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LTN Global launches IP-based satellite distribution alternative

Media vendor LTN Global has announced the launch of LTN Wave, a terrestrial IP-based distribution solution designed as an alternative to satellite distribution.  The company promises that LTN Wave “brings together LTN’s transport, monitoring and control solutions to enable broadcast quality multicast distribution over IP.” The solution is designed to provide customers with access to […]

Google eyes 5% Vodafone India stake

Google is reportedly eyeing a stake in Vodafone Idea, the indian operations of the British telco.  According to sources cited by the Financial Times, Google has been considering buying a stake of around 5% of the struggling telco which operates as a JV of Vodafone and India’s Aditya Birla Group. However, another source said that […]

Britbox launches on BT set-top boxes

Britbox, the joint venture SVOD from ITV and the BBC, has launched on BT TV set-top boxes, the companies have announced. The streamer, which offers homegrown shows including Downton Abbey, Broadchurch, Gavin & Stacey, Classic Doctor Who, Only Fools and Horses, and Love Island, launched in November 2019 though has not yet revealed subscriber numbers. […]

Ex-Netflix exec Duncan in as president at Disney’s Freeform

Disney’s young adult cablenet Freeform has appointed former Netflix exec Tara Duncan as its president. Duncan takes up the role on June 8 and will lead on content strategy, original programming and production, as well as overseeing brand development, scheduling and finance. She reports into Disney TV Studios and ABC Entertainment chairman Dana Walden. Duncan […]

Dailymotion and Huawei Video sign tech deal

Video tech provider Dailymotion has announced a partnership with Huawei’s entertainment service. The global partnership will see Huawei Video integrate Dailymotion’s video player technology in its application. This tech package includes a white-label video player, a large volume of international and local video content via Dailymotion’s API as well as a monetisation solution of the […]

Virgin Media to launch fitness channel with Daley Thompson

Virgin Media has announced the launch of a fitness channel as the country continues to deal with the ongoing coronavirus pandemic that has seen gyms shut around the nation. Launching in partnership with double Olympic gold medalist Daley Thompson CBE and a team of fitness experts, the ‘Get Moving’ fitness channel, will start broadcasting on […]

Amazon and WarnerMedia spar over distribution fall out

Amazon has hit out at HBO Max after the two companies failed to strike a deal enabling the recently launched streamer to be available via the retail giant’s Prime Video Channels service. HBO Max was rolled out in the US on Wednesday  offering more than 10,000 hours of content from WarnerMedia-owned brands including Game Of […]

Disney+ turns on in Japan on June 11

The Walt Disney Company’s streaming service Disney+ is to roll out in Japan next month, as part of an exclusive partnership with local mobile phone and cable operator NTT Docomo. Current subscribers to Disney Deluxe, the service launched by Disney and NTT Docomo in March last year, will receive an automatic upgrade to Disney+ at […]

FIH taps Nagra for new direct-to-consumer fan engagement and streaming offering

The International Hockey Federation (FIH) and TV technology outfit Nagra have sign a 10-year partnership to deliver a new online digital service for fans of the sport. In cooperation with the FIH, Nagra will deploy and operate a direct-to-consumers sports platform, including a mobile app and website, that will create the “home of hockey” for […]

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