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Discovery forms alliance for Russian distribution

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Discovery Communications will continue to distribute its pay TV portfolio in Russia and will develop a regional free-to-air channel, thanks to a new alliance that… Read more

Whittingdale: BBC future debate justified

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UK Conservative government minister John Whittingdale has admitted “most people” see the BBC licence fee as “good value for money” at the Edinburgh International Television… Read more

Hisense launches £499 UHD TV in UK market

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Chinese consumer electronics manufacturer Hisense is to launch an ultra-low cost UHD Direct-lit LED (DLED) TV in the UK market. The 40-inch version, the LTDN40K321UWTSEU,… Read more

Amazon to rival Netflix in Japan

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Amazon Prime Instant Video is to launch in Japan, putting it in direct competition with soon-to-launch streaming rival Netflix. The Amazon Prime delivery service is… Read more

MTV partners with IM360 for VMA virtual reality

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MTV in the US has partnered with immersive video firm IM360 to broadcast 360-degree, virtual reality video from this weekend’s Video Music Awards (VMAs) in… Read more

US video views up 25% in Q2

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In the US there was 25% growth in video views and 32% growth in ad views year-on-year in the second quarter, according to FreeWheel’s Q2… Read more

CTAM Europe appoints co-chairmen as Tveter steps down

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Liberty Global executive Eric Tveter has stepped down from his role as chairman of CTAM Europe and will be replaced by two successors – Liberty… Read more

Zegona to move from AIM to main London stock market

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Zegona Communications, the London-based telecom investment company, is to transfer its London listing from the Alternative Investment Market to the main London Stock Exchange next… Read more

Vodafone introduces volume-based 200Mbps internet in Germany

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Vodafone Germany, via its Kabel Deutschland unit has launched 200Mbps internet access in a further 25 cities, bring ultra-fast internet to 4.5 million households overall.… Read more

Piksel teams up with metadata specialist Lingospot

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Online video platform provider Piksel has teamed up with TV metadata specialist Lingospot to deliver personalisation, search, targeted advertising and content discovery. The partnership will… Read more

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