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  • Pantaflix strikes AVOD deal with Sony Pictures (Digital TV Europe)

    Published December 5, 2019

    Munich-based video-on-demand service Pantaflix has struck a deal with Sony Pictures that it says will significantly expand its advertising-supported VOD proposition. The deal will bring a range of blockbuster movies and all series of Lost Girl, XIII – The Series and Charlie’s Angels to Pantaflix’s AVOD offering. From December, new content will be available for […]

  • IPTV HD first in Lithuania (Broadband TV News)

    Published December 5, 2019

    Lithuania’s Radio and Television Centre (Telecentras) has introduced IPTV-delivered HD services to home TV screens. In a statement, it says that back in December 2016 it was the first in Lithuania, and one of the first in the world, to start broadcasting Mezon TV (IPTV) programmes to homes over the 4G LTE network. Now, some […]

  • ITV betting big on personalisation of Hub (Digital TV Europe)

    Published December 5, 2019

    UK broadcaster ITV is aiming to more double average monthly users to its ITV Hub on-demand service and increase the average number of hours spent by 75% through initiatives including a much greater degree of personalisation of the offering, according to Stuart Jones, head of product, AVOD. Speaking at the Video Exchange Streaming event in […]

  • TV3 launches OTT service in Baltics (Broadband TV News)

    Published December 5, 2019

    TV3 Group has launched what it describes as the largest and most advanced OTT platform in the Baltics. Known as Go3, it offers more than 40 live TV channels, 1,000 movies and series and more than 100 hours of live sports every week. Commenting on the development, Christian Anting, TV3 Group CEO, said: “Go3 sets […]

  • Orange sets out strategic plan amid merger speculation (Digital TV Europe)

    Published December 5, 2019

    Orange has set out its strategic plan for the next five years, Engage 2025, with a focus on offering etail and wholesale customers enhanced connectivity, strengthening its leadership in more open and higher-valued infrastructures, making Orange MEA the reference digital operator in Africa & the Middle East and placing data and AI at the heart […]

  • Plex launches AVoD service globally (Advanced Television)

    Published December 5, 2019

    Streaming media company Plex has confirmed that its global ad-supported video on demand (AVoD) offering is now available, making it the most widely available AVoD offering in the industry, reaching users in more than 200 countries. The free service brings thousands of Oscar-winning movies, cult classic favourites, documentaries, popular TV shows, and more to media […]

  • DAZN scores domestic Copa del Rey package in Mediaset sublicensing deal (SportsPro Media)

    Published December 5, 2019

    Sports streaming subscription service DAZN has secured its first package of domestic soccer rights in Spain by agreeing a three-year sublicensing deal with free-to-air commercial broadcaster Mediaset for the Copa del Rey. The over-the-top (OTT) platform’s package includes a minimum of 50 exclusive and 15 non-exclusive games each season from Spanish club soccer’s premier knockout […]

  • Viacom and CBS complete “historic” merger (Hollywood Reporter)

    Published December 5, 2019

    The executive sent the email to staff after Viacom and CBS completed their merger following the close of the stock market. In his first official communications as CEO of ViacomCBS, Bob Bakish on Wednesday wrote an email to staff at the new company, positioning the combined firm as “the most important partner in the media […]

  • Vodafone woos broadband customers with Apple TV partnership (CSI Magazine)

    Published December 4, 2019

    Vodafone UK is one of the first telcos to offer the Apple 4K TV box together with the Apple TV+ service as a bundle to broadband customers. Vodafone Together customers will receive an Apple TV 4K that will also give them a 12-month subscription to Apple TV+. The deal provides customers with superfast broadband and […]

  • Amazon gears up for live football test (CSI Magazine)

    Published December 4, 2019

    Amazon’s new deal with the English Premier League (EPL) means that this is the first time that British viewers will need to go to a non-traditional broadcaster to watch football matches. Amazon is streaming every one of the 10 games this week, with 6 games taking place today after 2 yesterday, on top of another […]

  • French Dubbing Provider AGM Factory Acquired by TransPerfect (TransPerfect)

    Published December 3, 2019

    TransPerfect, the world’s largest provider of language and technology solutions for global business, today announced the acquisition of AGM Factory, a French provider of image, audio, and laboratory services for content distributors, broadcasters, and film studios. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed. Founded in 2004 and based in Rennes, AGM is the first […]

  • KPN integrates Amazon Prime Video (Broadband TV News)

    Published December 3, 2019

    KPN is adding Amazon Prime Video to its Interactive TV menu, making KPN IPTV the first television platform in the Netherlands integrating the service. Customers who subscribe to or buy Amazon Prime Video can use their account details to access Prime Video directly from the TV menu. KPN will make the service available step by […]

  • Report: Netflix movie catalogue down 40% since 2014 (Advanced Television)

    Published December 3, 2019

    Since 2014, Netflix’s catalogue of movie titles has dropped by 40 per cent with over 2,600 fewer films now available for streaming, according to a report from Streaming Observer. And things may only get worse in the coming months as Comcast (NBCUniversal), FOX, WarnerMedia, and Disney all continue to pull content from Netflix to bolster […]

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