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CCTV, Tencent pull NBA games over Hong Kong tweet

CCTV, Tencent pull NBA games over Hong Kong tweet

The NBA has defended free speech following a team executive’s tweet in support of the ongoing Hong Kong protests. Daryl Morey, the general manager of the Houston Rockets, wrote on…

Vodafone: “5G to revolutionise sport”

Research by Vodafone reveals that more than three quarters of business leaders from sports organisations see improving fan engagement – and delivering new and innovative fan experiences – as key…

Vidgo, Kiswe launch Social TV mobile app

Vidgo, Kiswe launch Social TV mobile app

Vidgo, a prepaid live television streaming service, and Kiswe Mobile, a specialist in mobile video audience engagement, have published a new mobile app in the US that delivers a live…

Facebook creating Horizon VR world

Facebook has unveiled Horizon, a new social VR world coming to Oculus Quest and the Rift Platform in 2020. The social media giant said the project is “ a culmination…

Prime Video launches new features for Thursday Night Football

Prime Video launches new features for Thursday Night Football

For the third straight year, Amazon Prime Video brings NFL fans around the world Thursday Night Football and launches new innovations allowing Prime members to experience the game like never…

ESPN digital shows on Facebook Watch

ESPN digital shows on Facebook Watch

ESPN and Facebook have entered into an agreement that brings exclusive digital shows and content to Facebook Watch. At launch, this includes The People’s MMA Show, additional segments from Always…

Facebook unveils Portal TV device

Facebook unveils Portal TV device

Facebook has updated its range of ‘Portal’ video chat devices, including a new version that plugs directly into a TV. In a press release, Facebook said: “Portal TV brings smart…

Forecast: Online viewing to reach 100 mins a day

The average person will spend 100 minutes each day watching online video in 2021, up from 84 minutes this year, according to Zenith’s Online Video Forecasts 2019 report. That’s the…

NFL, Facebook extend & expand content deal

NFL, Facebook extend & expand content deal

The National Football League (NFL) and Facebook have announced a multi-year partnership extension which will see more NFL video content streamed globally through Facebook Watch. The move will expand on…

Report: TV fan pages traffic up 35%

Report: TV fan pages traffic up 35%

ListenFirst, the social analytics solution for the enterprise, has released its Q2 2019 State of Social TV report with key insights into social video trends and organic reach, how consumers…

MLB, NTT tech partnership

MLB, NTT tech partnership

Major League Baseball (MLB) and NTT, a global technology and business solutions leader, have partnered on a multi-year technology partnership. NTT is the first Japan based information technology company to…

Facebook expands satellite delivery

Facebook expands satellite delivery

Social media giant Facebook is linking with Hughes Network Systems to provide its Community WiFi access to Facebook users in Colombia. The system uses Facebook’s Express WiFi platform, and transmitted…

Hisense launches ‘Social TVs’ in China

Hisense, the television and appliance manufacturer, has launched its-new Social TV with Hi Table interactive system for large-screen social scenarios in Chinese market. Hisense Social TV will provide users with…

Conviva: OTT viewing up 130% YoY

Conviva’s Q2 2019 State of Streaming report reveals new insights into industry shifts and viewer behaviour, as well as further exploration into trends highlighted in previous reports. Streaming recorded triple-digit…

Israeli satellite seeks Facebook contract

SpaceX was due to launch Tel Aviv-based Spacecom’s Amos-17 satellite on August 3rd and has delayed the launch for several days due to a technical problem with the Falcon 9…