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  • KPN launches DreamWorks, updated Fox Sports 1 channels for KPN iTV (Digital TV Europe)

    Published July 23, 2019

    Dutch Telco KPN has signed a deal with NBCUniversal International to launch DreamWorks on KPN iTV. The channel, which launches today (July 23), will initially operate for several hours a day building to a full 24-hour broadcast schedule in September. Content shown on the DreamWorks channel includes family shows and movies such as The Adventures […]

  • Netflix targeting India at €4 per sub (Advanced Television)

    Published July 23, 2019

    Netflix is contemplating an ultra-low pricing plan for India subscribers at just 300 Rupees (about €3.90) per month. Netflix told analysts during its Q2/2019 results call last week that India would need a less expensive plan, with CEO Reed Hastings saying: “After several months of testing, we’ve decided to roll out a lower-priced mobile-screen plan […]

  • UK delays decision on Huawei, plans law on telecom procurement security (Telecompaper)

    Published July 23, 2019

    The UK government has announced plans for legislation to impose tighter security requirements on telecom operators and their supply chains. However, it stopped short of taking a decision on “high-risk vendors”, saying it will study the matter further following the US government’s recent blacklisting of Chinese equipment maker Huawei. The ‘Telecoms Supply Chain Review’ released […]

  • Distributors warn MIPTV changes could be “universally detrimental” to market (TBI Vision)

    Published July 23, 2019

    MIPTV’s new floorplan, confirmed by Reed Midem today, has prompted outrage from international distributors who worry the changes could be “universally detrimental” to small and mid-sized outfits. While the businesses have been aware of potential plans to concentrate the market within the Grand Palais since April, MIP organiser Reed Midem’s decision to go forward with […]

  • Netflix boosts kids’ originals slate (Rapid TV News)

    Published July 23, 2019

    Netflix has taken the wraps off of seven original pre-school series, including a CG animated comedy adventure to premiere this year that serves as an expansion of DreamWorks Animation’s How to Train Your Dragon franchise. The series will consist of five animated, one nonfiction and one live-action series, all aimed at Netflix’s global audience of […]

  • Kajita To Lead Sony Media Solutions Business (In Broadcast)

    Published July 23, 2019

    Hiroshi Kajita has been named as the new Head of Media Solutions at Sony. Kajita joined Sony in 1985 and has extensive experience working with media organisations, partners and customers across the industry. He will build on the success Sony Professional Solutions Europe (PSE) has seen in media and entertainment by delivering on its product, […]

  • Expert System adds MovieLabs Creative Works Ontology support (Digital TV News)

    Published July 23, 2019

    Artificial Intelligence company Expert System today announced the availability in its Cogito® AI platform of the Creative Works Ontology developed by MovieLabs, the non-profit R&D joint venture started by the major Hollywood studios. MovieLabs’ Creative Works Ontology, published late last year, helps fill the need of media companies to adapt their infrastructures to an increasingly […]

  • AMC names new Acorn TV international chief (Digital TV Europe)

    Published July 23, 2019

    AMC Networks-owned ‘best-of-British’ streaming service Acorn TV has appointed Kerensa Samanidis in the new role of general manager of Acorn TV International. Samanidis, previously general manager of FilmStruck International, who has been working as a consultant for Acorn TV, will be responsible for the overall development, management and operation of the premium TV streaming service […]

  • Vodafone confirms GigaTV will replace Horizon (Broadband)

    Published July 23, 2019

    Vodafone will replace Liberty Global’s Horizon platform with its own GigaTV box in Germany, the operator has confirmed. After a shaky start, Horizon has been developed into a full-featured entertainment platform that encompasses linear TV, on demand, games and apps. However, in an interview with German publication Digital Fernsehen, Alexander Leinhos, Vodafone Deutschland’s head of […]

  • beoutQ runs promos for Premier League (Advanced Television)

    Published July 23, 2019

    beoutQ, the TV piracy operation that has allegedly stolen legitimate broadcast rights to most high-profile sports over the Middle East, is running on-air promotional ads ahead of the opening games of the English Premier League football season. The promos are full of typical ‘English’ scenes, including marching ceremonial troops, red London buses, groups of excited […]

  • Virgin Media integrates Amazon Video (CSI Magazine)

    Published July 22, 2019

    Virgin Media is following BT in enabling instant access to Amazon’s video content on its set-top box. From today, the cable company’s customers have the ability to seamlessly search for and watch Prime Video content through their V6 box. Amazon Prime Video will be fully integrated into the V6 functionality, which means that customers can […]

  • MESA Europe Announces Industry Briefing at IBC

    Published July 18, 2019

    For sixth consecutive year, MESA Europe will host one of its “must attend” industry briefing meetings during IBC.  This year once again just before the show floor opens, members and invited guests will have the chance to focus on some of the opportunities and challenges the industry needs to embrace in the global content arena. […]

  • Bitmax signs content management and distribution deal with High Octane Pictures (Bitmax)

    Published July 18, 2019

    Bitmax, the digital media management and licensing company, has signed a multi-year agreement to provide content management and services to High Octane Pictures (HOP), a full-service film distribution and sales agency that cultivates relationships with distributors, financiers, talent agencies and various strategic entertainment partnerships to sell and distribute motion pictures. As part of the deal, […]

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