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Fitch: WBD JV neutral for BT’s rating

BT Group’s proposed joint venture with Warner Bros Discovery is neutral to BT’s rating, according to credit rating agency Fitch Ratings, who expect the impact on its credit metrics to be limited. “Deconsolidation of the JV should not affect the group’s EBITDA significantly, while the impact on net debt at transaction close is expected to […]

May 17, 2022By Colin Mann

Research: US pay-TV subs decline continues

Findings from Leichtman Research Group suggest that the largest pay-TV providers in the US – representing about 93 per cent of the market – lost about 1,955,000 net video subscribers in Q1 2022, compared to a pro forma net loss of 1,910,000 in Q1 2021, and 1,960,000 in Q1 2020. The top pay-TV providers now […]

May 18, 2022

beIN SPORTS Spanish language YouTube launches

beIN SPORTS en Español and beIN SPORTS XTRA en Español have officially launched on subscription streaming service YouTube TV through its Spanish Plan and Spanish Plus add-on. The launch of the Spanish-language channels serves as continued expansion and growth of distribution following the successful launch of beIN’s English-language channels on the streaming service in 2021 […]

May 18, 2022

Candle Media acquires ATTN:

Next-generation media company Candle Media is acquiring purpose-driven, social storytelling company ATTN:. Candle will help provide scale, capital and expertise to accelerate ATTN:’s growth as it continues to create original content for Gen Z and Millennials across social media, network television and streaming services, in addition to growing their publishing, brand studio, creative strategy and […]

May 18, 2022

In-person IBC2022 open for registration

IBC2022 is now open for registration as the show prepares to return to an in-person environment. The show is back as a physical event at the RAI Amsterdam from September 9th to 12th after a two-year absence, and vows to showcase innovation, best practice and diversity within the sector. Michael Crimp, Chief Executive of IBC […]

May 17, 2022

Telestream acquires Encoding.com

In a strategic move that further extends its reach in the cloud-media processing sector, video content production, processing, storage and distribution specialist Telestream is acquiring cloud media processing platform Encoding.com. Telestream says the acquisition solidifies its position in file-based video media workflows and orchestration from on-prem to cloud. Terms of the transaction will not be […]

May 17, 2022

EBU boosts A European Perspective initiative

At a time when the need for mutual understanding in Europe has never been so great, EBU-led digital news service ‘A European Perspective’ is stepping up its efforts to offer citizens multilingual coverage of major stories by drawing on content produced by 12 public service newsrooms. Following its highly-successful launch in 2022, the content offer […]

May 17, 2022By Colin Mann

Forecast: 40m Australian SVoD subs by 2026

The Australian SVoD market has grown solidly over the last three years, more than doubling the number of SVoD subscriptions since 2018. Despite a slowdown in 2021, the market still grows at a fast rate, and is set to reach nearly 40 million subscriptions by 2026, according to forecasts from Dataxis. Over the last three […]

May 17, 2022

Vodafone Spain: Flat revenues, subs down

Vodafone Spain reported a 0.3 per cent rise in revenues to €4.18 million in its last fiscal year (to March 31st), with an EBITDA of €957 million, down 1.1 per cent. Tough competition in the market drove its revenues per service to fall by 2 per cent to €3.714 million with the company losing customers; […]

May 17, 2022From David Del Valle in Madrid

Paramount scores Conmebol football rights

Paramount has secured the broadcast rights from Conmebol to broadcast and stream the Conmebol Libertadores in Latin America and Brazil, as well as the Conmebol Sudamericana in Brazil. Building off the momentum of previous deals for Paramount+ to exclusively stream the Premier League in Mexico and Central America and La Roja in Chile, this deal […]

May 17, 2022

Tomorrow Studios signs deal with Big Light Productions

Tomorrow Studios, an ITV Studios partnership, has announced a first-look deal with Big Light Productions, the London-based production company founded by Golden Globe and Peabody Award-winning producer and writer Frank Spotnitz (Leonardo, Medici, The X-Files, The Man in the High Castle). This deal follows recent news of a first-look deal for Tomorrow Studios with Julia […]

May 17, 2022

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Bank: Ubisoft Q4 disappoints

Video games giant Ubisoft has reported another disappointing set of numbers in its quarterly results – which resulted in the company reducing its formal guidance. A report on Ubisoft from investment bank Berenberg says that the company’s its Q4/22 trading and net bookings (at €664 million) were 6 per cent short of consensus which translated […]

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ANGA: Comfort from cable

At times, during the lockdowns, you began to wonder if you were actually missing getting up before dawn to drive to an airport to fly to a European city in order to walk around a show floor or sit in a conference. And then you get to do it again, and the answer is: “not […]

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