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Eros signs distribution deal with Vodafone Qatar

Indian OTT platform holder Eros International has signed a deal with Vodafone Qatar. The partnership will see over 1.8 million Vodafone subscribers in the country have access to Eros Now, the Bollywood-oriented VOD platform.  Users will also be able to access the company’s new Eros Now Quickie short-format content.  Globally, Eros Now boasts 18.8 million […]

Reddit tests live broadcasting with ‘Reddit Public Access Network’

Social forum site Reddit has launched its first broadcasting tool. The site, which is the third most visited on the internet, announced the “Reddit Public Access Network” – r/pan – on a five day trial. It is believed that, should the trial become permanent, it could help Reddit take on platforms like Twitch and YouTube.  […]

Mediaset faces Vivendi and ISS opposition to merger plan

Mediaset is facing shareholder opposition to its plans to merge with its Spanish offshoot and create a new pan-European holding company based in the Netherlands, with Vivendi and proxy advisory firm ISS indicating they will oppose the proposal. Mediaset shareholders are set to meet on September 4 to vote on the plan to create the […]

Kudelski sees pay TV decline take its toll

TV technology outfit Kudelski Group, owner of Nagra, saw its first-half revenues decline as contraction of its legacy pay TV business continues to take its toll, but posted improved operating income and narrowed its net loss. Kudelski posted revenues of US$400.6 million for the first six months, down from US$437.7 million for the prior year. […]

Vodafone Deutschland follows Deutsche Telekom with cloud gaming service

Vodafone Deutschland has launched a cloud gaming platform that it says is optimised for 5G mobile. Vodafone has teamed up with Hatch to launch what it describes as the first mobile streaming service in the country, optimised for the 5G network. The Hatch Cloud Gaming app is available on the Google Play Store and Vodafone […]

AT&T begins beta rollout of new TV service

US telco AT&T has rolled out beta launches of its new streaming TV offering, AT&T TV, in 10 cites across the US, with a national rollout expected at the end of this year. The new service, which includes live channels and is intended as a mainstream pay TV offering, is priced between US$60 and US$80 […]

Telenor completes acquisition of majority stake in DNA

Telenor has completed the acquisition of a majority stake in Finnish cable and telecom operator DNA. The Norwegian telco has acquired a 54% stake in DNA for a total of €1.5 billion following approval of the deal by DNA shareholders and a regulatory green light. The company will be consolidated in Telenor’s accounts from today. […]

Tele Columbus posts improved financials but loses TV customers

German cable operator Tele Columbus, which trades under the PŸUR brand, has reported improved financials for the second quarter but lost 50,000 cable TV customers over the same period. The company posted revenues of €126.3 million for the quarter, up 8.4% year-on-year. Normalised EBITDA was €58.4 million, up 10.9%, with capital expenditure down 46.2% year-on-year […]

NHK to broadcast Rugby World Cup in 8K 

Japanese broadcaster NHK is offering coverage of the upcoming Rugby World Cup in 8K. The tournament, which kicks off on September 20 and emanates from Japan, will be the first time that the sport will be produced in 8K.  Over the tournament, 28 and 23 camera plans will cover the action, rising to 34 cameras […]

Netflix showcases upcoming content with new section on TV app

Netflix is adding a new section to its TV app showcasing content that is soon to be released on the platform. The “Latest” section rolled out on Monday to smart TVs, streaming devices and games consoles, and is designed to make it easier for users to keep on top of all the new shows and […]