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Turner to launch OTT sports after securing Champions League rights

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Turner is to launch a new standalone premium sports streaming service in the US after acquiring European Champions League and Europa League football rights for… Read more

Reddit adds native video in ‘rich content’ push

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Social discussion website Reddit is adding new video functionality, allowing users to upload and share videos and gifs directly to the site. The move follows… Read more

Google exec to lead Discovery Nordics digital unit

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Google exec Karin Bonde has left the tech giant to become VP of Discovery Networks Nordics’ digital entertainment business. The new role will see Bonde… Read more

US satellite TV operators suffer ‘biggest ever losses in Q2’

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US satellite TV providers DirecTV and Dish suffered more combined subscriber losses in Q2 2017 than in any previous quarter, according to Leichtman Research Group… Read more

Tele2 Estonia teams up with Viasat for TV and internet service

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Mobile operator Tele2 Estonia has teamed up with pay TV outfit Viasat to launch a joint TV and internet offering across the country. Tele2 and… Read more

Foxtel merging Fox Sports in Australia

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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… Read more

YouTube TV expands to half the US

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YouTube has rolled out its subscription TV streaming service to 14 new markets in the US, expanding its reach to roughly half of American homes.… Read more

BBC iPlayer gets 236m programme requests in July

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The BBC iPlayer received 236 million requests for TV content in July, with viewing on mobiles, tablets and connected TVs all up year on year.… Read more

AsiaSat sees profits drop as price pressure bites

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Hong Kong-based satellite operator AsiaSat saw its first-half profits drop sharply thanks to adverse currency effects, increased net finance expenses, staff costs and tax expenses.… Read more

Portugal’s Nowo taps Elemental for new TV service

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Portuguese cable and telecom operator Nowo has tapped video technology outfit AWS Elemental to provide video processing for a unified headend for its recently revamped… Read more

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