Series Mania: HBO and Warner Bros. Discovery working together as ‘one team’

HBO’s CEO Casey Bloys described its partnership with Warner Bros. Discovery as “very coordinated” as the pair tackle “programming investment across the globe as one team”. At a keynote session in Series Mania located in Lille, Bloys briefly touched on the media groups’ working relationship following the merger last year. The HBO boss explained that […]

France Télévisions boss champions diversity in Series Mania keynote

France Télévisions Delphine Ernotte pointed to“diversity and quality of our ecosystem” that drives the pubcaster. During her keynote session at Series Mania based in Lille the CEO of the French public service broadcaster highlighted it is more than just a PSB. “France Télévisions is for everybody,” she said. “We are more editors than broadcasters. We […]

Italy’s SuperTennis acquires rights to US Open

Sportcast the FITP (Italian Tennis and Padel Federation) group company has secured the exclusive rights to broadcast the US Open for its Italian free-to-air TV channel, SuperTennis. In Italy SuperTennis will air the US Open’s daily match ups both live and delayed, joined by coverage on the SuperTenniX digital platform where FITP members and the […]

BBC Studios advances with plans for Nordic launch

BBC Studios’ forthcoming launch of two services for the Nordic market is attracting significant interest, according to Kasia Jablonska, head of VOD, EMEA at BBC Studios. BBC Studios will launch its latest international services, BBC Nordic and on-demand sister service BBC Nordic+ in five Nordic markets with content from BBC Studios featuring the likes of […]

ITV Studios outlines FAST channel strategy

ITV Studios is aiming to launch a single drama-focused FAST channel to exploit its content in European markets as part of a range of “four to six” non IP-specific FAST channels, according to Graham Haigh, EVP of global business development and digital distribution at the UK commercial broadcaster’s studio arm. Haigh told DTVE that it […]

M6 extends 6play max to new devices with Bedrock

Streaming video technology provider Bedrock has extended the ad-free streaming service 6play max from French commercial broadcaster M6 Group to Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and LG connected TVs. The rollout of M6’s AVOD service in France on the three new major TV devices comes a few months after the ad-free service was launched on […]

TV usage falls by 5.1%, while streaming stays strong

The total usage of TV declined by 5.1% in February, following a fall in viewership across broadcast, cable and streaming during the month. According to Nielsen’s monthly total TV and streaming snapshot The Gauge, the decline in February is in line with seasonal and historical norms. Despite streaming platforms being favoured by viewers, streaming viewing levels […]

Channel 4 teams up with Microsoft’s Xandr for programmatic advertising

Channel 4 has said it will be the first UK broadcaster to offer commercial brands the option of using the automated ad buying platform Xandr, a part of Microsoft Advertising, having added it to its suite of demand side platforms.   The programmatic platform gives advertisers the ability to automate the delivery of digital campaigns to All […]

Lega Serie A and Sky: to bid or not to bid

The sports broadcasting rights market is transforming and the news earlier this week that Lega Serie A is reportedly considering making a bid to acquire all or part of the country’s leading pay TV operator Sky Italia adds colour to the view that sport rights holders are eyeing new business models to ensure they’re not […]