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Report: Apple tests Ultra HD-capable Apple TV update

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Apple is reportedly testing a fifth generation version of Apple TV that will support ultra high definition content. According to Bloomberg, the update could be… Read more

Asian Netflix rival Iflix launches in Middle East in JV with Zain

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South-East Asian SVOD provider Iflix is launching a version its service in the Middle East and North Africa in a joint-venture partnership with Kuwait-based mobile… Read more

Discovery to provide exclusive content for Snapchat

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Discovery is to provide premium short-form video content exclusively for US users of social media platform Snapchat. Under the terms of the deal, Discovery and… Read more

Mediaset reportedly in advanced talks with Sky

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Mediaset could be close to striking a deal with Sky over the future of its loss-making pay TV arm, Mediaset Premium, according to a report… Read more

ITV-backed SVOD service Curio to launch in Sweden and Norway

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Factual SVOD service Curio will launch in Sweden and Norway next month after the ITV-backed service secured deals with pay TV operators in the region,… Read more

Samsung chief arrested in corruption probe

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Lee Jae-yong, the vice-chairman and effective head of Samsung Electronics, was arrested this morning in connection with the corruption scandal that felled South Korean president… Read more

YouTube automatic captions now on 1bn videos

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YouTube has now automatically subtitled 1 billion videos, having first automated video captions in 2009. YouTube combines Google’s automatic speech recognition technology with the YouTube… Read more

Brightcove touts momentum and innovation in Q4 earnings

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Brightcove highlighted its underlying momentum and product innovation in its latest quarterly results, despite reporting wider losses. Announcing its fourth quarter and full year 2016… Read more

CNMC: Spanish TV spend increased in 2014, but Canal+ fell short

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Spain’s audiovisual service providers invested €212.6 million in Spanish and European film and TV series creation in 2014, but History Channel and DTS – the… Read more

Technicolor files patent suits against Samsung

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Technicolor has filed several patent infringement suits against Samsung Electronics, relating to products including digital TVs and mobile phones. The suits were filed in the… Read more

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