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A fifth of European TV homes to subscribe to online packages by 2020

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.

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First African VOD Hollywood premium service
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First African VOD Hollywood premium service

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 secures Formula E live TV rights
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Sky Deutschland secures Formula E live TV rights

Sky Deutschland has secured the exclusive live broadcasting rights for the FIA Formula E Championship.

Simon Murray DTR
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TV advertising expenditure to double in Latin America, Middle East & Africa

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
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Shazam exceeds 100 million mobile monthly active users

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.

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SES signs satellite exploitation rights for two Brazilian orbital positions

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).

Irdeto Egypt raid
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Irdeto teams up to clamp down on broadcast piracy in Egypt

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.

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Forbidden discusses the cloud at IBC Content Everywhere in Amsterdam

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.

Antoni Muntaner
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Mexico-based Binbit signs agreement with FC Barcelona

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
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Netflix may have its sights set on Spain launch

Netflix is rumoured to be hatching plans to launch into Spain next year, according to reports by Spanish news agency Europa Press.

Milk creates visuals for BBC’s Doctor Who
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Milk creates visuals for BBC’s Doctor Who

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.

Bang Post Production win Emmy for Sherlock
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Bang Post Production win Emmy for Sherlock

Cardiff-based Bang Post Production has won a Creative Arts Emmy for its work on BBC’s Sherlock series.

LipSync takes on Olympus
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LipSync takes on Olympus

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 launches on TVPlayer
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Euronews launches on TVPlayer

Euronews, which currently reaches 415 million households in 156 countries, has now launched on live TV streaming service, TVPlayer

A+E Networks UK introduces channels to TalkTalk TV
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A+E Networks UK introduces channels to TalkTalk TV

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.

Associated Press adds third-party content to Video Hub
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Associated Press adds third-party content to Video Hub

AP is to broaden the range and volume of content offered on AP Video Hub, its platform for video content

IMAX films reworked for Ultra HD streaming
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IMAX films reworked for Ultra HD streaming

NanoTech Entertainment has secured the rights to 15 IMAX features and will rework them for 4K internet distribution.

Sony Playstation TV
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Sony releases launch dates for Playstation TV in the US, UK and Europe

Sony has confirmed autumn launch dates for its PlayStation TV device in the US, UK and Europe.

Jamie Mackinlay PayWizard
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PayWizard’s SMS enables pay TV platforms to monetise TV everywhere

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.

Ed Palluth AMC
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Sundance Channel Global expands in Central and Latin America

AMC Networks International has revealed significant expansion of its Sundance Channel Global across Central America with first-ever launches in six new territories.

Mobile media data
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Mobile media revenue to reach $380 billion by 2018

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.

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