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European creatives welcome EMFA adoption

European professional organisations of the audiovisual and cultural sectors have welcomed the clarifications brought by the European Parliament on Article 20 of the European Media Freedom Act (EMFA), voted in plenary on October 3rd, that will prevent the provision of this article being used to challenge or weaken ambitious cultural policies set out by Member […]

October 4, 2023By Colin Mann

EPL repackaging rights for next auction

The English Premier League (EPL) is to repackage its UK TV rights with plans to extend the duration of the deal to four years and remove the smaller bunldes of games (such as Amazon’s current deal) in favour of fewer, bigger packages. The UK government allowed the league and its broadcasters to roll over their […]

October 4, 2023

Priest named Paramount+ UK boss

Anna Priest has been appointed Senior Vice President and Head of Paramount+ in the UK. The announcement was made Marco Nobili, EVP and International General Manager of Paramount+, in a staff memo.   Priest, who previously served as Chief Marketing Officer for Paramount UK, will now report to Nobili, with the marketing , content and […]

October 4, 2023

Study: 43% of countries left behind in e-infrastructure

With global internet user growth beginning to stagnate, 52 out of 121 countries worldwide have poor electronic infrastructure according to Surfshark’s analysis. Countries with low e-infrastructure also tend to have very low wealth. Their average GDP per capita (€4.1k) is almost 8 times lower than in countries with good e-infrastructure (€31.1k). Other key findings include: […]

October 4, 2023

Telefónica distribute RTVE Europe for DTH

Telefónica is to distribute RTVE via satellite in Europe for the next two years in an agreement worth €1.71 million. The operator will distribute TVE Internacional HD and 24 Horas HD, as well as six RTVE radio stations. Telefónica Servicios Audiovisuales will take the signal from Madrid and will transmit in DVB-SA on Ku-band through […]

October 4, 2023From David Del Valle in Madrid

Netflix promotes Stone to CTO; Kim named CPO

Netflix has announced the promotion of Elizabeth Stone to the role of chief technology officer (CTO). Stone (pictured) joined the streaming platform back in 2020 to lead data and insights. Additionally Netflix has named Eunice Kim as chief product officer (CPO). Kim was previously head of Netflix’s consumer product innovation team “Elizabeth and Eunice have […]

October 4, 2023

Roku adding new platform features

Roku, the TV streaming platform, has announced new features that make streaming more seamless. In the coming months, users will experience new personalised content discovery features, with updates rolling out across Sports, Live TV, What to Watch, Music Playlists, Roku Photo Streams, and more. “As the leaders in streaming TV, we’ve made it our priority […]

October 4, 2023

Study: Premium OTT ad opportunities in Indonesia

The Asia Video Industry Association (AVIA) has released a study to understand the usage of different video services in Indonesia and consumer attitudes towards them. The study looked at video across social media, user-generated content (UGC), linear TV, messaging services and premium OTT. Amongst Indonesian consumers, premium OTT is viewed as having the highest quality […]

October 4, 2023

eMedia sues MutliChoice

South Africa’s pay-TV operator MultiChoice has the rights to show the Rugby World Cup, and rival broadcaster eTV is not happy. eMedia is suing MultiChoice and has taken out advertisements in South African newspapers complaining about what it alleges is a monopoly on sports coverage. The situation is complicated by sub-licensing rights which the nation’s […]

October 4, 2023By Chris Forrester

Forecast: IFC demand to soar

A report published by space consulting and market intelligence firm, Euroconsult, focusing on In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) for air travel has highlighted a second consecutive year of strong growth, with over 36,000 commercial and business aviation aircraft now equipped with onboard internet access. The 11th edition of Prospects for In-Flight Entertainment & Connectivity predicts this number […]

October 4, 2023

Starlink expands coverage over US

SpaceX’s Starlink service has expanded availability over the US. Heavy demand in some parts of the US has meant that Starlink was severely limiting new subscribers owing to limited bandwidth. However, with almost 1,000 new broadband satellites launched over the past few months, and the latest full Version 2 craft now being launched with four-times […]

October 4, 2023By Chris Forrester

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