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Telstra unveils next-gen delivery network

Telstra Broadcast Services (TBS) is highlighting the next generation of its Internet Delivery Network (IDN) at NAB 2022. Designed to maximize content value and revenue opportunities through rapid, easy deployment at reduced expense, the platform is continually adding new features and capabilities to keep pace with evolving workflows for broadcast and production. Telstra IDN is […]

April 26, 2022

Viaplay acquires NHL, KSW rights in UK

Viaplay will become home to the National Hockey League (NHL) and KSW mixed martial arts (MMA) in the UK. Up to 1,400 games from the US ice hockey league will be shown on Viaplay every year until 2027, alongside 12 live events from the European MMA promotion annually until 2025. Viaplay will launch in the […]

April 25, 2022

English Ice Hockey Association teams with Pixellot

Pixellot, a provider of AI-Automated sports video and analytics solutions, has signed a two-year deal with the English Ice Hockey Association (EIHA) to provide transformative video streaming, capture, data and analysis to revolutionise talent spotting, coaching and training for junior teams in England. By giving coaches and team analysts access to the same kind of […]

April 6, 2022

ESPN App adds SharePlay support

The ESPN app now offers support for SharePlay, giving subscribers in the US a way to view content completely in sync with others while on a FaceTime call. Users can have SharePlay experiences with content across the entire ESPN app, including ESPN+ live streams, original content, and with TV Everywhere authenticated live streams. SharePlay will […]

March 18, 2022

Sweden: Viaplay on Tele2

Viaplay and Tele2 have agreed a multi-year strategic distribution partnership in Sweden. Viaplay will be included in all Tele2’s pay-TV packages and will also be directly available through the Tele2 Play streaming package from later this year. As part of the agreement, Viaplay Film & Series will be included in Tele2’s Standard pay-TV package; Viaplay […]

March 16, 2022

Bank: Ukraine war impact on media

A report from investment analysts at Berenberg Bank looks at the sectorial impact, and in particular on media, and says that while there are some broadcasters have business interests in Russia, but their exposure (to specific losses) are modest. The bank says its own portfolio coverage has very limited exposure to Russia and Ukraine, noting: […]

March 11, 2022

STN Video extends NHL deal

STN Video has announced a multi-year extension of its video content distribution partnership with the National Hockey League (NHL) for US publishers. With the renewal, STN Video continues to represent the NHL as their exclusive online video distribution platform for local and national publishers. STN’s online video platform (OVP) allows publishers unfettered access to premium […]

March 11, 2022

CH Media, Sunrise UPC partnership

CH Media and Sunrise UPC are entering into a long-term strategic partnership to drive the expansion of Swiss streaming service, oneplus, from CH Media and to enhance the portfolio and the customer offering of Sunrise UPC. As part of the new partnership, oneplus will become an integral component of the Sunrise product range in the […]

March 4, 2022

NHL suspends Russian relationships

The NHL – the US National Hockey League – has issued the following statement regarding the situation in Ukraine: “The National Hockey League condemns Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and urges a peaceful resolution as quickly as possible. Effective immediately, we are suspending our relationships with our business partners in Russia and we are pausing our […]

March 1, 2022

Disney confirms NFL Sunday Ticket bid

Disney CEO Bob Chapek has confirmed that the company, via its ESPN sports network, will bid for the NFL Sunday Ticket rights – the American football league’s subscription package that allows fans to watch out-of-market games.  According to reports, the Sunday Ticket rights could fetch $2.5 billion per year, as ESPN faces competition from the […]

February 11, 2022