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AMC in US$200m deal for BBC America stake

AMC and the BBC previously collaborated on drama series Top of the Lake.

AMC Networks is buying a 49.9% stake in BBC America for US$200 million (€158 million). The US listed channel operator and the commercial arm of… Read more

Crispin Odey makes Sky Deutschland U-turn

Crispin Odey

The finance company owned by Rupert Murdoch’s formerson-in-law, Crispin Odey, has agreed to sell almost all of its minority stake in the Sky Deutschland. Odey… Read more

Amazon renews content investment pledge

Tom Szkutak

Amazon will continue investing in original content for its Prime Instant Video service after billing roughly US$100 million on originals in the third quarter, according… Read more

Mediaset distances itself from alleged blackmail case

Mediaset

Italian broadcaster Mediaset has moved to distance itself from an emerging scandal surrounding Emilio Fede, the former head of the broadcaster’s news service TG4. According… Read more

MTG makes progress as Viaplay compensates for linear declines

Jørgen Madsen Lindemann, MTG president and CEO.

Modern Times Group said it is making “significant progress,” with profits and revenues both up in Q3 as continued growth at Viaplay more than compensating… Read more

Non-linear video viewing outpaces linear in the US

Barbara Kraus

The average US broadband household now watches more than 17 hours of non-linear video per-week, compared to just 11.5 hours of linear video, according to… Read more

YouView adds updated iPlayer and BBC connected red button

BBC_CRB_Launch youview red button iplayer

UK connected TV platform YouView has added the latest, updated version of the BBC’s iPlayer, as well as the BBC’s Connected Red Button service, to its… Read more

Belgacom sees TV growth

Belgacom TV2

Belgacom, which now operates under the Proximus brand, saw its TV revenue-generating unit base grow by 33,000 in the third quarter, taking its TV subscriber… Read more

STV bids for Scottish local TV licences

STV2

Scottish broadcaster STV has submitted applications to UK regulator Ofcom to offer local TV in Aberdeen, Ayr and Dundee.  The new applications have been submitted… Read more

TDC to provide IPTV platform for Norway’s NextGenTel

TDC

Danish broadcaster TDC has begun providing the TV platform for Norwegian telco NextGenTel, the country’s third largest broadband provider.  NextGenTel will use TDC’s IPTV platform… Read more