Drive gets in gear with natural history
by Joseph O'Halloran on 27 November 2020 at 09:55
As it continues to expand its footprint in the natural history, climate and environmental programming space, London-based funding, sales and distribution business Drive has secured the rights to distribute globally new documentary series Shared Planet.
5G network orchestration on tune for Ericsson
by Joseph O'Halloran on 27 November 2020 at 09:14
Underlining what it says is the current industry momentum in the areas of network virtualisation, automation and orchestration as next-generation infrastructures build out, Ericsson has revealed that it has secured 139 commercial orchestration deals with over 100 global communications service […]
Amazon Prime Video announces exclusive premiere of ZeroZeroZero
by Editor on 27 November 2020 at 08:26
Members of leading subscription video-on-demand service Amazon Prime Video in India can now binge-watch the Italian crime-thriller ZeroZeroZero exclusively on the streaming platform.
Dolby Atmos kicks off BT Sport App for Premier League
by Faye Sutton on 27 November 2020 at 07:57
This weekend will see the BT Sport App offer live streamed sport with Dolby Atmos audio technology, launching with the Brighton v Liverpool Premier League match on 28 November.
Orange announces French 5G rollout plans
by Faye Sutton on 27 November 2020 at 07:47
Orange is to launch its 5G network in 15 French municipalities on 3 December, including Nice, Marseille, Le Mans, Angers and Clermont Ferrand.
ITU approves 5G radio standards
by Faye Sutton on 27 November 2020 at 07:10
The International Telecommunications Union has approved three new technologies for the development of 5G.
ZEASN takes iQIYI content to smart devices
by Editor on 26 November 2020 at 21:14
OTT and smart TV solutions provider ZEASN has struck a partnership with iQIYI International to make the on-demand video streaming platform’s app available on tens of millions of ZEASN supported smart devices across the world.
UK broadband industry pans Government fibre broadband rollback
by Editor on 26 November 2020 at 20:47
Despite Chancellor Rishi Sunak promising in his 2020 Spending Review to build a “stronger future” and transform the country’s communications infrastructure, the government’s ambitious previous £5 billion plan for gigabit broadband coverage across all the UK has now […]
MTV Play lands on Amazon Prime Video Channels
by Joseph O'Halloran on 26 November 2020 at 09:20
Giving its rapidly increasing number of members access to a range of Youth Focused Content from the flagship ViacomCBS brand, Amazon has added its MTV Play direct-to-consumer SVOD service to its Prime Video Channels offer.
70% of UK marketers expect more spend on advanced TV ads over next year
by Joseph O'Halloran on 26 November 2020 at 08:44
Tough times are ahead as economies struggle to cope with the impact of Covid-19 but a Europe-wide study from FreeWheel of marketing decision makers at advertisers and agencies has found that advanced TV elicits a high level of optimism from UK firms.
United Group takes over Forthnet
by Faye Sutton on 26 November 2020 at 08:11
Greek telco and pay-TV operator Forthnet has officially become part of BC Partners majority-owned media company United Group.
Genius Sports nets deal to be data, streaming partner for Liga MX
by Joseph O'Halloran on 26 November 2020 at 07:54
th the game’s elite teams showing of late how data and video analysts can play a huge part of success on the pitch, Liga MX, the governing body of premier Mexican football has formed an exclusive data, streaming and integrity partnership with the market leader, Genius Sports Group.
Inadequate home internet speeds contributing to UK ‘digital divide’
by Faye Sutton on 26 November 2020 at 07:49
Analyst firm Global Wireless Solutions has uncovered evidence of a stark ‘digital divide’ in the UK when it comes to home internet connections.
Management buy-out triggers ionoco company restructure
by Editor on 25 November 2020 at 21:58
Aiming shifts its focus to a partnership model and virtual production, UK and US-headquartered broadcast creative technology agency ionoco Holdings Limited has undergone a management buy-out under which CEO Simon Ingram will take a majority share.
Netflix UK set to spend £750MN on TV, film content by end of 2020
by Editor on 25 November 2020 at 21:31
Picking up the substantial gauntlet thrown down by arch rival Disney which has ramped up original content production in the country, Netflix is on track to have increased its UK TV and film production budget by 50% by the end of 2020 to $1bn, £750 million.
Comcast to extend 1.2TB data cap across remaining US service areas
by Faye Sutton on 25 November 2020 at 20:25
Comcast is to roll out a 1.2TB data cap across its Xfinity subscribers in the north east US, saying that 95% of its customers never use more than 1.2TB in a month.
Bertelsmann swoops for Simon & Schuster in $2.2BN deal
by Editor on 25 November 2020 at 20:22
As part of the strategic review of non-core assets that the media giant began early in 2020, ViacomCBS has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its Simon & Schuster publishing business to wholly-owned Bertelsmann subsidiary of Penguin Random House in a cash deal valued at $2.175 billion.
ViacomCBS International Studio, Morena Films strike co-development deal
by Editor on 25 November 2020 at 09:12
As part of its stated mission to have a production facility to generate compelling stories and create content that can be watched via multiple platforms, ViacomCBS International Studios (VIS) has announced a co-development deal with production company Morena Films for dramedy TV series The Kellys.
DAZN kicks off Premier league football at Spanish commercial premises
by Joseph O'Halloran on 25 November 2020 at 08:41
Continuing its strategy of extending the reach of top-class football across the globe, and marking the first time it has taken its sports viewing experience to the out of home environment, DAZN has signed an agreement with Orange Spain to show English Premier League football in bars, cafes and […]
Smart home entertainment devices to almost double in growth
by Faye Sutton on 25 November 2020 at 07:45
There will be almost 13.5 billion smart home devices in active use by 2025, compared with an expected 7.4 billion at year end 2020, according to a new report from Juniper Research.