Advanced Television


FTC OKs Amazon’s MGM buy

Amazon has closed its $8.5 billion (€7.6bn) acquisition of film studio Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) after Federal Trade Commission (FTC) passed the deal. European Union regulators signed off on the MGM deal after finding it posed no competition problems. In the US, the deadline for the FTV to challenge passed without the agency taking action. The FTC […]

March 17, 2022

Amazon set for EU approval of MGM buy

Amazon is expected to win EU antitrust approval for its $8.5 billion (€7.6bn) buy of MGM, reports Reuters. The MGM acquisition would bring a movie library and franchises including James Bond and Rocky. It also licenses content for video games, which could benefit Amazon’s development efforts in that area. The Federal Trade Commission is also […]

March 9, 2022

Starz promotes Cooke, Nielson

Superna Kalle, President of International Networks for Starz, has announced the promotions of Darren Nielson to Executive Vice President of Distribution and Business Development and Jeff Cooke to Senior Vice President of Programming for International Networks.“These are two well-deserved promotions that recognize Darren and Jeff’s invaluable and integral contributions to the success of Starzplay since […]

January 12, 2022

Prediction: SVoDs to consolidate

The latest viewpoint from Ampere Analysis suggests that, as the TV industry emerges from its Covid-induced boom, a double wave of merger and acquisition activity will be the trend to watch this year. As players now have a good understanding of what is required to maintain market position from a content perspective in this fiercely […]

January 10, 2022By Colin Mann

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

Viaplay, MGM co-production deal

Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group) and MGM International Television Productions have agreed a new multi-year deal to develop and co-produce six English-language original international series for NENT Group’s Viaplay streaming service. All six series will be shown exclusively as Viaplay Originals throughout the Nordics, Baltics, Netherlands and Poland, with MGM handling distribution in the rest […]

November 10, 2021

Indonesia: Hits, Hits Movies on IndiHome

Rewind Networks has announced the launch of Hits and Hits Movies on IndiHome, Telkom Indonesia’s nationwide fixed broadband service delivering internet, telephone and video entertainment. Starting October 1st, Hits will be available on Channel 507 (SD), 965 (HD) and Hits Movies on Channel 606 (SD), 966 (HD) on IndiHome TV and USeeTV GO app services. […]

September 30, 2021

Hits and Hits Movies on Macau Cable TV

Rewind Networks has announced the launch of Hits and Hits Movies on Macau Cable TV starting October 1st. The channels will be available in HD on Macau Cable TV’s basic bundle on Channel 46 for Hits and Channel 40 for Hits Movies. Both channels will be available with Traditional Chinese subtitles. The launches reaffirm the […]

September 21, 2021

Malaysia: Hits, Hit Movies on unifi TV

Rewind Networks has announced Hits and Hit Movies will soon launch on unifi TV, Telekom Malaysia Berhad’s content service accessible nationwide for its customers. Starting October 1st, Hits will be available on Channel 454 and Hit Movies on Channel 407 on unifi TV and unifi PlayTV app. Both channels will be available in HD with […]

September 9, 2021

IBC announces shortlist for IBC2021 Innovation Awards

IBC has announced the shortlist for the highly coveted IBC2021 Innovation Awards. This year, the awards will celebrate the spirit of collaboration within the content and technology industry, where organisations identified a market challenge and worked together to create a solution. Winners and their technology partners will be honoured at an awards ceremony at IBC2021 […]

July 29, 2021