Advanced Television

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Indielab reveals cohort for 2022 TV Accelerator

Indielab has announced the 15-strong cohort of independent TV production companies looking to unlock their potential and supercharge growth by joining its 2022 TV Accelerator. The selected indies, each chosen as a business that could benefit hugely from the programme, come from across Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland, and England, and continue to reflect the diversity […]

May 11, 2022

RTL Group Q1 revenue up 11.3%

RTL Group has reported that total revenue was up 11.3 per cent to €1.56 billion, mainly thanks to scope effects at RTL Deutschland (from the acquisitions of Gruner + Jahr and Super RTL) and Fremantle as well as positive foreign exchange rate effects. Group revenue was up 4.4 per cent organically, mainly driven by TV […]

May 6, 2022

Amagi puts more personalisation & automation into Amagi PLANNER

Amagi, a global leader in cloud-based SaaS technology for broadcast and connected TV, has launched the advanced version of its content planning and scheduling platform – Amagi PLANNER. The product, introduced in 2021, makes planning and scheduling of channel programming seamless and cost-effective for digital-first companies. Amagi PLANNER enhancements include flexibility in ad break scheduling, […]

April 13, 2022

RTL results boosted by streaming, TV ads

RTL Group has released its full-year results for the year ending December 31st 2021. Group revenue increased 10.3 per cent to €6,637 million (2020: €6,017 million), mainly due to strong growth of TV advertising revenue in the second, third and fourth quarters of 2021, of Fremantle and of the streaming businesses. Group revenue was up […]

March 17, 2022

C4, Talkback partner for Ellie Taylor double commission

Channel 4 and Talkback are to collaborate on two brand new entertainment shows, the four-part You Won’t Believe This (w/t) and two-parter Let’s Make a Love Scene, both fronted by comedian Ellie Taylor. Ellie Taylor said “I jumped at the chance of getting involved in both these shows and I’m super excited to be working […]

March 9, 2022

Spark Sport delivers live experiences with Amagi

Amagi, a global leader in cloud-based SaaS technology for broadcast and connected TV, has partnered with Spark Sport, a New Zealand-based premium sport streaming service, to provide content aggregation and playout services for their OTT linear channel, Spark Sport 1. Spark Sport offers live and on-demand sports content including the English Premier League, UEFA football, […]

March 4, 2022

Fremantle acquires 70% of Lux Vide

Fremantle, the creators, producers, and distributors of premium content, has acquired 70 per cent of Lux Vide, the Italian independent television production company. Launched in 1992, Lux Vide has established itself as one of Italy’s leading producers, with over 1,300 hours of prime-time original scripted content viewed in 144 countries worldwide. Over three decades, Lux […]

March 3, 2022

THEMA partners with Amagi

THEMA, a Canal+ Group company, has announced a partnership agreement with Amagi, a global player in SaaS for broadcast and connected TV on the cloud, to distribute channels across FAST platforms around the globe, such as two in-house FAST channels VIVE KANAL D DRAMA and WANNA SEE TV. THEMA will use the award-winning broadcast-grade channel playout […]

February 9, 2022

UniversCiné chooses Amagi to expand its offerings

Amagi, a global leader in cloud-based SaaS technology for broadcast and connected TV, has announced that UniversCiné, a French VoD platform dedicated to movie lovers and arthouse films, is partnering with Amagi for the launch and playout of its channel to Samsung TV Plus. Launched in 2007, UniversCiné is the result of 47 independent French […]

December 8, 2021

Alchimie amplifies AVoD network with Amagi

Amagi, a global leader in SaaS for broadcast and connected TV on the cloud, has announced that Alchimie, a video content aggregator and distributor, has partnered with it for channel creation and distribution to Advertising Video on Demand (AVoD) platforms. Amagi is distributing 23 of Alchimie’s channels to Rakuten TV and to Samsung TV Plus […]

November 17, 2021