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Disney+ adds 7.9m subs in Q2

The Walt Disney Company has reported earnings for its second fiscal quarter ended April 2nd 2022. Revenues for the quarter and six months grew 23 per cent and 29 per cent, respectively, despite a $1 billion (€0.96bn) reduction for the amount due to a customer to early terminate licence agreements for film and television content […]

May 12, 2022

Disney, Lumen partner to improve streaming quality

To simplify and increase the efficiency of streaming video delivery, Disney Streaming and Lumen Technologies are leading an effort to produce standardised CDN configuration metadata and application programming interfaces (APIs) for the streaming video industry. The multi-year effort is made possible by both companies’ participation in the Streaming Video Alliance (SVA), a consortium of 100+ […]

April 25, 2022

PFL partners with Verdict MMA

The Professional Fighters League (PFL) has announced a partnership with Verdict MMA, the global fight scoring and prediction app, for the 2022 Season. Combat sports fans around the world will be able to add round-by-round scoring for the main card bouts which will be integrated into the broadcasts on ESPN networks and streaming platforms. This […]

April 19, 2022

PFL signs ESPN Africa deal

The Professional Fighters League (PFL) has announced a media rights agreement with ESPN Africa for the 2022 Season. Under the agreement, the network will become the exclusive PFL content provider in Sub-Saharan Africa and include live coverage of the Regular Season, Playoffs and PFL World Championship.  In addition to live event coverage, audiences will have access […]

April 14, 2022

Google’s Doig new Disney Streaming CTO

Jeremy Doig has been named Chief Technology Officer, Disney Streaming, where he will lead the technology organisation and global technology strategy for The Walt Disney Company’s portfolio of direct-to-consumer streaming services. Doig, a 30-year veteran in online media, will play a key role in propelling the next phase of technical innovation and growth for Disney+, […]

March 31, 2022

Premier Padel signs new broadcast deals

Premier Padel, the official global padel tour – governed by the International Padel Federation (FIP) and backed by the Professional Padel Association (PPA) and Qatar Sports Investments (QSI) – has announced further broadcasting deals, with the Viaplay streaming platform named as the Official tour’s broadcast partner in x10 European markets; Charlton TV as broadcast partner in Israel; SuperSport to […]

March 28, 2022

Record number of broadcasters to air Dubai World Cup

The $30.5 million Dubai World Cup horse race will be showcased to a record number of broadcasters on March 26th. The Meydan Racecourse in the heart of Dubai will host six Group 1 contests, headlined by the $12 million Dubai World Cup, sponsored by Emirates Airline. Dubai Racing Club, working with its appointed distribution and […]

March 25, 2022

Report: US streamers spending big on sports

The involvement of tech giants in the sports broadcasting market has never been this much a reality, reports Dataxis. Until now, only Amazon had been investing in premium sports properties, be it in the US or in Western European markets, while YouTube has rather turned to be a flexible and complementary offer to traditional broadcasters’ […]

March 23, 2022

ESPN App adds SharePlay support

The ESPN app now offers support for SharePlay, giving subscribers in the US a way to view content completely in sync with others while on a FaceTime call. Users can have SharePlay experiences with content across the entire ESPN app, including ESPN+ live streams, original content, and with TV Everywhere authenticated live streams. SharePlay will […]

March 18, 2022

Study: SVoD abundance clouds brand choices

For the past four years, Hub Entertainment Research’s Evolution of Video Branding study has been tracking awareness, familiarity, and understanding of top brands in the TV marketplace. Key findings from this year’s study: Although consumers don’t have a strong understanding of many TV streaming brands, as described below, they tend to be more confident describing […]

March 16, 2022