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Multichoice scraps Nigerian OTT scheme

Multichoice says it will not launch an OTT service in Nigeria “despite demands for a service”. The company’s Chief Customer Office, Martin Mabutho, says that the broadcaster will stick to…

Luxembourg: Discovery channels for Entertain Me

Several new channels are now available on Entertain Me – the à la carte pay-TV package on IPTV in Luxemborg – following a new arrangement between POST Luxembourg and Discovery. Popular…

Xilam hits 10bn views on YouTube; eyes Gulli

French indie animation producer Xilam has revealed that its content has hit 10 billion views on YouTube. Xilam said traffic has increased by 44 per cent across its YouTube programming…

Canal+ denies CanalPlay revamp

Canal+ denies CanalPlay revamp

Canal+ has denied that it plans to revamp its CanalPlay SVoD service, closed in the summer of 2018 after a dramatic loss of subscribers. In response to a story published…

NBA, Turner, Twitter live stream deal

NBA, Turner, Twitter live stream deal

The National Basketball Association (NBA), Turner Sports and Twitter have agreed a live streaming deal that will provide fans in the US with a complementary experience on Twitter (via @NBAonTNT)…

China: Youku streams Asian Cup 2019

China’s online video portal Youku is streaming all matches of this year’s AFC Asian Cup live, as it looks to expand its HD sports-streaming services. Running from now to February…

TiVo metadata deal with Minerva

TiVo metadata deal with Minerva

TiVo has announced that Minerva Networks, an IPTV specialist and supplier of service management infrastructure for the delivery of pay-TV services, has signed a multi-year intellectual property (IP) licence renewal…

Germany: Video market hits €9bn in 2018

The German video market stepped up its dynamic transition in 2018, driven by subscription spending. Consequently, it is the 5th largest in the world with an estimated annual spend of…

Hulu tops 25m subs

Hulu tops 25m subs

US premium streaming service Hulu has added 8 million subscribers in 2018 and closed its fiscal year with more than 25 million total subscribers across its SVoD and live TV plans. The…

Analysis: Personalisation tools reduce churn

Among the key findings from a recent churn reduction analysis pulled from entertainment technology and audience insights specialist TiVo’s Personalised Content Discovery Platform were that churn is directly related to long-term…

DEG adds DTC Alliance

Trade body DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group is pioneering a new direction in media industry advocacy with the formation of the DTC Alliance as a subset of DEG membership. Every…

DISH to build Google Assistant into Hopper DVR

DISH to build Google Assistant into Hopper DVR

US DTH broadcaster DISH has revealed that it’s building the Google Assistant into its Hopper family of receivers. In the coming months, customers will be able to use the DISH…

Verizon extends partnership with TiVo

TiVo has today announced the extension of a multi-year agreement with Verizon. Under this extension, Verizon will have access to the latest version of TiVo’s Personalised Content Discovery Platform. Verizon…

NAGRA protects Movistar IPTV

NAGRA protects Movistar IPTV

Content protection and multiscreen television solutions specialist NAGRA has confirmed that global telco Telefónica has deployed the NAGRA Security Services Platform (SSP) managing the NAGRA Connect client to secure its…

Sky takes stake in Synamedia

Sky takes stake in Synamedia

Sky is taking a stake in TV software and content protection business Synamedia, where Dr Abe Peled is chairman. Sky joins Synamedia’s existing major shareholder Permira in the company, which…