content have a strong appetite […]

November 29, 2022

Channel 4 launches 4 Reality on YouTube

Channel 4 has launched 4 Reality, a new YouTube destination that serves as a fan-focused home for the best of Channel 4’s reality TV titles, offering viewers full-episodes of hit series such as Married at First Sight UK, alongside compilations and ‘best of’ clips from popular titles such as Made in Chelsea. In a Channel […]

November 29, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Europol operation shuts down pirate websites

Law enforcement agencies from 27 countries participated in the 13th edition of Operation In Our Sites between May and November 2022, a Europol-coordinated operation to take down websites offering counterfeit goods or involved in online piracy. The recurring operation, which is supported by Eurojust and Interpol targets, investigates and seizes websites hosting a variety of […]

November 29, 2022By Colin Mann

DAZN signs IMPACT Wrestling deal

Anthem Sports & Entertainment, the multi-platform media company, and DAZN, the sports streaming service, have announced an international partnership that will deliver Anthem’s IMPACT Wrestling to more than 170 countries worldwide effective immediately. The multi-year agreement will give DAZN viewers in 170+ countries – including the UK, Ireland, Switzerland, Austria, France, Poland, Spain, Italy, the […]

November 29, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Study: Music streaming competition benefits consumers

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has published its final report following its independent study into the music streaming market and found that consumers have benefited from digitisation and competition between music streaming services. Prices for consumers have fallen by more than 20 per cent in real terms between 2009 and 2021 – with […]

November 29, 2022By Colin Mann