According to media sources, the US government is ready to file a case to red flag AT&T's merger with Time Warner. The deal involves $85 billion. It was made public a year ago that they would merge. AT&T is a leading internet and pay TV delivery network.
ScreenSingapore, together with the Southeast Asian Audio-Visual Association (SAAVA), announced the full slate of film dignitaries who will be speaking at the Southeast Asian Film Financing (SAFF) Conference. The third edition of the SAFF Project Market also released its shortlist, with 15 projects from across Southeast Asia.
Comba Telecom Systems Holdings Limited, a wireless solutions provider, will deploy a turnkey wireless solution for the longest and busiest highway tunnel system in Brazil, the main highway that connects the metropolitan area of São Paulo and the Port of Santos and other coastal regions. With ComFlex DAS as the core component, the solution will support seamless mobile voice and high-speed data services along the highway and tunnels.
Intelsat S.A., operator of the world’s first Globalized Network and leader in integrated satellite communications, confirmed a multi-year satellite services agreement on Intelsat 19 with TV Plus, a Direct-to-Home television provider servicing diverse communities in Australia.
The European Tour and Tata Communications have reached an agreement which will allow Indian network, cloud and mobility services provider to distribute video feed in 30 countries involving 40 broadcasters.
A massive amount of $50 million has been raised from Chinese ByteDance in Series B financing to boost Chinese mobile internet company Cheetah Mobile’s live streaming platform Live.me.
Soon the fans of NBA matches will get an opportunity to consume content through their VR sets. Turner Sports and chip maker Intel have partnered to bring Virtual Reality (VR) to NBA fans.
According to a report by research and consulting firm Ovum, mobile broadband connections will rise from 419 million at the end of this year to 1.07 billion in Africa by the end of 2022. The report says that it is mainly because of affordable smartphones and the roll-out of high-speed networks.
Eros Now, the OTT vertical of Eros International, has launched its services in South African market through a strategic partnership with Telecel Global Pty, South Africa’s leading telecom operator.
To expand further across the border and to attract global Indians, Republic TV is ready to enter the Middle East and North Africa with OSN, the leading pay-tv provider in the MENA region. Gulf viewers will be able to watch the news channel from 5 November.
Columbia, the Times Internet’s smart marketing platform, has started a new product ‘Custom Profiles’. It will enable marketers to re-engage their own audiences and match with over 125 million customers on the Colombia Audience Network.
The Russian telecommunications firm Rostelecom has partnered with the Chinese technology firm Huawei. The Chinese firm will help it to deploy high-quality Wi-Fi network in the Russian capital. This is an exclusive partnership for Huawei.
Over half of the broadband subscribers in the US prefer both pay-TV as well OTT. This has been revealed by a consumer research by Parks Associates. The report tells that more than 200 OTT video services are active in the US.
The French animation production company Xilam has appointed three key personnel to achieve a robust business expansion and touch the target of delivering more than 100 half-hour shows by 2020. It has appointed DorothéeLanchier as Chief Operating Officer (COO), Camille Wiplier as Deputy COO and Marie-Laurence Turpin as Head of Development and Talent Management.
Zee is taking all steps to become a formidable player internationally. Now it will showcase its Global Content Hub and its original programming for licensing at the upcoming DISCOP market, which will be held in Johannesburg, during 25-27 October.
Imira Entertainment has sold the rights of ‘Zelly Go’ to Nickelodeon International for several countries including India. Zelly Go is a slapstick series is produced by Korea-based Dream Factory Studio.
Snap and the Discovery Communications’ Eurosport have partnered for a strategic advertising and content sharing for the Olympic Winter Games to be held in Pyeong Chang in 2018. Under the partnership, Snap viewers across Europe will have exciting Olympic Games action through several types of professionally curated content.
The popular photo-sharing app Snap and the American media conglomerate NBCUniversal have partnered to create a new digital content studio, which will be based in Santa Monica, California. The JV will make made-for-mobile programming to primarily debut on Snapchat.
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