Advanced Television


Mexico’s StarFlix to launch on Eutelsat 117 West B

Eutelsat Group has announced that StarTV, one of Mexico’s leading DTH operators, has selected the Eutelsat 117 West B satellite for the deployment of StarFlix, its new video streaming service. This multi-year, multi-transponder capacity agreement will enable StarTV to offer a new streaming and on-demand service to customers with a wide variety of content, in […]

March 18, 2024

Forecast: LatAm to add 55m SVoD subs

Latin America will have 165 million SVoD subscriptions by 2029, up from 110 million at end-2023, according to the Latin America OTT TV and Video Forecasts report from analyst firm Digital TV Research. Brazil will provide 59 million SVoD subscriptions by 2029, with Mexico bringing in a further 43 million. Seven US-based platforms (Netflix, Prime […]

March 7, 2024

AIMS welcomes NovaStar, CUX, Appear

The Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS) has announced its newest members: NovaStar, an LED display solutions provider; CUX, a provider of audio, video, and environmental control solutions; and Appear, a specialist in high-capacity solutions for media processing and content delivery. “We couldn’t be more excited to name NovaStar, CUX, and Appear as the newest […]

February 14, 2024

Hindi commentary on Sky Sports’ Cricket coverage

Sky Sports and streaming service NOW will show the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup knock-out stages with dedicated Hindi commentary – a first in broadcasting from a mainstream player like Sky. The commentary will be available for the semi-finals between India vs New Zealand (November 15th) and South Africa vs Australia (November 16th) as well […]

November 14, 2023

Coleen Rooney: The Real Wagatha Story debuts in October on Disney+

Disney+ has announced that original documentary Coleen Rooney: The Real Wagatha Story will premiere on October 18th. The three-part Disney+ Original series looks at the libel case that gripped the nation in 2022. The incredible story will be told through exclusive access to the woman at the heart of it all; Coleen Rooney finally speaks […]

September 29, 2023

Zee, Sony merger winning approval

The doubters who had grave concerns that the long-awaited merger in India of Zee and Sony/Culver Max would ever happen are beginning to change their doubts to support. The combined pair certainly have some considerable muscle. For example, they will offer 75 video channels, two OTT platforms and an impressive studio output. However, Disney’s Star […]

August 15, 2023

Boston Strangler premieres on Disney+ UK in March

Boston Strangler, a 20th Century Studios true-crime movie from writer-director Matt Ruskin about the reporters who broke the story of the notorious Boston Strangler murders of the 1960s, will premiere on March 17th, exclusively on Disney+ under the Star banner in the UK. Boston Strangler stars two-time Oscar nominee Keira Knightley alongside Carrie Coon, Alessandro Nivola, […]

January 3, 2023By Nik Roseveare

Film AlUla starts work on first phase of studio complex

Film AlUla, the film agency of the Royal Commission for AlUla (RCU), has begun construction of a comprehensive, studio complex to kick-start the next phase in north-west Arabia’s emergence as a regional hub for the screen sector. Completion of the complex’s first phase, encompassing approximately 30,000 square metres (330,000 square feet), is targeted for the […]

December 5, 2022

Disney+ on Vodafone Portugal

SVoD service Disney+ is now available on the latest generation Vodafone Portugal set-top boxes, the VboxPro 4K, allowing subscribers to watch titles from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic, and Star. Vodafone clients can enjoy the promotional offer quickly, intuitively, and conveniently on their computers, smartphones, and a wide range of electronic devices. “The […]

November 17, 2022By Colin Mann

Disney Star secures ICC rights in India

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has confirmed Disney Star will be the home of all ICC cricket in India for the next four years having won the TV and digital rights to both men’s and women’s global events through to the end of 2027. The ICC said Disney Star won following a single round sealed […]

August 30, 2022