Nine channels from the SPI’s African portfolio are available on Play which recently took over the Consat service and relaunched it on Astra 2F satellite at 28.2 degrees East.
Rob White has joined You.i TV as CFO.
Virgin Media Ireland is adding UKTV Play to its catalogue of catch up services.
The Amazonas 5 satellite has arrived at the International Launch Services (ILS) launch site in Baikonur, Kazakhstan aboard an Antonov aircraft.
Facebook has launched Watch, a new platform for television shows on Facebook, initially only available to a limited group of people in the US. It is intended to combat rivals such as Google’s YouTube and Snapchat video.
One of first OTT casualties: NBC Universal is to shut down its OTT streaming video service Seeso later this year.
Samsung Electronics is expanding its premium smart TV content service TV Plus in Europe in cooperation with Rakutren TV, formerly Wuaki TV.
Users of Foxxum connected devices can watch the TRT World Live Stream, the Turkish 24/7 news channel.
The Walt Disney Company will acquire majority ownership of BAMTech and will launch its ESPN-branded multi-sport video streaming service in early 2018, followed by a new Disney-branded direct-to-consumer streaming service in 2019.
The SVOD service for emerging markets Iflix has completed a $133 million funding round.