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Analyst: Amazon’s streaming ambitions hard to ignore

Although attention will be on Netflix as it launches its first major original series, House of Cards, revolutionising content distribution by giving consumer all the content at once, which is…

Bertelsmann to sell €2bn RTL stake?

Bertelsmann is looking to sell a €2 billion stake in Europe’s biggest advertiser-funded broadcaster RTL, which makes UK shows including The X Factor and Britain’s Got Talent, to finance international…

Amazon to produce children’s programming

Amazon Studios, the original movie and series production arm of Amazon.com, has greenlit the production of five children’s test pilots. This announcement comes on the heels of the first pilot…

Sky commits to original British drama

Sky commits to original British drama

Sky has stepped up its commitment to original British drama with the announcement of a line up of brand new, original drama, featuring stars including Dominic Cooper, Vanessa Redgrave, Kylie…

Discovery, TF1 finalise agreement

French media group TF1 and Discovery Communications have wasted no time in finalising the agreement announced December 13 and are moving forward to build a three-tier strategic alliance across Eurosport,…

Sunset+Vine to produce BT Sports

Sunset+Vine to produce BT Sports

BT Sport has named Sunset+Vine as its lead production partner. Sunset+Vine will produce BT’s 38 live football games in the Barclays Premier League from the start of the 2013/14 season,…

Keshet International sets up in UK

Keshet International, the distribution arm of Keshet Media Group and distributor behind multi-award winning Homeland, has opened a UK office as it continues to expand its global footprint. The London…

TF1, Discovery talks value Eurosport €850m

French media company the TF1 Group has revealed further details of the exclusive negotiations it has been pursuing since mid-November with US programmer Discovery Communications aimed at forging a strategic…

Futuresource: 4K channels in 2014

Research consultancy Futuresource expects a number of broadcasters to launch 4K channels during 2014. Test transmissions from the likes of SES Astra could start showcasing the technology in 2013. Futuresource’s…

Sky Italia expands on-demand service

Sky Italia expands on-demand service

Mediaset’s on-demand offer, Premium Play, has surpassed one million users, of which 750,000 are active via an Internet connection. Premium Play, which launched in February 2011, is providing over 3,000…