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Parrot Analytics: Stranger Things top of the class in Hungary

Netflix’s Stranger Things is the most in-demand show in Hungary, according to Parrot Analytics’ originals in-demand chart for the week ending October 20 in the country. Parrot Analytics analyses the demand for recent popular digital titles across international markets, based on the application of artificial intelligence to expressions of demand across social media, fan sites, […]

MasMovil denies it is planning to acquire Vodafone Espana

Spanish alternative telco MasMovil has swiftly moved to deny press speculation that it is involved in a potential move to acquire cable and mobile operator Vodafone Espana. The telco moved swiftly to inform markets regulator the CMNV that it was “not involved in any process of acquisition, merger or any other type of corporate transaction […]

Roku acquires advanced ad platform Dataxu

Roku is to acquire Boston-based Dataxu, a demand-side advertising platform provider that enables marketers to plan and buy video ad campaigns. Under the terms of the agreement, Roku is purchasing the company for US$150 million in cash and shares of Roku Class A Common Stock. The acquisition agreement has been approved by each company’s board […]

Meo debuts full-series on-demand with ‘The Terror’

Portuguese service provider Altice Portugal/Meo has teamed up with AMC to make the full series of the latter’s show The Terror: Infamy, available to users of its VideoClube on-demand offering. The move marks the first time that Meo has launched a complete series – in this case, 10 episodes – available, with a 30-day window available […]

Twitch launches ‘Watch Parties’ feature

Amazon-owned Twitch is testing a new feature called Watch Parties that allows streamers the ability to stream content from Amazon Prime to their viewers.  In an email sent to select affiliates and partners, the company said: “Watch Parties brings Prime Video to Twitch. You can watch a selection of Prime Video movies and TV shows […]

A+E Networks UK expands History and C+I distribution in Serbia

A+E Networks UK has expanded the distribution of its History and Crime+Investigation channels in Serbia by launching on Telekom Srbija’s mts service. The move will enable Mts subscribers to watch Serbian premieres of factual and docu-scripted entertainment including Battle of the 80s Supercars, Epic Guide to Military Vehicles, and Forged in Fire. Crime+Investigation content highlights include 60 Days In: […]

Disney signs deal with Verizon to offer customers one free year of Disney+ 

US mobile operator Verizon is offering a year’s free Disney+ to its unlimited customers. In a deal that will save customers US$84 over the year, the offer will be applicable to 4G LTE, 5G unlimited, 5G home wireless internet and Fios broadband customers.  The partnership will also see Verizon become the exclusive US wireless carrier […]

Rai extends FIGC rights deal

Italian PSB Rai has extended its rights deal with the Italian Football Federation (FIGC). The extended relationship will go on until 2022’s controversial FIFA World Cup in Qatar, with Rai showing friendly games from the country’s men’s and women’s teams, along with the under-21s and youth teams. The announcement comes as no surprise, and furthers […]

NENT Group and Telenor Group announce merger of Viasat and Canal Digital

NENT Group and Telenor Group have announced an agreement to combine the former’s Viasat Consumer with the latter’s Canal Digital. Viasat Consumer is NENT’s satellite pay TV and broadband TV operations, while Canal Digital is Telenor’s satellite pay TV offer. In a statement, the companies describe the rationale behind the consolidation as providing “a simpler […]

ITV Hub hits 30 million registered users ahead of BritBox launch

ITV’s ad-supported on-demand service ITV Hub has surpassed 30 million registered users. The milestone was hit two years ahead of the British PSB’s initial target, with the broadcaster launching a strategy in July 2018 that aimed to increase registered users from 25 million to 30 million by 2021. The platform had 21 million registered users […]

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