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Vodafone teams up with WDR for 5G TV trial

Vodafone Deutschland has teamed up with public broadcaster WDR to test the delivery of media library content over 5G, enabling viewers to receive 4K resolution video over wireless networks. The goal of the trial is to test the resilience of delivery of high-resolution content to mobile devices. For the purposes of the trial, WDR is […]

TV content boosts A1 Telekom Austria

The “increased significance of TV content” helped boost A1 Telekom Austria’s performance in 2018, along with resilience in its fixed-line business and growth in solutions and connectivity. A1 also saw strong growth in demand for mobile WiFi routers, in some cases substituting for fixed broadband. The company said that TV content and solutions and connectivity […]

Virgin Media announces spring line-up for Virgin TV Ultra HD

Virgin Media has announced a line-up of 4K drama series, documentaries and concerts that will air this spring on its ultra high definition entertainment channel, Virgin TV Ultra HD. Dramas due to appear between February and April include Netflix series The Get Down, Bloodline, and House of Cards, and Showtime’s Masters of Sex. On the doc front, Virgin Media […]

MGM reportedly looking for partner for Epix

MGM is looking to sign up a strategic partner for its Epix pay TV service, according to a report by The Information, citing unnamed sources. According to The Information, MGM chairman Kevin Ulrich is working with investment bank LionTree to find a potential partner, and has approached entertainment companies about a possible tie-up, which would […]

Sony Interactive Entertainment appoints new CEO

Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) has promoted deputy president Jim Ryan to president and CEO, a move that will see him replace current boss John (Tsuyoshi) Kodera. Ryan will take up his new role on April 1, 2019, at which point Kodera will become deputy president of SIE, with a focus on creating “innovative user experiences” […]

Eutelsat wins Ethiopian contracts

Satellite operator Eutelsat has signed new multi-year contracts with the Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation and the Association of Ethiopian Broadcasters for video capacity on its Eutelsat 8 West B satellite, representing an increase in resources contracted. According to Eutelsat, both media groups will enjoy nationwide coverage for their free-to-air DTH platforms, representing a total of 30 […]

Mediacorp adds HBO Go to Toggle

Singapore-based pay TV provider Mediacorp has added HBO Go to its Toggle digital entertainment platform. From tomorrow, HBO will be available on the platform, bringing conent including Game of Thrones to Toggle users. Toggle is offering the service for SG$13.98 (€9.11) a month, or an annual package that equates for SG$119.98.. HBO Go will give […]

SSIMWAVE makes commercial hires to expand global presence

SSIMWAVE, a specialist in perceptual video-quality measurement, has made two sales appointments in a bid to expand its global market presence. Carlos Hernandez has been appointed vice president of sales, international, and joins SSIMWAVE after more than a dozen years with Sandvine. Brent Ross joins as director of sales, having previously held sales position with […]

HBO launches service for Portugal

HBO has launched a dedicated service for Portugal, giving audiences in the country access to full seasons of HBO and third-party shows, movies, documentaries and family content. HBO has struck a deal with Vodafone to distribute its service to TV customers, making the company the exclusive service provider partner for the streaming offering in the […]

CuriosityStream raises US$140 million for ‘next phase of growth’

CuriosityStream, the factual streaming service launched by Discovery Channel founder John Hendricks, has raised US$140 million to fund the company’s “next phase of growth”. The US-based subscription video-on-demand service said it would use the investment to market the service globally and advance its content discovery technology. It also plans to increase spend on “world-class factual programming”. […]