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Report: Video game sales down 8% in April

As the world’s lockdowns end, the Video game sector is suffering commensurately. According to NPD, US total spending on video games (content, hardware, accessories) decreased by -8 per cent in April. NPD suggests that the Christmas/New Year holiday period showed disappointing results. For example, December’s sales were down 1 per cent compared with 2020 and […]

May 17, 2022By Chris Forrester

Rakuten TV adds Beano channel

Rakuten TV, the European VoD platforms, has added iconic children’s brands Beano to their growing children’s collection of FAST (Free Ad-Supported Streaming Television) channels. Families in the UK and Ireland now have access to the adventures of Dennis, Gnasher, Minnie the Minx and their Beanotown friends via The Beano channel. Established in 1938, Beano is […]

March 2, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Viaplay goes live in Netherlands

Viaplay has rolled out in the Netherlands with a combination of premium live sports, Viaplay Originals, Hollywood films and series, and kids content. The service comprises a single package with an introductory price of €9.99 per month (regular price from August: €13.99 per month), and is available through distribution partners KPN, VodafoneZiggo, T-Mobile Netherlands and […]

March 1, 2022

Lego content on Vuulr marketplace

Global TV and Film content marketplace Vuulr has announced children’s brand Lego has joined the platform to increase its global reach for content distribution. On Vuulr’s marketplace, the Lego Group is making 450 hours of content available for broadcasters and OTT platforms to purchase. As Lego seeks to streamline its content distribution process and connect […]

February 28, 2022

VoiceQ unveils new VoiceQ 6.0

VoiceQ, the New Zealand-based player in dubbing software systems, has unveiled a new series of its technology stack, which for the first time includes streaming capability as well as VoiceQ Actor, a new application it will offer free on MacOS for one year to voice performers, beginning today. Since its inception in 2008, VoiceQ technology has […]

February 3, 2022

Berneke named Eutelsat CEO

Eva Berneke is Eutelsat’s new Chief Executive Officer, with effect from January 1st 2022. She joins Eutelsat from KMD, the Danish IT and software company that is part of the NEC Group. During her tenure, she oversaw the transformation of KMD from a mainly government service provider to a modern, digital company competing in both the […]

December 20, 2021By Chris Forrester

UPMG signs Banijay

Universal Music Publishing Group (UPMG) has announced the signing of Banijay, the global independent content creation and distribution group to exploit its music assets. Under the deal, UMPG will work with Banijay Brands which has a portfolio spanning some of the world’s most recognisable shows, including Peaky Blinders, Survivor, Temptation Island, Lego Masters and Hunted. […]

December 17, 2021

Rakuten TV adds Baby Shark TV, Teletubbies, Caillou

Rakuten TV now features Teletubbies, Caillou and Baby Shark TV on its Kids & Family free channel line-up. The latest additions join a number of other kids’ brands in Rakuten TV’s free channel offering include Cool School, Duck TV, Happy Kids, The Lego channel and Planeta Junior TV. Through a partnership with WildBrain, the platform […]

September 9, 2021

Disney+ unveils second annual Hallowstream

Disney+ is brewing up another year of spooky programming for Hallowstream with new originals and beloved Halloween classics. Beginning September 24, subscribers can enjoy all of their favourite Halloween-themed episodes and films in the new Halloween collection available on the streaming service. Disney+ will also debut three original programs “LEGO Star Wars Terrifying Tales,” “Muppets […]

September 8, 2021

New AHS, Lego Star Wars Halloween Special on Disney+

Disney has announced thay Lego Star Wars Terrifying Tales will premiere on October 1st as a part of Disney+’s ‘Hallowstream’ celebration, that will also see American Horror Stories and American Horror Story: Double Feature debut on the Star brand. The new animated special from Lucasfilm and the Lego Group continues the legacy of collaboration between […]

August 4, 2021By Nik Roseveare