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US seizes Press TV assets/websites

US law enforcement agencies have taken control of the websites of the controversial Iran-financed Press TV and Al-Alam. Each website now displays a single page showing a statement declaring that it “has been seized by the United States government in accordance with a seizure warrant”. The image also displays the seal of the FBI and […]

June 24, 2021By Chris Forrester

Whip Media and EGA partnership

Whip Media, the leading enterprise software platform and data provider to the world’s largest entertainment organizations, and The Entertainment Globalization Association (EGA) have announced a partnership facilitating the first effort to provide a new data report for the entertainment industry with cross-platform insights on global streaming across multiple countries. The new bi-monthly report, called the […]

June 24, 2021

ZEE5 launches in the US

ZEE5, the streaming service for South Asian content, has launched today in the US. “The launch of ZEE5 in the US is a very significant moment for us,” said Amit Goenka, President, Digital Businesses & Platforms, ZEE Entertainment. “We’ve had a long association of over two decades with this market, bringing our viewers here the […]

June 23, 2021

SpaceX to remedy overheating antennas

Heatwaves across certain US states have thrown up problems with SpaceX’s Starlink broadband by satellite system. Reportedly, Starlink’s pizza-sized antennas are over-heating under the summer sun and closing down. Meanwhile, Starlink OTT Gwynne Shotwell says that its global service will be in place by around September. As to the temperature problem, Starlink was exacerbated in […]

June 23, 2021

Telstra partnership with PSSI

Telstra Broadcast Services (TBS) has expanded its presence in the US with the launch of a new Broadcast Operations Center (BOC) at the PSSI International Teleport in Pittsburgh. The BOC – part of an expanded partnership with PSSI Global Services – enables Telstra Broadcast Services to add U.S.-based managed services including operations, monitoring, bookings and […]

June 23, 2021

ByteDance doubles profits; 1.9bn users

Chinese company ByteDance, owner of TikTok, more than doubled its revenues last year as usage of the short-form video app rocketed. The company, which spent a large part of last year battling pressure from then US President Donald Trump to sell its US TikTok operations, reported a 111 per cent increase in revenues to $34.3 […]

June 18, 2021

Report: 41% US broadband homes have standalone service

Parks Associates has announced the release of its latest Consumer Insights Dashboard, a new service that analyses the firm’s quarterly surveys of 10,000 US broadband households to track consumer adoption of home services, including home internet, pay TV, and mobile services. The firm’s Home Services Dashboard reveals that as of Q1 2021, the percentage of […]

June 17, 2021

ZEE5 launches in US on June 22

ZEE5, the SVoD platform for South Asian content, has announced it will launch in the US on June 22nd. ZEE5 has enjoyed success in the key South Asian markets within weeks of its local launches, and is fast expanding its presence in Europe and the UK. The platform is currently under beta testing in the […]

June 11, 2021By Chris Forrester

BAFTA Breakthrough 2021 applications open across UK and USA

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has announced applications opening across the UK and US for BAFTA Breakthrough 2021, BAFTA’s flagship talent support initiative in partnership with Netflix.  The initiative, previously known as Breakthrough Brits, has been running in the UK since 2013 and in the US and India since the global […]

June 10, 2021

Blaze Media partners with Whitlock

Blaze Media CEO Tyler Cardon has announced a partnership with America’s premier sports and culture journalist, Jason Whitlock, and plans to expand the company’s footprint to Nashville. On July 6th, Whitlock and Blaze Media will launch an hour-long daily podcast/digital TV show, Fearless with Jason Whitlock, from a newly acquired and renovated Nashville studio. In […]

June 8, 2021