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Channel Fight Masterclass on FITE TV

Channel Fight Masterclass, an OTT channel dedicated to the instruction of martial arts and self-defence has announced a distribution deal with FITE TV – the global FAST streaming platform for combat sports and entertainment. The arrangement brings Channel Fight Masterclass to a global audience via FITE 24/7’s distribution on all the major OTT platforms including […]

June 29, 2022

Roku CEO: “All TV is going to be streamed”

Anthony Wood, CEO of streaming and device platform specialist Roku, has predicted that, eventually, all TV will move to streaming platforms, with advertisers following the audience away from traditional linear TV broadcasts. Speaking to CNBC at the Cannes Lions festival on Roku’s take on the ad market, Wood said that “all television is going to […]

June 22, 2022By Colin Mann

Forecast: US pay-TV subs down 27% from 2014-2024

Findings from Parks Associates reveal that US pay-TV subscriptions and revenues are on a continuous decline as consumers embrace OTT services. The research firm’s report, Video Services: State of the Market, forecasts that traditional pay-TV will decline to 76.7 million households by 2024, the lowest penetration in a decade and a 27 per cent drop […]

June 22, 2022

Canada goes for streamer quotas

Canadian lawmakers have passed new piece legislation that would compel streaming services operating in the country to offer more local content. Bill C-11 cleared the House of Commons and will become law once the Senate adopts it. The bill will update the Broadcasting Act to bring streaming platforms within its regulation. While the primary focus […]

June 22, 2022

Report: E&M $2.3trn business

The global entertainment & media (E&M) industry surged ahead last year, strongly outpacing overall global economic growth, according to advisory firm PwC’s Global Entertainment & Media Outlook 2022-2026. Following a pandemic-related 2.3 per cent decline in 2020, E&M revenue rose a strong 10.4 per cent in 2021, from $2.12 trillion to $2.34 trillion (€2.24trn). With […]

June 21, 2022

Study: DTC brands increase CTV spend in 2022

Findings from a study by CTV advertising and marketing technology platform Digital Remedy suggest that marketers are increasingly turning to CTV/OTT to reach audiences. “The growth we are seeing in the DTC space is remarkable – and while DTC marketers recognise the potential of CTV/OTT, many of them are just beginning to allocate spend there,” […]

June 17, 2022

Bhimavaram Community Network chooses Broadpeak

Broadpeak, a provider of content delivery network (CDN) and video streaming solutions for content providers and pay-TV operators worldwide, has announced that Indian multiple-system operator (MSO) Bhimavaram Community Network (BCN) has selected Broadpeak to power its groundbreaking new live video and VoD OTT service. Broadpeak will provide BCN with a comprehensive offering for multicast and […]

June 16, 2022

ITVX to launch with 9,000 hours of free content

ITV has announced further details of its new streaming platform ITVX, which is due to launch in the UK later this year. A complete overhaul of existing catch-up service ITVHub, streaming service ITVX will offer viewers a choice of over 9,000 hours of new series, documentaries, cult classics and films for viewers to watch without […]

June 15, 2022By Nik Roseveare

AlAraby 2 launches on ONEHUBTV

AlAraby Television Network brings diverse content to their new channel, AlAraby 2, which has now launched on ONEHUBTV strengthening their viewership further. In partnership with Vision247, a leading digital communications and managed broadcast service provider based in UK, AlAraby have launched their 3rd subscription channel AlAraby 2 which will sit between its two sister channels […]

June 14, 2022

Amagi Global FAST Quarterly report reveals ad impressions up 109%

As Free Ad-Supported Streaming TV (FAST) increasingly captures viewers’ attention, the tremendous potential for monetisation opportunities rises along with it. Amagi, a global leader in cloud-based SaaS technology for broadcast and connected TV, has announced the fourth edition of its Global FAST Quarterly report, revealing that FAST ad engagement has seen significant growth in 2022, […]

June 9, 2022