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Gamma Entertainment brings Vivid VOD to France with Orange

Gamma Broadcast Group, the broadcasting arm adult internet company Gamma Entertainment, has announced a new distribution deal with Orange France for its popular Vivid On Demand service. The VOD service will be available to Orange France customers starting in the Summer of 2019.   Michael H. Klein, head of broadcasting and licensing for Gamma Broadcast […]

TVB signs deal with Harmonic for content encoding on OTT

Video delivery technology and services provider Harmonic has announced a deal with Television Broadcast Limited (TVB), a leading television broadcasting company based in Hong Kong. The agreement will see the deployment of Harmonic’s EyeQ content-aware encoding for TVB’s myTV Super OTT platform. EyeQ encoding optimises bandwidth for OTT services, reducing TVB’s CDN costs and improving […]

Star Sports renews Premier League rights in India

Indian broadcaster Star Sports has been awarded exclusive broadcast rights to the Premier League in the country for three seasons from 2019/20 to 2021/22. The broadcaster, which already shows the competition, has renewed its contract to air 250 Premier League matches throughout each season live across the network and beam all 380 matches live on […]

Fred Kogel appoints Stephan Katzmann to manage finances of new media group

Industry veteran Fred Kogel has appointed Stephan Katzmann to the roll of managing director for projects in the area of finance of his new media group. Katzmann will be responsible managing the finances of production activities. He will also oversee the creation of a joint license database for the trading activities of the newly-founded media company, […]

UKTV announces new-look management team

UKTV has shaken up its executive leadership team, following the separation of BBC Studios’ and Discovery’s joint interest in the company, which sees BBC Studios take full ownership of UKTV. Marcus Arthur, president of BBC Studios UK & Ireland is UKTV’s new CEO, replacing Darren Childs who announced his departure earlier this year. Suzanne Burrows, […]

Taras Kozak buys Ukraine’s Zik TV

Ukrainian politician Taras Kozak has acquired Zik for an undisclosed fee. This adds to Kozak’s existing portfolio of 112 Ukraine and Newsone under holding company Novosti. Speaking on the acquisition, Kozak said: “The Ukrainian TV viewer is a deeply politicised demanding viewer. A viewer who needs to be treated with great respect. For me, the […]

‘Drowning in debt’ SABC on brink of collapse

The South African Broadcasting Company (SABC) is “drowning in debt” and requires a Rand 3.2 billion (€1.9bn) injection from the government in order to avoid a shutdown. To make matters worse, the organisation says that it might not be able to pay employee salaries for the month of June. Speaking with the Sunday Times, SABC […]

Seraphic and CVTE partner for customisable Freeview Play 4K TV solution

LCD TV main board solution provider CVTE has announced the launch of Freeview Play 2018 compliant 4K TVs, in conjunction with Seraphic Information Technology. Seraphic is a digital TV browser solution provider which owns market-proven HbbTV 2 technology-based solutions including Freeview Play, HbbTV and OpApp. Launched in 2015, Freeview Play is made to provide UK […]

FIFA denounces beoutQ

Football’s international governing body, FIFA, has publicly denounced alleged Saudi-backed pirate broadcaster beoutQ. The news comes shortly after a French court ruled that Arabsat had been distributing the channel. In a statement, FIFA said: “FIFA is aware that unauthorised transmissions of the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019™️ are being made available across the MENA region, […]

Arabsat is distributing beoutQ, French court rules

A French court has ruled that Saudi Arabia satellite provider Arabsat has been distributing alleged Saudi Arabia-backed pirate operation beoutQ. The case was brought forward by Qatari beIN Media Group, which was the original target of beoutQ’s piracy operation as a part of an ongoing trade dispute between the two nations. Arabsat has denied any […]

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