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DAZN appoints Mascia as DACH CEO

DAZN Group, the sports entertainment company, has announced that Alice Mascia has been appointed to lead its operations in DACH. She will take up the role on May 1st. Mascia’s appointment follows the acquisition of Bundesliga and UEFA Champions League rights in the DACH region, along with other major football rights like Italy’s Serie A […]

April 6, 2022

Foxtel, Discovery renew content deal

The Foxtel Group (Australia) and Discovery have announced a new multi-year partnership to supply the Foxtel Group with factual, documentary and reality content from the flagship Discovery Channel, as well as the TLC, Investigation Discovery, Discovery Turbo and Animal Planet channels. The agreement includes thousands of hours of local and international content live and on […]

February 9, 2022

Foxtel partners with Commscope for iQ5 device

CommScope, a global player in home networking solutions, has been selected by Australia’s Foxtel to provide their subscribers with the new iQ5 streaming set top box solution. The iQ5 set top box boasts a plug and play set-up, allowing customers to be streaming over 50,000 hours of content within minutes, with no cable or satellite […]

November 22, 2021

Arianespace wins Optus launch contract

Australian telco Optus has chosen Arianespace and an Ariane 6 rocket to launch its latest satellite. Optus 11 is the craft, itself a replacement for Optus D1. Optus 11 is being built by Airbus Defence & Space and is due for launch in 2023. Optus 11 is a fully reconfigurable satellite and based on Airbus’s […]

November 18, 2021

Foxtel deploys Fastcom’s MCAS solution to secure IP iQ5 STB

Fastcom Technology SA, a specialist in standard-based solutions for the PayTV security market, today announces that its MCAS solution has been selected by Foxtel to provide the licensing authority services for the new iQ5 set-top-box. This news follows Foxtel’s recent launch of the iQ5; the latter offers customers access to the full Foxtel experience via […]

November 9, 2021

Australia: 19.4m SVoD subs

Australians streamed 20 billion minutes of premium online video in January-September 2021, according to a report from Media Partners Asia (MPA) measuring the Australian streaming economy. SVoD platforms drove 70 per cent of premium video streaming, while BVoDs took 30 per cent. The report, titled Australia Online Video Consumer Insights & Analytics, leverages MPA’s proprietary […]

November 3, 2021

Foxtel accelerates streaming strategy with Sky Glass

Following the unveiling of streaming aggregation product Sky Glass and confirmation that Foxtel would be the first global syndication partner, the Australian pay-TV operator has confirmed that the device will form another element in the group’s streaming-led roadmap and is expected to be available in Australia in late 2023. The confirmation follows Foxtel’s successful launch […]

October 8, 2021By Colin Mann

Sky Glass: No more dishes

At a press event in London, Sky has unveiled its first TV devices which are branded as ‘Sky Glass’. Dana Strong, Sky Group Chief Executive Officer, unveiled the device declaring: “Just like a smartphone is more than a phone, Sky Glass is more than a TV.” “This is a product that can only come from […]

October 7, 2021By Nik Roseveare

Report: Will pandemic boost OTT take-up in Australia/NZ?

If historically the Australian and New Zealander pay-TV markets have mainly been counting DTH homes, things could significantly change in the next five years, predicts Dataxis. Similar to other regions of the world, the pandemic could have set the cat amongst the pigeons when it comes to cord-cutting and OTT adoption. Despite being available for […]

October 5, 2021

Foxtel launches iQ5 OTT STB

Australian pay-TV operator Foxtel has launched its iQ5 streaming set-top box which it says will make it easier than ever before for customers to experience the best in world-class entertainment, all in one place, streamed live and on demand. The device features a simple plug and play set-up allowing customers to be streaming up to […]

September 7, 2021