Latest Headlines

  • France Télévisions demands Canal+ FTA compensation (Advanced TV)

    Published April 2, 2020

    Public service broadcaster France Télévisions has written to pay-TV operator Canal+ demading financial compensation after the group decided to unencrypt its pay-TV channels on all French set-top-boxes over the last two weeks of March, according to French media reports. In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, Canal+ has given viewers access to new and recent movies […]

  • Coronavirus: global streaming skyrockets in March (Rapid TV News)

    Published April 2, 2020

    The Covid-19 outbreak has had an almost immediate impact on consumption patterns and engagement across streaming and social media in the US, with marked differences in the past month alone says Conviva in a study from Coronavirus. The online video insights and intelligence firm publishes a quarterly analyst of the streaming industry and in its […]

  • Study: European daytime broadband usage up 65% (Advanced TV)

    Published April 2, 2020

    Despite proactive reductions in streaming quality by many of the largest OTT providers, European business hours broadband consumption has risen at varying levels, with a blended growth rate of approximately 65 per cent and overall usage growing more than 30 per cent, according to broadband industry analytics and technology solutions provider OpenVault. The insights comparing […]

  • Jason Kilar to head WarnerMedia (Broadband TV News)

    Published April 2, 2020

    Jason Kilar has been appointed CEO of WarnerMedia, effective May 1. He will report to John Stankey, AT&T’s president and CEO. Commenting on the appointed, Stankey said: “Jason is a dynamic executive with the right skill set to lead WarnerMedia into the future. His experience in media and entertainment, direct-to-consumer video streaming and advertising is […]

  • Mandalorian takes Europe by storm (CSI Magazine)

    Published April 2, 2020

    The Mandalorian is the number one original in all seven European markets where Disney+ launched last week. The Star Wars spin-off has proved Disney’s biggest hit wherever its new streaming service has launched so far and it is no different in Europe, according to new data. Parrot Analytics has tracked demand for the series in […]

  • Anacom suspends DTT network migration process (Broadband TV News)

    Published April 2, 2020

    Portugal has suspended its DTT migration process due to constraints brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic. Anacom has confirmed that frequency shifts that were due to be changed from March 16, 2020 will now get underway at a later date. In a statement the regulator said the process would be resumed once conditions associated with […]

  • Acorn TV Streaming Service Launching in U.K. April 29 (Broadcasting+Cable)

    Published April 2, 2020

    AMC Networks said it is launching Acorn TV, its subscription streaming service featuring British TV, in the U.K. on April 29. New users will be able to get a 30-day free trial. After that, Acorn TV will cost £4.99 per month or £49.99 per year. Launched in the U.S. in 2011, Acorn TV began commissioning […]

  • Coronavirus Update: Supporting Our Global Industry (Iyuno)

    Published April 2, 2020

    During this time of uncertainty, Iyuno Media Group remains firmly committed to our mission of serving the world’s leaders in media and entertainment and helping content creators reach global audiences. We are addressing a pandemic that will no doubt become a chapter in the world’s history books, and our commitment will not waver. As most […]

  • COVID-19 Status Within The Kitchen Studios Worldwide (The Kitchen)

    Published April 2, 2020

    It is the goal of The Kitchen to maintain as close to normal operations in all studio locations, while keeping our team members as safe and secure as possible during the COVID-19 pandemic. While we recognize that may be a difficult, if not impossible goal, we are attempting to modify standard operating procedures, while maintaining […]

  • Coronavirus to lead to TV shipments plunge (CSI Magazine)

    Published April 1, 2020

    Research firm Omdia has slashed its 2020 global television shipment outlook, with the market now expected to undergo a sharp downturn due to coronavirus mitigation measures initiated by governments worldwide. Having previously forecast shipments would rise by 1.1% to reach 225.4 million units for the year, Omdia now says that global TV shipments will fall […]

  • DAZN to defer rights payments, furlough staff (Digital TV Europe)

    Published April 1, 2020

    Sports streamer DAZN is set to furlough staff and withhold rights fee payments for any content not yet delivered. According to a source familiar with the matter, the streamer intends to stand by its contractual obligations to make payments as far as content which was broadcast prior to the coronavirus pandemic. However, it will defer […]

  • Disney Unveils Raft of Pay Cuts to Deal With Covid-19 (TBI Vision)

    Published March 31, 2020

    Disney’s top execs – including VP’s, SVP’s and EVP’s – are to take pay cuts to deal with the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic, with new CEO Bob Chapek and executive chairman Bob Iger taking the largest reductions. In a memo sent to staff on Monday, Chapek said that he will reduce his salary by […]

  • Globecast Attains Security Assessment for its Digital Cinema Business (Rapid TV News)

    Published March 31, 2020

    The Trusted Partner Network (TPN) has granted global media solutions provider Globecast with a security certification for its digital cinema business as it addresses video piracy and content redistribution concerns. Formed in 2018 by the Motion Picture Association (MPA) and the Content Delivery & Security Association (CDSA), the TPN programme is an industry-wide film and […]

Members