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Mediaset strikes deal to launch international channel on DirecTV

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Mediaset has struck a deal with US telecom and pay TV operator AT&T to include its international channel, Mediaset Italia, in DirecTV’s satellite offering. The… Read more

Ex-BBCWW North America president named CEO of Mitú

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Herb Scannell, ex-president of BBC Worldwide North America has been named the new CEO of Mitú, a digital media brand for Latino millennials. Scannell who… Read more

The Africa Channel launching SVOD offering

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US-based The Africa Channel is launching a subscription video-on-demand service targeted at the African diaspora audience and others interested in Africa-themed content. Demand Africa is… Read more

Report: Philo SVOD service to offer channels from US cable giants

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Channels from US cable TV giants like Discovery, AMC Networks and Viacom are set to become available on a new entertainment-focused SVOD service called Philo.… Read more

Roku launches The Roku Channel

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Roku has launched a free movie-streaming channel on its platform, called The Roku Channel. Available on Roku streaming players and TV sets in the US,… Read more

North American SVOD subscriptions to grow 53% by 2022

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The number of North American SVOD subscriptions is due to grow by 53% between 2016 and 2022, according to Digital TV Research. The new study… Read more

Nielsen: traditional TV signal reception up in the US

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The percentage of US homes with TVs receiving traditional TV signals is currently 96.5%, an increase of 0.5 percentage points compared to last year, according… Read more

Roku increases lead in US battle of streaming devices

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Roku is increasing its lead in the battle for supremacy between streaming media player providers in the US, according to research by Parks Associates. According… Read more

Turner to launch OTT sports after securing Champions League rights

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Turner is to launch a new standalone premium sports streaming service in the US after acquiring European Champions League and Europa League football rights for… Read more

US satellite TV operators suffer ‘biggest ever losses in Q2’

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US satellite TV providers DirecTV and Dish suffered more combined subscriber losses in Q2 2017 than in any previous quarter, according to Leichtman Research Group… Read more

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