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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

Autentic Distribution reveals 2022 spring slate

Autentic Distribution is heading to MIPTV with 90 hours of new factual content added to its spring slate, including a long-running true crime series and brand-new science series. In Crime Time prosecutors, forensic scientists, police officers and profilers describe the cases they will not forget any time soon. They go on the hunt for serial […]

March 22, 2022

beIN Sports acquires Worlp Cup 2022 Asian Qualifiers

beIN Media Group and its flagship channel beIN Sports have announced securing the live rights to broadcast the remaining matches of the AFC Asian Qualifiers 2022 – Road to Qatar in 18 countries throughout the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). beIN Sports has secured the live rights to broadcast the matches in Algeria, Bahrain, […]

March 21, 2022

Analyst: Where can Netflix seek growth?

A report from analysts at MoffettNathanson (MN) asks what’s left in terms of growth for Netflix in its key markets? It cites the US and Canada as an example, and says that with, Netflix being present in 64 per cent of North American broadband homes and 82 per cent of all pay-TV homes, “it is […]

March 17, 2022By Chris Forrester

Nippon TV, Disney content collaboration

Nippon TV Holdings, the international media organisation and the parent company of Nippon TV, has announced a strategic collaboration with The Walt Disney Company (Japan). The collaboration will include co-production of local language content ranging from drama series, animation to variety shows on Disney+ for both Japanese and global audiences and the availability of both […]

March 10, 2022

Autentic partners with Canada’s Go Button Media for four factual series

Factual production house and distributor Autentic is expanding its long-term partnership with Go Button Media, commissioning four new factual series from the Canadian-based prodco. By increasing its commissioning activities, Autentic feeds the growing demand for its channel business and distribution activities. All series are designed for an international audience, starting production in 2022. With the […]

March 9, 2022

IMAX recovery continues

Giant screen cinema operator IMAX saw its shares rise 9 per cent in after-hours trading following better than expected results that were better than its pre-pandemic numbers. IMAX said that its latest quarter-year (to the end of December) saw a 15 per cent rise in box office to $277 million (€247.2m) and represented the company’s […]

February 24, 2022By Chris Forrester

NHK develops 8K slo-mo camera

The research division of Japan’s public broadcaster NHK has developed an 8K camera unit that can capture and record at 240 frames/second and thus suitable for slow-motion work. NHK’s STRL (Science & Technology Research) is the division which has masterminded the development of 8K Ultra-HD technology, and says the new camera system will bring new […]

February 11, 2022By Chris Forrester

SoftBank cancels Nvidia, Arm agreement

The planned purchase by Nvidia of software giant Arm Holdings from Japan’s SoftBank has been scrubbed. The financial community had for some time been doubtful that the deal would go ahead given that any combined semiconductor company was certain to face regulatory scrutiny. The cancellation also brings into question as to what SoftBank’s next move […]

February 8, 2022By Chris Forrester

Intelsat links with JSAT for IFE

Intelsat is taking capacity on Japan’s Sky Perfect JSAT-1C high-throughput satellite to boost in-flight connectivity. Intelsat says the agreement with JSAT augments its existing capacity and allow Intelsat to provide in-flight connectivity and broadband bandwidth over Japan and the region generally. Coverage also extends across the Northern Pacific Ocean, including beams situated well south of […]

February 3, 2022By Chris Forrester