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Liberty Global Q2: “Return to growth in core markets”

Liberty Global, the multinational telco, has announced its Q2 2021 financial results. The company posted a quarterly revenue of $3.1 billion (€2.6bn) – an increase of 14.1 per cent year-on-year on a reported basis, and 3.4 per cent on a rebased basis. Despite the rises in revenues and profits, Liberty Global’s overall subscriber growth slowed […]

July 30, 2021

Lionsgate takes 20% stake in Spyglass

Global content provider Lionsgate has acquired the vast majority of the Spyglass Media Group feature film library of approximately 200 titles and formed a strategic content partnership with content creator Spyglass. The agreement gives Lionsgate a 20 per cent investment stake in the company whose major assets include the latest installment of the Scream blockbuster […]

July 16, 2021

Starz signs content deal with Universal

Starz has signed a multi-year, theatrical output deal with Universal Filmed Entertainment Group (UFEG). Beginning with the 2022 theatrical slate, Universal’s live-action films in the US will become available exclusively across all US Starzplatforms in the Post Pay-One window immediately following their previously announced Pay-One windows. Under the multi-year agreement, Starz subscribers will have access […]

July 16, 2021

Viva TVoD launches in France

Netgem’s Fibre Internet Service Provider Videofutur has launched a new subscription-free TVoD platform, branded Viva, on the French market. Dedicated to movies, with a mission statement to provide viewers with all the new films within three or four months after their theatrical release, Viva launche with a catalogue of 15,000 titles available for rent (TVoD) […]

July 5, 2021From Pascale Paoli-Lebailly in Paris

‘Unforgettable Entertainment’ campaign targets digital boost

Industry trade bodies the British Association for Screen Entertainment (BASE) and Digital Entertainment Group International (DEGI) have launched what they say is the biggest ever cross-category marketing campaign with Unforgettable Entertainment, driving engagement from new, lapsed and existing digital transactional customers. Building on the success of the BASE/DEGI New Release-focused Mega Movie Week campaigns of […]

March 15, 2021By Colin Mann

Spherex unveils new technology solution

Global data and technology company Spherex has unveiled their new technology solution that enables media and entertainment companies to seamlessly and easily adapt their content to be compliant, relevant, rated, and culturally appropriate for any global market. With more than 1 billion OTT subscriptions worldwide currently (source: Omedia) and OTT revenues to exceed $2 billion […]

March 12, 2021

Channel 4 acquires Ramy

Channel 4 has acquired dramedy Ramy from Lionsgate Television, with season one launching on February 5th on Channel 4 and episodes then available on All 4. Golden Globe winner and comedian Ramy Youssef stars in the titular role as a millennial Egyptian American on a spiritual journey, caught between the two cultures of his politically […]

January 26, 2021

Whip Media promotes Hastings

Whip Media, the enterprise software platform provider for global content licensing, has announced that Paul Hastings has been promoted to SVP of Global Sales, effective immediately. In this newly created role, he will lead the company’s global sales strategy and oversee the global sales team. He is based in London. Most recently, Hastings served as […]

January 26, 2021

StarzPlay strengthens partnership with Lionsgate Play India

StarzPlay, the SVoD service in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, has demonstrated its competencies in creating end-to-end OTT infrastructure by signing a new multi-year project with Lionsgate Play India. This follows the successful partnership between StarzPlayand Lionsgate Play, forged a year ago where StarzPlay leveraged its in-house technology to provide its managed […]

November 24, 2020

Whip Media partners with BB for real-time streaming

Whip Media Group, a company offering data-driven content value management platform powering global entertainment organisations, has announced a strategic global partnership with BB, a media intelligence and content distribution researcher. As part of the exclusive partnership, the companies will provide a real-time streaming availability for more than 4+ million television episodes and movies across 60 […]

July 8, 2020