Streamed NBC now offered through Roku

US broadcast network NBC has launched a streamed version of its channel on Roku players and Roku TVs. All Roku customers will be able to log-in and access all NBC current programming, with users that authenticate through their pay TV provider also able to stream thousands of library episodes of shows such as The Voice, The Blacklist and Grimm. […]

MTN acquires pay TV licence as Nigeria outlines new DSO steps

South African telco MTN has acquired a licence to provide digital-terrestrial pay TV services in Nigeria. MTN has paid NGN34 billion (€149 million) to the Nigerian National Broadcasting Commission for the licence, which will enable the operator to provide pay TV services over the country’s digital-terrestrial network. The move follows the failure of Nigeria to […]

Netflix replaces NBC as Tina Fey comedy’s home

Netflix is replacing US broadcaster NBC as the home of upcoming Tiny Fey/Robert Calock comedy Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. The Universal Television-produced show had been lined up for the Comcast Communications-owned channel’s new season, but will now launch exclusively across Netflix territories worldwide. Furthermore, Netflix has committed to two seasons of the show, compared with the […]

African DTT migration facing “multiple challenges”

Digital-terrestrial TV migration in Africa faces multiple challenges, with little sign that deadlines will be met, a panel of experts told AfricaCast attendees yesterday. Convincing governments about the long term economic benefits of DTT migration is one key to driving the process forward, said Aldred Dreyer, CTO, Namibian Broadcasting Corporation, which plans to launch that […]

Lovefilm signs exclusive deal for NBC drama Crossing Lines

Amazon-owned video-on-demand service Lovefilm has taken exclusive rights to NBC crime-drama Crossing Lines in the UK.  The show, which was produced by Studiocanal-owned Tandem Communications and Bernero Productions, will be available to stream in the UK from October 25. The entire first season, which debuted on NBC in the US in June but has not […]

Facebook to offer TV data to networks

Facebook is reportedly upping its TV credentials by starting to offer data from the social network to the four biggest TV networks in the US.  According to a Wall Street Journal report, Facebook will this week begin sending weekly reports to the channels to indicate how much buzz their shows are generating on the site. […]

Perform renews Premier League web clip deal

Digital sports media firm Perform has renewed its deal with the Premier League to produce and distribute football clips and highlights for the web and mobile devices. The three-year global licensing deal will see Perform produce “near-live” highlights, previews and round-up clip packages, as well as a white label mobile and tablet app. Perform will […]

Local TV news audiences drop

Local TV news viewership is dropping with local affiliates for Fox, ABC, NBC and CBS in the US losing more than 6% of their audience in early morning, evening and late night slots last year according to new research. The Pew Research Centre’s State of the News Media report 2013 said that while local TV […]

NBC closing international channels and cutting jobs

NBC Universal is closing several of its international channels and has placed a group of its staff at risk of redundancy, DTVE sister publication TBI has learned. Industry sources confirmed that NBC will close several of its networks. The channels are part of NBC Universals international television group, which is run by Kevin MacLellan. Specifically, […]

CTC Media secures early VOD window for House

Russian broadcaster CTC Media has inked a deal with NBC Universal International Television Distribution that will see the final season of medical drama House airing on the company’s digital video platform immediately after its TV bow. This is one of the first times in Russia that a key international acquisition will be available via video-on-demand […]