Advanced Television


MGM, Eluvio partnership

Eluvio has announced a multi-year agreement with Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM) to extend use of the Eluvio Content Fabric to power and MGM ROAR, their enhanced B2B platform which provides MGM licensing partners the ability to experience new content, screenings, and marketing materials for the studio’s vast library of films, TV shows, and digital […]

February 4, 2021

STARZPLAY secures debt financing of $25m from Ruya Partners

STARZPLAY, the MENA SVoD service, received its first independent debt financing in the region of $25 million (€20.7m) from Abu Dhabi based Ruya Partners. The funds, secured on the basis of STARZPLAY’s financial strength and performance, will be used towards further strengthening STARZPLAY’s geographic and customer reach, acquiring and producing original content, and maximising long-term […]

February 3, 2021

Tuchman backs Rialto International

Bruce Tuchman, formerly President of Sundance Channel Global, AMC Global and MGM Networks, and New Zealand’s Rialto Channel Limited have launched Rialto International, a 50-50 joint venture to bring Rialto branded streaming, SVoD, AVoD and linear television services of premium indie content to countries and territories worldwide. The parties announced the new joint venture on […]

January 12, 2021

fuboTV buying Vigtory gaming

fuboTV is buying interactive gaming company Vigtory, and expects to launch a sportsbook before the end of the year. Terms of the deal were not disclosed but is expected to close in the first quarter of 2021. fuboTV intends to leverage Vigtory’s sportsbook platform and digital gaming assets, and its consumer-driven betting technology, to develop […]

January 12, 2021

MGM for sale

MGM (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer), the legendary Hollywood film studio home to the likes of the James Bond and Rocky franchises, is up for sale with a reported asking price of around $5.5 billion (€4.5bn). MGM Holdings has hired investment banks to find a buyer as the streaming boom sees platform owners bid fiercely for film and television […]

December 23, 2020

Pac-12 Networks a player in the FAST Game with Amagi

Amagi, a global SaaS leader in broadcast and streaming TV technology, has announced its partnership with Pac-12 Networks, the content arm of the Pac-12 Conference, as its innovative cloud platform for its recently-launched 24/7 Free Ad-Supported TV (FAST) channel, Pac-12 Insider. Pac-12, the ‘Conference of Champions,’ is a collegiate athletic conference that operates in the […]

December 16, 2020

AWS modernises MGM media supply chain

Cloud platform specialist Amazon Web Services has struck a multi-year collaboration with Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM) to reimagine its core media supply chain and enterprise-wide media distribution platform. MGM owns one of the world’s largest libraries of premium film and television content and is focused on the production, acquisition, licensing, and global distribution of its […]

December 7, 2020

Sky Deutschland reveals content plan “for a new era”

Sky Deutschland has announced a major new content plan to that it says will “shakeup TV in Germany and take Sky into a new era”. Sky will deliver its plan through a combination of partnerships and development of its entertainment, movies and sports offering – and it starts with an extension of Sky’s deal with […]

June 22, 2020