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Forecast: SVoD revenues $127bn by 2029

Global SVoD revenues will reach $127 billion (€119bn) by 2029; up from $107 billion in 2023, according to the Global SVOD Forecasts report from analyst firm Digital TV Research. The US and China will account for half of the 2029 total. The US will add $2 billion of the $20 billion extra SVoD revenues between […]

September 25, 2023

Canal+ won’t bid for Ligue 1 rights

French pay-TV company Canal+, which has aired Ligue 1 football since 1984, has informed the French Professional Football League (LFP) that it will not participate in the current domestic rights TV tender for the 2024-2029 period. The news was confirmed to press agency AFP after it leaked to sports newspaper L’Équipe. The tender was launched […]

September 25, 2023From Pascale Paoli-Lebailly in Paris

Breakthrough talks in Hollywood writers’ strike

A tentative deal with studios has reportedly been reached that could see the Hollywood writers’ strike, that has lasted nearly five months, come to an end. The Writers Guild of America (WGA) said the proposed deal was “exceptional – with meaningful gains and protections for writers,” reported the BBC. WGA members must still have a […]

September 25, 2023

Data: Over 4m posting content on OnlyFans

Over the past seven years, OnlyFans has seen its user base explode, becoming one of the fastest-growing social media platforms as well as one of the best-performing European companies. Despite the criticism and controversies surrounding the site’s main attraction (i. e., adult content), the number of people posting content on OnlyFans has hit record highs […]

September 25, 2023

ProSiebenSat.1 deepens ties with MFE

ProSiebenSat.1 is upping ties with MediaForEurope as it faces an advertising downturn and competition from SVoDs. Bert Habets, CEO of the German TV network, told the FT that “meaningful co-operation” on advertising, technology and even content was underway with MFE, which is ProSieben’s largest shareholder.  A pan-European broadcast group is the longstanding ambition of Pier […]

September 25, 2023

Forecast: Satcom market set for decade of growth

Euroconsult forecasts that the satellite communication landscape is set for a transformative decade of growth as satellite capacity demand is projected to surge from 3.6 Tbps (TeraBytes Per Second) in 2022 to 51 Tbps in 2032, representing a 31 per cent CAGR (compound annual growth rate), with all data segments expected to observe exponential growth […]

September 25, 2023

Starlink exceeds 2m customers

SpaceX’s Starlink broadband-by-satellite service has reported that it now has more than 2 million “active customers and counting” in over 60 countries – double the number from just nine months ago. Some observers have asked ‘what is an active customer?’ and questioned why Starlink doesn’t use the commonplace description of a paying ‘subscriber’. However, Starlink […]

September 25, 2023By Chris Forrester

Netflix sponsors Vietnamese film programme

Netflix has announced its sponsorship of a programme led by Chanh Phuong Films in Vietnam, which aims to discover and nurture the next generation of talented Vietnamese filmmakers. Slated to kick off applications in October, this programme will equip 30 participants with professional training by leading Vietnamese creators. Furthermore, it aims to pave the way […]

September 25, 2023

South Korea wants its own LEO system

South Korea’s government has outlined its plans for a 480 billion Korean won (€338m) R&D investment in low Earth orbiting (LEO) satellites as a ‘home grown’ rival to the systems from Elon Musk, Amazon’s Kuiper and OneWeb. According to local reports, the South Korean Ministry of Science and ICT (MSIT) recently released a ‘Satellite Communication […]

September 25, 2023By Chris Forrester

Zimbabwe allows Starlink

Zimbabwe’s government will be authorising Starlink to be used in the nation. Zimbabwe’s Postal & Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (Potraz), is reportedly ready to approve an application by SpaceX to launch Starlink services in the Southern African country. The move means that Zimbabwe joins a growing number of African nations to have authorised Starlink – except […]

September 25, 2023By Chris Forrester

Big Brother to return with multi-channel takeover

ITV has announced that the new series of Big Brother will start on October 8th. To mark the return of the ultimate social experiment, Big Brother: The Launch will air on ITV1, ITV2 and ITVX in a disruptive multi-channel and streaming takeover. The remainder of the series will be available nightly at 9pm on ITV2 […]

September 25, 2023

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