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WarnerMedia leads 15% revenue rise at AT&T

AT&T’s revenues totalled $45.7bn (£35.44bn) for the third quarter of 2018, up 15% from last year, and largely due to its recent Time Warner acquisition. The newly branded WarnerMedia contributed to $8.2bn in new revenue for the business through its HBO, Turner and Warner Bros. divisions. Turner revenues reached $3bn, up 3.9% year-on-year, while Warner […]

SVOD use in Western European homes will jump by 38% by 2023

Some 69.3% of Western European TV households will take a subscription video-on-demand service by 2023, up from 38.4% at the end of 2017, according to Digital TV Research. The ‘Western Europe OTT TV and Video Forecasts’ report claims that the number of SVOD subscribers will almost double from 50.34 million at the end of 2017 […]

Smithsonian ups Giraldi to EVP of digital

Smithsonian Channel has promoted Joseph Giraldi to executive VP of digital media. Previously, Giraldi acted as senior VP of digital media, where he was responsible for building and leading a fully integrated digital media team and overseeing strategy, marketing, and product and business development for the channel. Giraldi also led the development and launch of […]

Deutsche Telekom to offer EntertainTV via OTT

Deutsche Telekom is due to launch its EntertainTV service for customers that use another internet provider for the first time this autumn. The operator is launching EntertainTV as an over-the-top package for iOS and Android, with full details of the offer to be released in October. Deutsche Telekom said that EntertainTV OTT users will be […]

Ovation readies for OTT growth with senior promotions

Ovation has promoted several key executives in advance of the expansion of its OTT services and new programming initiatives. The move comes at a pivotal time in the network’s evolution, as it builds on its linear channel’s success with premium arts-focused drama series like the upcoming season three premiere of Versailles, as well as continued […]

Global TV and video service revenue to reach $559bn in 2022

Consumer and advertising spend on TV and video services will grow 14% globally from US$490 billion in 2017 to US$559 billion in 2022, with OTT video to account for 90% of this growth. This is according to Strategy Analytics, which estimates that consumer spend and digital ad revenues for over-the-top video services will double over […]

NBCU eyes streaming service that pays users to watch

Comcast’s NBCUniversal is considering a new approach to streaming services, where it would launch a service that ‘pays’ users to watch, according to reports. Tentatively titled Watch Back, the service would feature episodes of TV shows from NBCU channels NBC, USA and Bravo as well as those from outside websites, according to a report by […]

Scripps boosted by OTT gains

E.W. Scripps, which owns 33 local TV stations in the US, said that subscribers to over-the-top services in its local broadcast markets grew from zero to nearly 500,000 from last July to March. Announcing the company’s second quarter results, Scripps president and CEO Adam Symson said that in its local media division “any losses we’re seeing […]

Elisa Viihde commissions original spy series

Elisa Viihde, a leading streaming service in Finland, has commissioned an original spy thriller directed by AJ Annila (The Eternal Road). Sphere of Shadows (Nyrikki, WT) is set in the 1950s and written by Katri and Kirsti Manninen. During the 1950s, Helsinki was the focal point of the Cold War, as global powers and their […]

Africa’s TV & OTT markets set to grow, says IHS Markit

Africa’s TV and OTT video markets are poised for growth, despite challenging conditions across much of the region, according to a study by IHS Markit. According to the research outfit, the number of households in the Sub-Saharan Africanregion grew 21.8% between 2010 and 2017, while TV households grew with a compound annual growth rate of 3.6%. […]

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