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  • Genius Brands acquires YFE stake, brings Kartoon Channel! to Europe
    by Jörn Krieger on 3 December 2021 at 22:19

    US children’s entertainment company Genius Brands International has agreed with shareholder F&M Film- und Medien Beteiligungs GmbH to acquire around 29% in German broadcaster Your Family Entertainment (YFE). Following the move, Genius Brands is required to submit a mandatory offer to acquire […]

  • Amagi: FAST channels growing quickly across the globe
    by Julian Clover on 3 December 2021 at 11:32

    A new report says FAST (free, ad-supported TV) channels are making steady inroads worldwide. The report commissioned by cloud-based SaaS technology specialist Amagi aggregates data from its proprietary platform, Amagi ANALYTICS on viewership and content monetization trends on top ad-supported […]

  • Deloitte: TV will slip below 50% of UK viewing
    by Julian Clover on 3 December 2021 at 11:09

    Deloitte is predicting the so-called golden age of TV may be at an end. In its predictions for 2022, Deloitte Global anticipates that the combination of live, time-shifted, or on demand viewing that stood at 73% as recently as 2017 will fall to 53% in 2022 and then to 49% in 2023. The company says

  • FTTH drives Portuguese broadband growth
    by Chris Dziadul on 3 December 2021 at 11:08

    Portugal ended the third quarter with 4.3 million fixed broadband accesses. This, according to the regulator ANACOM, was 162,000, or 3.9% more than in the same period last year. FTTH was the main form of access, accounting for 58.8% of the total, or 5pp more than a year earlier. It also grew the […]

  • €600m Canal deal with French film industry shortens VOD windows
    by Julian Clover on 3 December 2021 at 10:26

    Canal+ has signed a new agreement with the French film industry that extends their relationship until at least 2024. The partnership between the pay-TV group and the French film organisations, represented by BLIC, BLOC and ARP, goes back more than 30 years. Included is a guaranteed investment by […]

  • Zattoo offers insights on TV platform in product talk series
    by Jörn Krieger on 3 December 2021 at 08:00

    Following the cancelation of IBC 2021, Zattoo is hosting a product talks series focusing on recent enhancements of its end-to-end TV-as-a-service platform. The sessions, presented by Zattoo product owners and business development managers, will include Zattoo’s ‘Operator Shop and Bridge’ […]

  • EBU appoints new executive board members
    by Chris Dziadul on 3 December 2021 at 07:28

    Tim Davie (BBC), Gilles Marchand (SRG SSR) and Marinella Soldi (Rai) have been elected to the EBU executive board by the directors general of fellow broadcasters at the EBU’s 87th general assembly in Geneva. Tim Davie became DG of the BBC in 2020, having worked at the broadcaster for over 15 […]

  • Polsat extends Canal+ cooperation
    by Chris Dziadul on 3 December 2021 at 07:27

    Poland’s Polsat Box will add seven new Canal+ channels to its offer on December 10. It will also add TeenNick, which is produced by ViacomCBS. According to Polsat, the Canal+ channels are film and series-based Ale kino and Novelas+, documentary Planete+, cooking channel Canal+ Kuchnia, lifestyle […]

  • Andrus Hiiepuu to head Elisa Estonia
    by Chris Dziadul on 3 December 2021 at 07:25

    Andrus Hiiepuu has been appointed the CEO and chairman of the management board of Elisa Estonia, effective the beginning of this month. During his time at Elisa, he has been the marketing director and then managed the business and private client units as a member of the management board for various […]

  • Chris Dziadul Reports: Digi’s Hungarian goodbye
    by Chris Dziadul on 3 December 2021 at 07:22

    The sale of Digi Communications’ assets in Hungary is something of a watershed moment for the company. Earlier this week it was announced that following the completion due diligence, Hungary’s 4iG has agreed to buy the assets for €625 million. The transaction, which was first announced in […]