Advanced Television


Tencent Video selects NetRange solutions

NetRange, a global provider of white-labelled, turnkey Smart TV and OTT ecosystems, has been selected by Tencent Video to power the international expansion of its WeTV service by reaching new Smart TV and connected device users through the NetRange Smart TV App Store. This agreement enables WeTV to leverage NetRange’s single integration process, eliminating the […]

June 30, 2022

Naspers decision: Tencent down, Prosus up

Tencent’s share price in Hong Kong fell back 1.5 per cent on June 28th, but Prosus NV stock jumped 10 per cent on the Amsterdam market while shares in Naspers (on the Jo-berg market) rose 13 per cent on the decision by Naspers to buy back its own stock for cancellation. Prosus/Naspers CEO Bob van […]

June 29, 2022

Naspers selling down Tencent stake

South African multinational Naspers, which is Tencent’s largest shareholder, has reversed its previous decision not to sell shares in what is China’s most valuable business. Naspers, which owns a 29 per cent stake in Tencent via the Dutch-based Prosus media business, said on June 27th that it would start selling “small” numbers of ordinary shares […]

June 28, 2022By Chris Forrester

BAFTA Games Awards 2022: Winners announced

At the BAFTA Games Awards on April 7th, Returnal won Audio Achievement, Best Game and Music, and Performer in a Leading Role for Jane Perry, winning her first BAFTA. Two games won two BAFTAs each: It Takes Two won Multiplayer and Original Property, and Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart won Animation and Technical Achievement. Kimberly […]

April 8, 2022

BAL announces 2022 broadcast partners

The Basketball Africa League (BAL) ja announced its roster of broadcast partners for the 2022 BAL season, which tipped off on March 5th at the Dakar Arena in Dakar, Senegal, and will include stops in Cairo, Egypt and Kigali, Rwanda. The second BAL season will reach fans in 215 countries and territories in 14 languages […]

March 7, 2022

Bank looks at Covid winners & losers

A timely note to clients from investment bank BNPP/Exane looks at the potential media-related winners and losers impacted by the latest Covid variant. The bank says that while there are justifiable fears from the new variant, there will inevitably be media businesses that are impacted, some with good news, and others not so likely to […]

November 30, 2021

Naspers profits up 11%

South Africa-based technology conglomerate Naspers reported that its first-half profits had risen 11 per cent helped by the company’s major stakes in Chinese internet giant Tencent (in which Naspers indirectly owns a 29 per cent stake). Naspers is Africa’s biggest company by market capitalisation but last year spun off its international businesses to an Amsterdam-based […]

November 24, 2021By Chris Forrester

Nvidia, Tencent headed for $1 trillion club

Achieving a $1 trillion market capitalisation makes headlines around the world and the current trillion club in mostly about the technology industry with names such as Microsoft and Apple topping the list. The market is now looking for the next club members, and two tech players are being talked about: chip-maker Nvidia and China’s digital […]

November 2, 2021

ITV Studios, Tencent partner for A Year on Planet Earth

ITV Studios has unveiled Tencent Video as their latest international co-production partner for the natural history series A Year on Planet Earth, originally commissioned by ITV in the UK and produced by Plimsoll Productions, in association with ITV Studios. Tencent Video, the online video streaming platform in China, has joined ITV in boarding the series, […]

September 16, 2021

Tencent shares slump 23%

China’s tough crackdown on certain technology sectors, including Jack Ma’s Alibaba and Tencent, has resulted in Tencent being the world’s worst stock-market performer. Tencent lost 23 per cent of its value in July, wiping out some Rand 2.5 trillion (€143bn) of market value. Nine of the top ten losers in market value during July were […]

August 2, 2021By Chris Forrester