Rapid TV News

  • BluTV add-on beefs up STARZPLAY content aggregation
    by Editor on 13 April 2021 at 21:35

    Leading Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) service STARZPLAY has announced the launch of a new add-on in partnership with BluTV, Turkey’s first and largest local subscription video-on-demand.

  • American, European, Australasian broadcaster take plunge for The Drowning
    by Editor on 13 April 2021 at 20:53

    Leading independent distributor all3media International has revealed that it has finalised deals in the Americas, Europe and Australasia for Noel Clarke and Jason Maza’s Unstoppable Film & Television’s international thriller The Drowning.

  • FreeCast selects 3SS to transform streaming user experience
    by Editor on 13 April 2021 at 20:24

    Just as it has made its technology available for US retail via national retailers, streaming content aggregator FreeCast has revealed that it has selected the 3READY Product Framework from 3 Screen Solutions to transform the user experience (UX) of its SelectTV aggregated OTT multiscreen service.

  • BBC Select inks deal with Beyond Rights for premiere docs
    by Editor on 13 April 2021 at 19:49

    Recently launched streaming service, BBC Select, available in the US and Canada on Amazon Prime Video and the Apple TV app, has unveiled a line-up of all-new documentaries and series, many of which are territory premieres.

  • Kantar, Streamhub enhance on-demand video audience analytics
    by Editor on 13 April 2021 at 19:24

    Evidence-based insights and consulting company Kantar has forged a global collaboration with video audience analytics firm Streamhub, to incorporate data from its video tagging technology into Streamhub’s enterprise analytics platform.

  • Love Nature debuts on Samsung TV Plus in US
    by Joseph O'Halloran on 13 April 2021 at 08:35

    As part of the ongoing rapid expansion of free ad-supported streaming TV (FAS) services in the country, Love Nature, a wildlife and nature brand reaching 300 million households worldwide, has made its debut on Samsung TV Plus in the US over linear and streaming platforms.

  • OPPO, Vodafone, Qualcomm and Ericsson commercialise Europe’s first 5G standalone network
    by Faye Sutton on 13 April 2021 at 07:58

    Smart device brand OPPO has announced a collaboration with Vodafone, Qualcomm and Ericsson, commercialising Europe’s first low-latency, high-speed 5G SA network in Germany.

  • Verizon and Univision to bring 5G viewing experiences to Liga MX
    by Faye Sutton on 13 April 2021 at 07:46

    Verizon and Univision have announced a multi-year partnership that can deliver advanced 5G viewing experiences for fans of the US football league, the Liga MX.

  • M6 takes key channels to Shahid VIP
    by Joseph O'Halloran on 13 April 2021 at 07:33

    M6 Group, one of France’s leading TV broadcasters, is bringing its M6 International, TiJi and Gulli Bil Arabi channels to Shahid VIP, the premium, subscription-based service of Arabic streaming platform Shahid.

  • Orange Poland partners with APG for FTTH
    by Faye Sutton on 13 April 2021 at 07:32

    Orange Poland has entered a 50-50 agreement with APG to roll out fibre in areas where access to very high-speed broadband infrastructure is limited or inexistent.

  • EU commissions Norigin Media for 5GMediaHUB project
    by Joseph O'Halloran on 13 April 2021 at 07:17

    Norwegian operator Telenor and compatriot TV streaming technology provider Norigin Media have been chosen among others to be part of the 5GMediaHUB Consortium which aims to accelerate the validation of innovative 5G-empowered media and entertainment applications.

  • LTN Global claims first universal signalling solution for linear addressable ads
    by Editor on 12 April 2021 at 20:14

    Media technology and video transport solutions provider LTN Global, has launched what it says is a market-first universal signalling solution that delivers ad decisioning and ad signalling system integration that enables national linear addressable advertising across all platforms.

  • Fremantle takes full ownership of Abot Hameiri
    by Editor on 12 April 2021 at 19:54

    Adding to its international network of production teams, companies and labels that covers over 30 countries, global scripted and unscripted creator, producer and distributor Fremantle has increased its stake in leading Israeli production firm Abot Hameiri to 100%.

  • ELTA TV takes to Extreme E to Taiwan
    by Editor on 12 April 2021 at 19:28

    In the latest deal with an Asian broadcaster for the just commenced all electric car racing series, Taiwanese broadcaster ELTA will show all of the Extreme E championship’s X Prix live in both Chinese and English on its Sports channel.

  • SARAN Media Group scores Champions League rights
    by Editor on 12 April 2021 at 12:05

    Having been an incumbent rights holder of the crown jewels of televised football for Turkey since 2015/16, SARAN Media Group has expanded its multiyear partnership with UEFA for three more years of the Champions League in Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan.

  • US streaming subs surpass population total
    by Joseph O'Halloran on 12 April 2021 at 08:49

    In a stark indication of just how strong the industry is right now after a year of remarkable growth, a study from Ampere Analysis has revealed that there are now more subscriptions to services including Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, HBO Max and Disney+ than there are people in the US.

  • SynProNize and ATV take Turkish drama Hercai to Pakistan
    by Faye Sutton on 12 April 2021 at 07:51

    Dubai-based content distribution and production company SynProNize has licensed the popular romantic Turkish drama series Hercai from ATV in Turkey to TVOne in Pakistan.

  • India pay-TV industry revenues to grow steadily
    by Joseph O'Halloran on 12 April 2021 at 07:44

    With a projected 7% CAGR over the years from 2020-25 and a satellite industry described as ‘robust’, the Indian pay-TV market is set to show reasonable returns despite an unhelpful regulatory regime says a study from Media Partners Asia (MPA).

  • UK ranks 78th in the world for cost of mobile data
    by Faye Sutton on 12 April 2021 at 07:43

    Israel is home to the cheapest mobile data plans in the world, with 1GB of data costing an average of just $0.05, while the most expensive place is Equatorial Guinea, where the average cost of 1GB is $49.67.

  • Zee & Tokyo Broadcasting System team up for content delivery
    by Faye Sutton on 12 April 2021 at 07:25

    Zee and TBS have entered into a partnership to collaborate and curate content using their speciality in dramas, documentaries, variety shows and movies, for India and Japan, as well as the global market.