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Roku: New content discovery, personalisation features for UK

Streaming platform and device specialist Roku is launching three enhancements to the Roku user experience for UK viewers, designed to give users an easier way to find and stream desired content. What to Watch, Continue Watching and Save List will roll out to Roku streaming players in the coming weeks, followed by Roku TV models […]

November 28, 2023By Colin Mann

Survey: Sports rights owners not meeting needs of media partners

According to Altman Solon’s 2023 Global Sports Media Survey, 85 per cent of industry leaders believe that rights owners are not actively addressing the changing needs of their media partners. The survey of more than 2,500 sports fans and 150 top executives from eight major global markets reveals that four out of the five major […]

November 28, 2023

Forecast: Japan SVoD revenue at $6bn in 2027

The SVoD revenue in Japan is expected to increase at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 10.1 per cent from $3.5 billion (€3.19bn) in 2022 to $6 billion in 2027, driven by the strong growth in subscriptions and unique SVoD households, and a steady rise in the average monthly revenue per unique SVoD household, […]

November 28, 2023

Starlink can operate in Israel

Elon Musk made a high-profile and controversial visit to Israel on November 27th, meeting Bibi Netanyahu and touring some of the war-affected areas. Musk’s visit also saw Israel’s Ministry of Communications confirm an agreement on Starlink operations over Israel – and potentially including the Gaza region providing the Ministry gives its specific approval for coverage. […]

November 28, 2023By Chris Forrester

SABC hires rival boss as CEO

SABC, South Africa’s public broadcaster – currently in serious debt – has hired Nomsa Chabeli, the former General Manager of telco MTN as its new CEO. Chabeli was also previously marketing director of MultiChoice’s SuperSport and DStv divisions. SABC stated: “[Chabeli] also has a credible history of developing persuasive and highly influential brand messaging that […]

November 28, 2023By Chris Forrester

ThinkAnalytics hires Nielsen’s Pagen

ThinkAnalytics, a specialist in TV content discovery, viewer data insights, and targeted advertising, has announced the appointment of media and advertising industry veteran, Matt Pagen, to its ThinkAdvertising team. Pagen joins Strategic Advisor Jo Kinsella in the continued expansion for ThinkAdvertising as the company continues to pave the way for innovation and growth in cross-platform […]

November 28, 2023

GREAT! Player now on YouView, Freeview Play

Narrative Entertainment, the UK independent TV broadcaster, continues to expand its reach with the launch of VoD service the GREAT! Player on Freeview Play and YouView TV platforms. The GREAT! Player, which includes content from movie and entertainment channels GREAT! Movies, GREAT! Action, GREAT! Christmas, GREAT! Romance and GREAT! TV, launched in May 2023 via […]

November 28, 2023

UKTV appoints Perry as Head of Drama

UKTV has appointed Helen Perry as Head of Drama to lead the multi-channel broadcaster’s growing original drama slate. Starting in January 2024, Perry will executive produce scripted drama programmes across UKTV’s Alibi, Drama and Dave channels. Reporting to Hilary Rosen, Director of Commissioning, Perry will join the team responsible for creating some of UKTV’s most […]

November 28, 2023

Banijay unveils Banijay Branded Entertainment

Media and entertainment powerhouse, Banijay, has unveiled its new branded content department – Banijay Branded Entertainment (BBE). Overseen by recently appointed Head of Branded Entertainment Business Development, Carlotta Rossi Spencer, the division is tasked with further evolving the group’s global efforts in this space. Housed centrally within Banijay, BBE will leverage the group’s expansive global […]

November 28, 2023

BBC Podcasts Premium in 166 additional countries

BBC Studios has launched BBC Podcasts Premium, its exclusive Apple subscription podcast service, for listeners in 166 new countries in Africa, Asia, Europe, Middle East, Latin America and the Caribbean. BBC Podcasts Premium offers early access and ad-free listening for a range of the BBC’s most popular titles for listeners on Apple Podcasts. The international […]

November 28, 2023

Relo Metrics expands internationally

Relo Metrics, the AI-powered sponsorship analytics platform for real-time data decisions, has announced its strategic expansion of broadcast viewership and valuation data into Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), and Asia-Pacific (APAC). Relo Metrics will provide complete omnichannel sponsorship valuation, covering broadcast, and social, in a single platform view across a variety of international […]

November 28, 2023

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Terran Orbital sues CTO over coup attempt

A few weeks ago Terran Orbital was facing calls to fire the CEO and replace members of its Board of Directors. Terran is now suing former CTO Austin Williams and alleging his involvement in the attempted coup. Terran’s lawsuit, made on November 13th and a year after Williams left the company, alleges that Williams failed […]

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AVoD: A Very Onerous Deal?

Streamers, both global and national, are using advertising to boost their SVoD or catch-up services. Global streamers recognise that in macro-economic hard times sign-offs can be rescued by a lower price tier supported by advertising. National catch-up services recognise that ads are so irritating to viewers that they can charge some of them to upgrade […]

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