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Kuiper, OneWeb agree on orbital debris

OneWeb already has some two-thirds of its 648 broadband constellation in orbit while Amazon’s Kuiper has yet to start launching its initial fleet of 3,236 satellites. Elon Musk’s Starlink has launched 2,706 craft into their target low Earth orbits. Some of the Starlinks have failed but OneWeb and Kuiper have agreed a set of planned […]

June 27, 2022

Research: SVoD users becoming more price-sensitive

According to research firm The NPD Group, from October 2021 to April 2022, cost went from the #4 reason for cancelling SVoD services to #2. Furthermore, based on the latest TV Switching Study, consumers are also increasingly signing up for services based on promotional or discounted offers. “In the last several months consumers have had […]

June 24, 2022

eSports startup FanClash raises $40m

Indian eSports startup FanClash, has raised $40 million (€38.1m) Series B funding to fuel its mission to build a global eSports fantasy, data and fan engagement platform. This succeeds a Series A round of $10 million from Sequoia Capital India, Falcon Edge (Alpha Wave Ventures) and Info Edge India in August 2021. Existing investors along […]

June 17, 2022

Coleman, Jackson-Cohen lead cast for Prime Video’s Wilderness 

Prime Video has has announced that Jenna Coleman (The Serpent, Doctor Who) and Oliver Jackson-Cohen (The Invisible Man, The Haunting of Hill House) will lead the cast in the upcoming Amazon Original drama series, Wilderness.  Based on B.E. Jones’ novel of the same name, Wilderness features British couple Liv (Coleman) and Will (Jackson-Cohen) who seem to have it all: a rock-solid […]

June 17, 2022

ShortsTV launches SVoD service in US

ShortsTV, the global short film network, has announced a deal to launch its SVoD service on Amazon Prime Video Channels in the US, expanding its digital footprint in the country. ShortsTV has launched 500 of its best global short movie titles to the more than 100 million Prime members across the US. The service is […]

June 16, 2022

Viant appoints Kwan as Chief Product Officer

Viant Technology, a people-based advertising software company, has named Dustin Kwan as Chief Product Officer, a newly created executive role intended to drive product strategy at the company. Kwan spent the last 8 years leading ad products at Amazon, including growing Amazon DSP to one of the largest demand side platforms in the market. “We’re […]

June 13, 2022

Amazon Freevee picks up American Rust

Amazon Freevee (formerly IMDb TV) has picked up a second season of American Rust, starring Jeff Daniels and Maura Tierney. The second season of the crime drama will stream exclusively on the Freevee AVoD service after the show’s original home, Showtime, cancelled the series. Based on Philipp Meyer’s acclaimed novel of the same name, the […]

June 10, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Prime Video orders The Boys Season 4

Prime Video has officially ordered a fourth season of its hit superhero series The Boys, co-produced with Sony Pictures Television. The first three episode of The Boys Season 3 debuted on June 3rd with new episodes available each Friday, leading up to the season finale on July 8th. The eight-episode season streams exclusively on Prime Video […]

June 10, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Satcube entering race to serve new LEO constellations

Satcube, a Swedish technology company that develops satellite terminals to provide satellite broadband, will now serve the biggest space constellations in the race to connect the world. The company is tapping its current success providing The UN, The Red Cross (ICRC), ITV, CBS News and more, reporting on the ground in Ukraine and helping to […]

June 1, 2022

Spain’s new TV law under fire

Spain’s independent producers have rebelled against the new TV law – currently under debate in Parliament – on the grounds that it will create a production duopoly in the market dominated by Atresmedia/Mediaset-linked companies to the detriment of independent producers. A last-minute amendment to the law will enable major producers linked to the largest private […]

May 26, 2022From David Del Valle in Madrid