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Telesat approved for US government contracts

Canada-based Telesat has gained formal clearance to deal with US government customers – essentially the US military. Telesat Government Solutions (TGS) is the actual business which has been seeking US work under the businesses new boss Tom Eaton. But the move is a major step in winning contracts for Telesat’s upcoming Lightspeed low Earth orbiting […]

April 5, 2022By Chris Forrester

Electric Entertainment, Bell Media licensing deal

Electric Entertainment, the Los Angeles based production, distribution and post-production company, and Bell Media, Canada’s leading content creation company, have announced a licensing deal for Electric Entertainment’s three new series, “The Ark,” “Leverage: Redemption,” and “Almost Paradise.” The deal includes the premiere season of the upcoming SYFY original “The Ark”, in addition to the new […]

April 5, 2022

Sky announces M. Son of the Century

Sky has announced M. Son of the Century, a new Sky Original drama series based on Antonio Scurati’s Premio Strega-winning and international bestselling novel that chronicles the birth of fascism in Italy and the rise to power of Duce Benito Mussolini. The eight-part series from Sky Studios, produced by Lorenzo Mieli for The Apartment Pictures, […]

April 5, 2022

Report: Global streaming revenues up 25% in 2021

The main global Media & Entertainment companies grew by 13 per cent in the first nine months of 2021, compared to the same period in 2020, according to a study published by Italy’s Mediobanca. Revenues of streaming services increased by 25 per cent, accounting for 18 per cent of total turnover; advertising revenues saw 19 […]

April 4, 2022From Branislav Pekic in Rome

Electric Entertainment, NBCUniversal sign The Ark deal

Electric Entertainment, the LA-based production, distribution and post-production company, has announced a multi-territory deal with NBCUniversal International Networks & Direct-To-Consumer (NBCUIN & DTC) for its SYFY US original television series The Ark. The territories include SYFY in France, Spain and Portugal and SCIFI in the Balkans and Poland. In addition, NBCUIN & DTC has also […]

April 4, 2022

Intelsat: C-band transition update

Intelsat has updated the FCC with its final report on its C-band transition. One of the 601-page document’s major elements its listing each of its clients and their Earth stations and which of them elected to take cash from Intelsat for their local filter work instead of allowing Intelsat to undertake the tasks. “Undertaking the […]

April 1, 2022

Peacock on American Airlines

Peacock, NBCUniversal’s streaming service, has joined the American Airlines inflight entertainment roster. Launching immediately, with a dedicated Peacock branded channel, the exclusive partnership features complimentary inflight access to the streamer’s catalogue of select Original content, with shows including Bel-Air, Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip, Girls5eva and more Customers can access Peacock’s channel via seatback devices, […]

April 1, 2022

WarnerMedia EMEA acquires Jade Armor

TeamTO, a European creator of kids entertainment, has announce the sale of broadcast rights of its original action-comedy animated series Jade Armor to WarnerMedia Kids & Family EMEA. Jade Armor was previously acquired by WarnerMedia Kids & Family in the US, ensuring a premium platform placement for the martial arts animated series in the US […]

April 1, 2022

F1 set for 2023 Vegas race

Liberty Media is taking its Formula 1 Grand Prix circus to Las Vegas next season. A 3.8 mile (6.12 km) spectacular circuit will be created for a 50-lap race sweeping past the neon lights of the Vegas ‘strip’ and speeds down the straits of some 212 mph (342 km/h). The race joins Miami and Austin […]

March 31, 2022By Chris Forrester

Report: Magna reduces US ad outlook

Magna, the media-centric market research conpany, has reduced its 2022 advertising spending growth expectation in the US due to economic and geopolitical uncertainty, but it forecasts that media owners’ ad revenues will still grow by +11 per cent this year to pass the $300 billion (€268.6bn) milestone. In its final 2021 estimates, US advertising revenues […]

March 31, 2022