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Megogo has more titles than any other streaming service in CEE

Content Pulse monitors the content available on streaming services streaming platforms and their standardized metadata. With this service, BB Media is currently able to survey 52 countries in the European continent. Referring to Central and Eastern Europe it was possible to identify +360 streaming services, available at a regional level. Moreover, +111K unique titles were […]

June 28, 2022

Netflix axes another 300 staff

Netflix is to downsize an extra 300 staff in the second round of cuts on top of the 150 announced in May as it continues to react to subscriber losses. Most of the positions are in the US, although Netflix stresses that it is still hiring for some jobs. In a statement, Netflix said: “Today, […]

June 24, 2022By Chris Forrester

Extreme E extends broadcast deal with Setanta

Fully electric off-road electric racing series, Extreme E, has confirmed a broadcast extension with Setanta Sports in Ukraine. An additional agreement between the parties also includes broadcast coverage in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.As part of the series’ growing expansion in these territories, Setanta Sports will […]

June 20, 2022

Sunflower TV launching for Ukrainian children

A new non-profit YouTube channel created specifically for Ukrainian children displaced by the war will launch across the UK and Europe this summer. Featuring up to 200 hours of Ukrainian and British content, Sunflower TV has been designed to offer entertainment and respite for the children of Ukrainian refugees who have been forced to flee […]

June 16, 2022

Satcube entering race to serve new LEO constellations

Satcube, a Swedish technology company that develops satellite terminals to provide satellite broadband, will now serve the biggest space constellations in the race to connect the world. The company is tapping its current success providing The UN, The Red Cross (ICRC), ITV, CBS News and more, reporting on the ground in Ukraine and helping to […]

June 1, 2022

Netflix completes Russia exit

Russian subscribers no longer have access to streaming service Netflix as it became the latest Western company to halt business in the country following the invasion of Ukraine. The Netflix site and apps were no longer available as of May 27th and a Netflix spokesperson confirmed that subscribers no longer had access. “This is the […]

May 30, 2022

161m Eurovision Song Contest viewers

The 66th Eurovision Song Contest (ESC) from Turin, Italy reached 161 million people over the three live shows in 34 measured markets. The reach of the Contest in those territories was up 7 million year on year. The viewing share for the Grand Final on Saturday May 14th was up three percentage points on 2021 […]

May 25, 2022

ProSiebenSat.1 confirms 2022 outlook

ProSiebenSat.1 has reported that results in Q1 2022 in line with the Group’s expectations, noting that its “synergistic business model demonstrates resilience despite the Russia-Ukraine war, ongoing pandemic, and strains on consumer sentiment.” The German broadcasting group saw revenues grow by 2 per cent to €954 million, with a significant growth in advertising revenue being […]

May 12, 2022

EU, US, UK blame Russia for Viasat hack

The European Union, the UK and the US government have all formally blamed the Russian government for the February 24th hack and damage to Viasat satellite modems in Europe in the hours before the invasion of Ukraine. The Russian hack of Viasat’s modems resulted in an immediate and significant loss of communication in the earliest […]

May 12, 2022By Chris Forrester

Current Time launches on Freeview

Current Time, a Russian-language 24/7 TV channel broadcasting from Prague, has launched on Freeview UK via the Channelbox platform. Current Time is a Russian-language TV channel headquartered in Prague and produced by Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) in cooperation with Voice of America. The channel was established as an alternative to Kremlin-controlled media and brings […]

May 5, 2022