Canada

The QYou completes US$7.3m financing deal

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Youth broadcaster The QYou has completed a US$7.3 million financing deal that will see it listed on the TSX Venture Exchange in Calgary, Canada. The… Read more

North American pay TV use to drop to 75%

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Pay TV penetration in North America is set to drop to 75.2% by 2022, from a peak of 87.4% in 2013, according to new research.… Read more

Vice targets Asia with major mobile expansion

Shane Smith

Vice Media is making a major mobile push, expanding its offerings in a bid to reach “hundreds of millions of new mobile subscribers” around the… Read more

Hopster launches on Roku

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Kids educational and entertainment app provider Hopster is launching a channel on the Roku streaming platform in the US, Canada, the UK, Ireland and France.… Read more

Stingray buys music channel from Mojto firm

Eric Boyko

Montreal-based Stingray Digital Group has acquired international pay TV music channel Classica from Unitel, a firm affiliated with Beta Film CEO Jan Mojto. The agreement… Read more

Azerbaijan’s ODTV rolls out OTT TV offering with SotalCloud

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Azerbaijan pay TV operator ODTV has tapped Canada-based OTT TV platform provider SotalCloud to launch the country’s first OTT TV streaming service. SotalCloud worked with… Read more

Accedo merges with Digiflare

Michael Lantz

Video app specialist Accedo is merging with Canada-based Digiflare, which provides similar technology. The pair did not reveal financial details of the deal, which will… Read more

Doomed Canadian SVOD service ‘neared 1m subs’

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Canadian on-demand service Shomi has come close to attracting 900,000 subscribers, it has revealed after this week deciding to close the net down. Shomi parents… Read more

Shomi to close amid ‘challenging’ SVOD market

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Canadian subscription video-on-demand player Shomi is to close on November 30. Its cable company parents, Rogers Communications and Shaw Communications, said the Netflix competitor was… Read more

You.i TV hires chief operating officer

Dan Beer

Canada-based video app platform You.i TV has hired Dan Speer in the new role of chief operating officer to help drive the company’s international growth.… Read more

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