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Ofcom: SVoD subs surpass pay-TV

Ofcom: SVoD subs surpass pay-TV

The number of UK subscriptions to streaming services such as Netflix has overtaken those to traditional pay-TV for the first time, marking a major shift in the UK’s viewing habits,…

Australian creatives call for evolved content rules

Australia’s film, television and music industries have united to call on the Government to evolve Australian content rules to make them fit for purpose in the digital environment. In a…

COBA: Brexit White Paper offers little clarity

COBA: Brexit White Paper offers little clarity

The Government’s White Paper on Brexit offers little clarity for the UK’s £1 billion (€1.13bn) international broadcasting sector, according to the Commercial Broadcasters Association (COBA), the trade body for commercial…

Brexit: No DSM but UK seeks ‘best possible licensing deal’

Brexit: No DSM but UK seeks ‘best possible licensing deal’

The UK Government has published its White Paper on The Future Relationship Between the United Kingdom and The European Union, disagreement over which saw two resignations within the Department for…

UK broadcasters demand Brexit clarity

UK broadcasters demand Brexit clarity

The Commercial Broadcasters Association (COBA) – the voice for commercial broadcasters in the UK – has stressed the need for urgent clarity on whether a transition period will happen following…

Report: Asia content expenditure passes $10bn

TV, movie and online video content expenditure across India, Korea and Southeast Asia’s five biggest growth markets (Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam) rose by 8 per cent in…

BBC takes full control of Lookout Point

BBC Studios, the production and commercial arm of the BBC, has bought the 51 per cent stake in UK production company Lookout Point that it didn’t already own – in…

AWS F1 data boost

AWS F1 data boost

Amazon Web Services has confirmed that motor sport’s premier single-seater category Formula One is moving the vast majority of its infrastructure from on-premises data centres to AWS, and standardising on…

Futuresource: End of CanalPlay highlights original content need

The announcement that CanalPlay is to close in France is another reminder of the growing requirement for major content investment to compete in the increasingly dynamic subscription video sector, particularly…

Netflix ‘will help local content in France’

Netflix executives Marzena Rembowski, in charge of institutional affairs in Brussels, Janneke Sloetjes, head of European public affairs and Damien Couvreur, who heads original content, have appeared before French Deputies…