Cable & IPTV

DAZN partners with EI Towers and Eutelsat for satellite delivery in Italy

Italian video service provider, EI Towers has entered into multi-year partnership with sports entertainment platform DAZN to expand its content distribution to homes across Italy via Eutelsat Communications’ Hotbird satellites. DAZN will be distributing two HD channels, one full-time channel and one events-based channel, via Italy’s free satellite TV package, Tivùsat, at 13° East. Tivùsat […]

Comcast “more likely than not” to sell Hulu stake to Disney, says CEO Brain Roberts

Comcast is “more likely than not” to sell its 33% stake in the US streaming service Hulu, revealed the cable and media giant’s CEO Brain Roberts. During the New York-based MoffettNathanson Inaugural Technology, Media and Telecom conference on Tuesday, the Comcast boss said it expects to sell its minority stake in Hulu to Disney at […]

Viaplay Select joins Deutsche Telekom’s MagentaTV service

Viaplay has inked a deal with Europe’s largest telecom operator Deutsche Telekom to bring Viaplay Select’s premium content to Deutsche Telekom’s MagentaTV service in Germany.  Per the agreement, MagentaTV viewers in Germany will have access to over 300 hours of content from Viaplay, including its most acclaimed series, films and documentaries, together with curated third-party […]

Streaming platform Vidgo signs Crackle Connex to handle ad sales

Crackle Connex, a division of Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment that simplifies the connected TV buying process for brands, has signed a deal to exclusively represent streaming platform Vidgo’s ad sales operations in the US. The partnership comes as the battle to secure ad revenues from AVOD and FAST heats up globally. Vidgo offers […]

UK CTV audiences use a diverse mix of platforms, says study

According to AudienceXpress, UK CTV audiences regularly watch content via a diverse mix of platforms and channels with SVOD being the first choice for 55% of Brits, FreeWheel’s premium video media sales house released findings from the third iteration of its Streaming Video: CTV Uncovered 2023 consumer study, conducted in collaboration with independent research specialist, […]

AMC Networks and VIZIO expand partnership

AMC Networks has expanded their multi-year agreement VZIO to deliver a range of premium programming to VIZIO Smart TVs, with the addition of the AMC+ app, nine free streaming channels and over 150 on-demand feature films. Among the new streaming channels are Portlandia, MSG Sports Zone, AMC en Espanol, Allblk Gems and Overtime. More than […]

The streaming sports rights scramble

The $50bn global sports rights market is a fragmented and fast-changing sector that defies easy elucidation. But at every stage of evolution in the media landscape one thing has stayed true: being associated with the best sports rights is a proven way to drive revenues and change consumer behaviour. The fact that Fox in the […]

RTÉ and Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) taps Simplestream to upgrade IPTV service

Ireland’s largest sporting organisation, Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) and the Irish broadcaster RTÉ have tapped Simplestream to revamp its sports subscription channel, GAAGO.  The IPTV service airs Gaelic games including hurling, camogie, Gaelic football, Gaelic handball, and rounders accessible to members and supporters. Simplestream have built and delivered a new set of OTT applications for Android and iOS […]

wedo movies FAST channel does trial run in Germany’s DVB-C networks

Video solutions AG, cable operators and and the German cable industry trade association Deutsche Netzmarketing (DNMG) have banded together to launch a pilot distribution project of the FAST channel wedo movies in Germany’s DVB-C networks. The pilot project is designed to be a blueprint for various other FAST channels aiming to expand into the […]

M7 Deutschland assembles fibre-optic network for TV offering

The German arm of the Canal+-owned M7 Group, M7 Deutschland, is upgrading its entire customer base with a high-performance fibre-optic connection for TV signal feed. More than 160 network operators supplied by M7 in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Liechtenstein and Luxembourg will be connected to the M7 Livestream product to the central M7-Headed at the Frankfurt […]

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