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OTT market to reach US$330 billion by 2025

The fast-growing OTT market is set to reach new heights in the coming years, a new report has claimed. According to a new study from Allied Market Research, the global OTT market reached US$97.43 billion (€86.97 billion) in 2017 and is projected to reach US$332.52 billion (€296.81 billion) by 2025. This translates to a compound […]

MBC taps Du and Telstra for video connectivity

MBC in Dubai has partnered with Du and Telstra, which have teamed up to offer a new video contribution solution. Du and Telstra will provide MBC with a fully-managed video network service on the Telstra Global Media Network, enabling reliable and high-quality video streaming to Europe. Du said that through strategic partnerships with video network […]

TDF unit strikes deal with Telstra

French transmission services outfit TDF has struck an agreement, through its Ad Valem Technologies unit, with Australia’s Telstra to collaborate on transport services, which TDF says will enable it to grow its business in providing services for international sports and music events. The agreement will see Ad Valem Technologies’ international network of local operators integrated with […]

Ooyala’s management buys out company from Telstra

Ooyala’s management have completed its buyout of the company, after owner Telstra wrote down the value of the video business to zero earlier this year. The Australian telecoms company said that the agreement comes with sharing arrangements for Telstra if Ooyala achieves profitable growth and is sold in the future. Ooyala CEO, Jonathan Huberman, added […]

Facebook backs new Hong Kong-US undersea cable network

The Hong Kong-Americas (HKA) consortium – which includes Facebook as a member – has signed a deal with Alcatel Submarine Networks (ASN) to lay a new underwater cable network. The new open cable system will span more than 13,000 kilometers and will increase connectivity between Hong Kong and the west coast of the US, reinforcing […]

Roku launches first HDR set-top box for operator partner

Roku has announced the availability of its first 4K and HDR-capable TV and streaming player for one of its ‘Roku Powered’ partners. Telstra in Australia will be the first Roku Powered licensee to deploy the new 4K, high dynamic range (HDR) over-the-air and streaming player later this month. The hybrid box combines a terrestrial tuner […]

Foxtel merging Fox Sports in Australia

Australia’s leading pay TV platform, Foxtel, is merging with its News Corp cousin Fox Sports Australia to create a new regional powerhouse. The move will see Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp becoming 65% majority shareholder of the new business, with Australia telecommunications business retaining the other 35%.
Currently News Corp and Telstra each own 50% of Foxtel, […]

Ericsson, Telstra, Fox partner on movie offering

Ericsson has partnered with the Fox Innovation Lab and Australian telco Telstra to trial a mobile app that will give users instant access to new-release movies from 20th Century Fox. The one-month pilot, which was announced today at Mobile World Congress, will see users receive notifications when movies that match their interests become available. They will […]

Freudenstein exits Foxtel

Rumours that Richard Freudenstein would leave his post as CEO of Australian pay TV giantFoxtel have been confirmed with the news he is exiting “to pursue other interests”. News Corp Australia CEO Peter Tonagh, who was previously Foxtel’s CFO and COO for nine years, will succeed Freudenstein as chief executive. Freudenstein’s departure has been expected […]

Telstra rebrands recently acquired Globecast Australia

Telstra has rebranded its recently acquired business, Globecast Australia, to Telstra Broadcast Services. The firm is unveiling the new brand at IBC, in a move that it says cements Telstra’s commitment to providing “deeper capabilities in media services for customers in the broadcasting industry.” Telstra Broadcast Services offers to a global customer base media delivery […]