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Bloomberg debuts on Freeview

Bloomberg and Bloomberg Quicktake have launched on Freeview channel 271 via the Channelbox platform. The Bloomberg channel delivers business and markets news, data, analysis, and video to the world, featuring stories from Businessweek and Bloomberg News. Originated in 2017 as the first social-only news platform, Bloomberg Quicktake launched as a global, 24/7 video business network in November […]

June 15, 2022

Bloomberg channels on WhaleLive

ZEASN, a providers of OTT and smart TV solutions, has announced a partnership with Bloomberg, the global business and financial information and news provider. The deal encompasses the launch of the linear streaming channels Bloomberg Television and Bloomberg Quicktake on WhaleLive in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and other territories. Starting today, WhaleLive users will […]

June 9, 2022

Verizon, Bloomberg Media, Zixi, AWS test 5G streaming

Verizon, Bloomberg Media, Zixi and AWS are exploring how 5G and edge computing can let networks stream live 4K content without the need for satellites. In the proof of concept trial, Bloomberg uses Verizon 5G Edge with AWS Wavelength and Zixi’s Software Defined Video Platform (SDVP) to package and deliver live feeds of Bloomberg TV+ […]

February 23, 2022

Haystack News expands to 400+ news providers

Haystack News, an ad-supported streaming service that connects US viewers with hyper-relevant local, national and world TV news, has announced the service now offers content from more than 400 providers on its Haystack News streaming AVoD platform, and will surpass more than 50 live news channels this January. Haystack News launched live news as a […]

January 25, 2022

Netflix: “Squid Game universe has just begun”

Netflix has confirmed an upcoming ‘universe’ expansion based on hit Korean drama Squid Game. Netflix co-CEO & chief content officer Ted Sarandos told analysts that the streamer is planning another season of Squid Game, and more. “The Squid Game universe has just begun,” Sarandos said, adding that he expected it to also generate income from […]

January 21, 2022

Who will spend the FCC cash?

Between now and the end of 2023, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will pay out almost $10 billion (€8.8bn) in ‘accelerated clearance payments’. The FCC cash rewards the world’s four largest satellite operators for freeing up some of their C-band spectrum over the US. The question now is whether this windfall cash will be spent, […]

January 20, 2022

Bloomberg Media, Twitter renew partnership

Bloomberg Media and Twitter have announced a global multiyear renewal of their partnership starting in January 2022, covering all major media markets across North America, EMEA, LatAm and APAC. The partnership features new projects that combine Bloomberg News’s credibility in cryptocurrency content with Twitter’s immediacy and transparency to help consumers navigate this evolving, saturated market. […]

January 20, 2022

Survey: ITV, Eutelsat are takeover targets

Bloomberg, in what investment bank Exane/BNPP describes as an “informal survey”, has suggested that Eutelsat and ITV are “most likely takeover” candidates. The bank suggests that ITV has been in the Bloomberg poll fairly frequently over the past ten years. Other companies named as possible takeover targets include KPN, Telecom Italia, Invit, Nokia, ProSiebenSat. 1 […]

January 18, 2022By Chris Forrester

Popcorn Time shuts down

Popcorn Time, a once popular piracy app that allowed users to illegally stream TV shows and movies, has shut down. The service originally launched in 2014 and was quickly abandoned by its developers – but since the project was open source, other developers were able to pick up the reins and keep it going, although […]

January 7, 2022

Poland: Discovery blasts passage of Lex-TVN

Discovery, the multichannel broadcaster, is potentially facing having to sell off its business in Poland – specifically the TVN Group – following the surprise parliamentary greenlight for controversial new legislation. Known as Lex-TVN, the bill seeks to ban non-European ownership of Polish media companies. The Sejm, Poland’s parliament, voted in favour 229-212 with 11 abstentions […]

December 17, 2021