The number of European homes paying a monthly subscription to receive SVOD [subscription video on demand] packages will climb from 1.78 million in 2010 (0.6 per cent of TV households) to 17.99 million by end-2014 (6.4 per cent) and onto 59.41 million in 2020 (20.7 per cent), according to a new report from Digital TV Research.
Aflix by SmartVOD, dubbed the ‘first OTT Hollywood premium service in Africa’, is now available on smartphones and tablets across sub-Saharan Africa.
Sky Deutschland has secured the exclusive live broadcasting rights for the FIA Formula E Championship.
Global TV advertising expenditure will reach $236 billion in 2020, up by 38 per cent - or $64 billion - from 2013 and up by 54 per cent ($82 billion) on 2010, according to a new report from Digital TV Research.
Shazam has announced it has more than 100 million mobile monthly active users (MAUs), a 34 per cent increase year-over-year. The app has been downloaded onto more than 500 million mobile devices to date and is adding users at a rate of 13 million per month.
Satellite operator SES’ subsidiary SES DTH do Brasil has signed with Anatel on the Satellite Exploitation rights terms for two Brazilian orbital positions (48 degrees West and 64 degrees West).
As part of a collaborative investigation to stop the illegal distribution of satellite channels across the African continent, Irdeto, together with African pay TV operators, the Egyptian Cybercrime Unit and Egyptian Ministry of Interior, has made significant progress with the arrest of two Egyptian suspects on 11 August.
Forbidden Technologies, developer of the cloud video platform Forscene, will moderate two sessions at IBC's inaugural Content Everywhere Europe conference at IBC2014 in Amsterdam.
Global Mexico-based company Binbit has signed an agreement with FC Barcelona for the exclusive distribution of information and digital content of the Club through mobile devices.
Netflix is rumoured to be hatching plans to launch into Spain next year, according to reports by Spanish news agency Europa Press.
London VFX house Milk has created the visual effects for the BBC’s Deep Breath, directed by Ben Wheatley for the eighth series of Doctor Who.
Cardiff-based Bang Post Production has won a Creative Arts Emmy for its work on BBC’s Sherlock series.
LipSync will provide equity investment and full post production services for the $30 million 13-episode TV series Olympus, scheduled to appear on SyFy in the US in early 2015.
Euronews, which currently reaches 415 million households in 156 countries, has now launched on live TV streaming service, TVPlayer
A+E Networks UK is to launch its channel portfolio on TalkTalk’s iptv service later this month, following the first distribution deal between the two companies.
AP is to broaden the range and volume of content offered on AP Video Hub, its platform for video content
NanoTech Entertainment has secured the rights to 15 IMAX features and will rework them for 4K internet distribution.
Sony has confirmed autumn launch dates for its PlayStation TV device in the US, UK and Europe.
At IBC2014 PayWizard will be showing how subscriber management systems (SMS) are helping pay TV platforms, MSOs and VoD service providers develop advanced TV everywhere strategies.
AMC Networks International has revealed significant expansion of its Sundance Channel Global across Central America with first-ever launches in six new territories.
Strategy Analytics’ Global Mobile Media Forecast: 2001-2018 predicts spending on consumer mobile media services consumed via the handset will rise from just above $236 billion in 2013 to approach $380 billion by 2018.