Zain iflix SVOD JV launches in five MENA markets

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Kuwait-based Middle East service provider Zain has launched OTT TV service iflix Arabia across five of its eight key markets in the region. The subscription… Read more

ESL planning ‘much more’ linear TV around eSports

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Modern Times Group (MTG)-owned eSports outfit ESL plans to build on early experiments to reach out to new platforms and develop much more linear TV coverage… Read more

Vodafone will invest in exclusive content ‘if necessary’


Vodafone will invest in exclusive content “if we need to” despite having a preference for non-exclusive deals, and plans to expand its presence and the… Read more

Now TV having ‘no impact’ on core pay TV base


Sky’s Now TV “strategy is working” without any impact on the pay TV operator core base, and the OTT TV service’s customers are increasingly taking… Read more

Vodafone sees TV and convergence growth despite problems


Despite being weighed down by the write-down of its Indian business and problems in the UK, Vodafone has posted solid year-end numbers, boosted by the… Read more

Swisscom banks on bundling as competition bites

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Swisscom is banking on the popularity of bundled offerings, and in particular of its new flexible inOne packages, to counter declining rates in subscriber growth, including… Read more

Telenet reports 15% increase in SVOD as TV numbers fall


Liberty Global-owned Belgian cable operator Telenet reported a 15% year-on-year increase in users to its subscription VOD packages, Play and Play More, in Q1 as… Read more

NAB: social media ‘crucial to future of network TV’

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Extending flagship show brands to have a strong presence on social media is central to ensuring the future of broadcast TV, according to NBC Entertainment… Read more

Accenture: TV viewing more popular on non-TV devices


More people now prefer to watch TV shows on internet connected devices than on traditional TV sets, according to new research by Accenture. The company’s… Read more

TV ad spend in the UK ‘boosted by VOD growth’

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TV advertising spend in the UK reached a new high of £5.3 billion (€6.2 billion) in the UK last year, bolstered by a 12.6% growth… Read more