Netflix signs multi-year deal with Nickelodeon

Netflix and Nickelodeon have struck a multi-year output deal for original animated feature films and TV series that could see a Spongebob spin-off heading to the streaming giant.  The new programmes will be based on Nickelodeon’s roster of characters as well as new IP. The deal, which will bolster the kid and teen-friendly content on the […]

Mediaset España and Atresmedia fined €77 million by CNMC

Mediaset España and Atresmedia have been fined a collective €77.1 million for anti-competitive practices in Spain. The Spanish antitrust watchdog CNMC said that the fine pertained to the marketing of television advertising. Both companies, the body said, had developed a strategy in the selling of TV advertising which led to a market share of over […]

Vodafone Espana launches new TV packages

Vodafone Espana has announced the launch of a range of new TV packages. The operator has launched five new packs that include sports, music and entertainment ranging from €0-10 per month. Vodafone said that the packages “complete its commitment to offer a more flexible television in which customers choose only the contents that really interest […]

Applicaster hires former Ooyala VP as VP of EMEA and APAC sales

Platform provider Applicaster has announced the appointment of Jason Johns to the role of vice president of sales for EMEA and APAC.  In this role, Johns will oversee Applicaster’s EMEA and APAC commercial and go-to-market strategies. The company added that, under Johns, it will also extend its work with sports brands, teams, and leagues, along […]

Plume signs smart home deals with VOO, Sunrise

Smart home services platform provider Plume has announced two new deals with VOO and Sunrise.  The vendor earlier this year signed deals in the UK with TalkTalk and Virgin Media. The agreement with VOO will see subscribers in Belgium offered VOO WiFi+, a smart home service offering that has been designed to “improve, personalise and […]

Cable Congress: Dutch market provides model for future of broadband industry

The Dutch broadband and connectivity market is one of the most attractive for investment in Europe, with two strong players – KPN and VodafoneZiggo – competing on innovation and the customer proposition, with a third challenger – Tele2 – offering additional competition, according to Christian Fangmann, director, global banking and markets at HSBC. Speaking on […]

EU cable turns in record revenues despite TV decline

European Union cable market revenue rose to a record high of €24 billion euros in 2018, up 3%  from €23.3 billion in 2017, according to data released by Cable Europe and IHS Markit | Technology, now a part of Informa Tech, publisher of Digital TV Europe.  The all-time-high revenue results were propelled by continued growth […]

DVB-I spec officially approved by body

The DVB has formally approved the specification for DVB-I. The industry consortium initially demonstrated the new DVB-I standard at IBC. The demo included broadband and broadcast delivered linear television services using HTTP-based access and streaming mechanisms.  The body said that specification aims to ensure that linear television delivered over the internet is as user-friendly and […]

CBS launches three channels on Pluto TV

Viacom’s Pluto TV has added three new channels from its soon-to-be partner CBS. The channels are ET Live, CBSN New York and CBSN Los Angeles. ET Live is a 24-hour digital version of the entertainment television newsmagazine Entertainment Tonight that features entertainment news, celebrity interviews, features, and behind-the-scenes footage; while the other two channels are […]