TF1: free entertainment that promotes French culture to compete with streamers

TF1 boss Rodolphe Belmer said the company aims to set itself apart from other streamers by offering “free entertainment for French citizens on TV…that reflects French culture.” Belmer used his keynote at Series Mania in Lille, to highlight TF1’s editorial priorities as the general SVOD market continues to grow, which include creating major French franchises […]

Vodafone Spain names Portugal chief Vaz as CEO

Vodafone España has named Mário Vaz, hitherto CEO of Vodafone’s Portuguese operation, as its new chief executive, effective April 1. Vaz began his career with Vodafone Portugal in 1992 and became CEO in 2012. He had previously served both as head of business services and head of consumer services. Vaz is credited with guiding Vodafone […]

ANGA COM unveils strategy programme speakers

Germany’s ANGA COM show, which will take place in Cologne this year from 23 to 25 May 2023  has released its strategy programme. Highlights of the 26 panels with more than 100 speakers are the new International FTTH Summit, the Digitalization Summit, the Media Summit, the Gigabit Summit and the Content Summit. The Digitization Summit […]

CTV Summit: Deutsche Telekom could launch its own TV alongside STB

Deutsche Telekom plans to move to an all-streaming future, but the set-top box will remain central to its vision, according to Pedro Bandeira, VP product and new business at Deutsche Telekom. Beyond the set-top, however, Telekom is considering following the path of Sky Glass and launching its own TV. Speaking at the Connected TV Summit […]

FuboTV rebrands as Fubo

FuboTV, the sports-first live TV streaming platform, is rebranding its consumer-facing products as Fubo. The rebrand coincides with the launch of the company’s newest brand ad campaign. The nationwide campaign stars 15-time NBA All-Star, NBA Champion and Hall of Famer Kevin Garnett and veteran NFL quarterback Mark Sanchez and is co-produced by Ryan Reynolds’ Maximum […]

Allente launches 4K Google TV dongle with 3SS and SEI Robotics

Nordic pay TV provider Allente has teamed with tech outfit 3 Screen Solutions and SEI Robotics to launch a new 4K dongle product for OTT TV. Allente says that this is the first customized operator streaming dongle in EMEA using Google TV. The new offering provides Allente’s customers with a user experience (UX) enabled by the […]

Allente: pay TV and linear content still a strength for operators

Traditional pay TV and a focus on local linear content still has considerable strength despite growth in non-linear viewing and ‘super-aggregation’ of third-party services, according to Michael Bärlin, chief content acquisition officer at Nordic pay TV operator Allente. Speaking on a panel at the Connected TV Summit in London, Bärlin said that Allente remains committed […]

DAZN records record YouTube views for Women’s Champions League group stages

DAZN recorded over 20 million views on its YouTube channel for the group stages of the UEFA Women’s Champions League football tournament, up significantly on the 14 million recorded last year. Ahead of the start of the quarterfinals tomorrow, DAZN said that more eyes have been on the group stages than ever before. The quarterfinals will […]

SES successfully lofts last C-band replacement satellites

Satellite operator SES has successfully lofted C-band transition satellites SES-18 and SES-19 satellites, on board a SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. The two American-made satellites are the fourth and fifth – and final – satellites to be launched as part of SES’s C-band transition plan, following the launch of SES-22 in June 2022 and […]

Research: government and defence expected to fuel satellite growth

The global satellite communication market is set to grow to US$192.09 billion by 2033, with government and defence business to account for over 40% of total revenue, according to research outfit Fact.MR. During the forecast period 2022-2032, the satellite communication market is expected to grow at a value of 9.4% CAGR. In 2021, the market was predicted to […]

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