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Liberty Media proposes SiriusXM merger

Liberty Media, which already controls US pay-radio service SiriusXM, plans to combine the two businesses, and then spin-off the radio company in a typical move by cable giant John Malone. The proposed scheme aims to spin off (or “split off”, in the words of the proposal) the then Liberty SiriusXM Group or LSXM, the group […]

September 27, 2023By Chris Forrester

Hollywood writers agree to end strike

After nearly five months, Hollywood writers ended their strike. The Writers Guild of America (WGA) said in a statement: “The WGA reached a tentative agreement with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers on a new three-year Minimum Basic Agreement. On September 26th, the Negotiating Committee, the WGAW Board and WGAE Council all voted […]

September 27, 2023

Research: Number of streaming services used by US decreases

Research from TiVo Platform Technologies, a wholly owned subsidiary of entertainment technology company Xperi, has found an emerging shift in entertainment consumption that is changing how consumers view entertainment spend and usage. The average number of streaming services used by US consumers decreased from 11.6 in Q4 2022 to 10.9 in Q2 2023, followed by […]

September 27, 2023

Survey: 46% dissatisfied with major streaming services

Nearly half (46 per cent) of viewers do not believe they are getting good value from major streaming services, with nearly a fifth (19 per cent) saying they could do better, according to a survey by Bitcentral’s ViewNexa, the unified workflow solution. The findings come from the company’s report How to follow the audience: the […]

September 27, 2023

Mobile operators set out 6G position

Mobile industry forum the NGMN Alliance has published the 6G Position Statement: An Operator View, suggesting it guides a course for the future of communication networks by taking a proactive stance and emphasising the needs for a new paradigm for graceful evolution and successful value creation and delivery. “Our publication provides a clear statement of […]

September 27, 2023By Colin Mann

Amagi announces strategic alliance with TAG Video Systems

Setting a new industry benchmark in digital channel monitoring, Amagi, the global leader in cloud-based SaaS technology for broadcast and connected TV, has announced a strategic alliance with TAG Video Systems, a leader in software-based, IP-native monitoring solutions. This collaboration is primed to revolutionize the quality of FAST broadcast streams leveraging TAG’s state-of-the-art features. “Channel […]

September 27, 2023

£10K fine for Sky Sports infringements

Following successful legal action taken by Sky, a Designated Premises Manager (DPM) in Newmilns, East Ayrshire, Scotland, has been ordered to pay £10,000 (€11,500) in damages for infringing Sky’s copyright by showing Sky Sports programming illegally. Sky sought, and was awarded, a permanent interdict in the Court of Session, Edinburgh, which prevents the DPM, and […]

September 27, 2023By Colin Mann

Data: Majority of US support Hollywood strikes

Americans are broadly aware of Hollywood writers and actors going on strike, with 74 per cent of adults saying they have heard of it, according to data presented by Samba TV. Baby boomers and silent generation adults are most aware compared to other generations.  The majority of all generations support the strike, including 4 in […]

September 27, 2023

FCC modernises satellite licensing process

The FCC is updating and modernising its satellite and teleport/Earth station licensing process. It says the move is designed to keep pace with the rapid evolution of the space industry. The FCC has approved a Report and Order to accelerate existing processes for licensing satellite and earth stations. Noting an “increase in complexity and number” […]

September 27, 2023By Chris Forrester

A+E Networks appoints Garner Head of FAST Channels

A+E Networks has named Mark Garner to the newly created position of Executive Vice President, Head of Global FAST Channels, effective immediately. The announcement was made by Steven MacDonald, President, Global Licensing & International, to whom he reports. “As FAST continues to be a critical area for growth around the world, we are thrilled to […]

September 27, 2023

Paramount+ expands Korean slate

Paramount+ today announced the expansion of its global Korean originals slate, revealing that three new series Dongjae, The Good or The Bastard; Dreaming of Cinde Fxxxing Rella, and Pyramid Game will launch exclusively on the service in the UK, US, Canada, Australia, Latin America, Brazil, Italy, France, Germany, Switzerland and Austria. The latest batch of […]

September 27, 2023

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