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  • French VOD market tops €1bn as Disney+ “regresses”
    by Chris Dziadul on 27 November 2020 at 13:18

    France’s on demand market had a turnover of €1.104 billion in the first nine months of this year. According to Satellifax, quoting the monthly barometer published by CNC, this was 41.4% more than in the same period last year. Subscriptions accounted for 82.4% of the total, or 50.3% more […]

  • Q&A with Berk Uziyel, CEO at SPI International
    by Robert Briel on 27 November 2020 at 13:09

    Last year, SPI International acquired the Dutch premium movie channels and SVOD assets of Film1 from Sony. Robert Briel talks to SPI International CEO Berk Uziyel about the experiences with the acquisition. – After Sony announced the closure of the Film1 service – linear channels and […]

  • Channel 4 to focus on digital audience
    by Julian Clover on 27 November 2020 at 13:08

    Channel 4 has announced a new programming strategy that’s designed to double viewing to All 4 over the next five years. The plan is to invest more in content that performs well on the streaming service, such as young-skewing factual entertainment, scripted comedy, and […]

  • Mediapro sues Canal + for “abuse of a dominant position”
    by Julian Clover on 27 November 2020 at 12:28

    The holder of the rights to French top flight football has accused Canal Plus of trying to remove it from the market. Mediapro, the major broadcaster of Ligue 1 in the French market, has lodged a complaint with the French commercial court and is claiming damages for “abuse of a dominant […]

  • Dolby Atmos launches on BT Sport app
    by Julian Clover on 27 November 2020 at 11:22

    Dolby Atmos is coming to the BT Sport app alongside this week’s Premier League clash between Brighton and Liverpool. A world first, the immersive audio technology will be available to BT Sport Ultimate customers on the small and large screen app and as part of the BT Sport Match Day […]

  • Sky Deutschland and Telefónica trial 5G Broadcast for live sports
    by Jörn Krieger on 27 November 2020 at 11:20

    German pay-TV broadcaster Sky Deutschland and mobile network operator Telefónica O2 Deutschland will use elements of 5G Broadcast for a live sports production for the first time. The broadcast mode of the new mobile network standard will be applied on December 6, 2020 from 13:00 CET for the […]

  • Discovery agrees to sublicense Danish Olympic rights
    by Julian Clover on 27 November 2020 at 10:55

    Discovery has announced it will sublicense the free-to-air audio-visual rights and digital rights for Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022 and Olympic Games Paris 2024 to DR and TV 2. Discovery retains the digital rights for all Olympic Games through to Paris 2024 in Denmark. It will stream full […]

  • NTV takes YouTube lead
    by Chris Dziadul on 27 November 2020 at 10:23

    The Russian channel NTV and research company Mediascope have conducted the country’s first survey of audience viewing on YouTube. Undertaken from July to September and employing audio watermarking technology, it showed that around 15% of Muscovites aged 18+ on average watched premier content […]

  • Chris Dziadul Reports: United Group on a roll
    by Chris Dziadul on 27 November 2020 at 10:21

    2020 is likely to go down as one of the more eventful years in United Group’s two-decade history. As it draws to a close, the company has further strengthened its position as the leading provider of media and telecom services in South Eastern Europe by adding Greece’s Forthnet to its […]

  • Netflix doubles UK investment
    by Julian Clover on 26 November 2020 at 12:40

    Netflix is to increase the amount of money it spends on UK production to £750 million. The streamer, which makes shows such as The Crown and Sex Education in the UK, has increased its budget on films and series made in the UK by 50%. Last year, it added £100 million to the £400 […]