Rakuten TV is to launch its first ad-supported video-on-demand channel.
In a bid to rescue the uncertain takeover of its subsidiary UPC Switzerland by Swiss telecommunications company Sunrise, Liberty Global is to participate in the capital increase arranged to finance the deal and become a shareholder in the combined entity.
A holding company set up by James Murdoch is to acquire a minority stake in Vice Media Group.
German broadcaster Sportdigital TV Sende- und Produktions GmbH, which operates pay-TV channel Sportdigital Fußball, wants to bring the international fun and action sports channel EDGEsport to Germany.
“Global piracy will burst media rights ‘bubble’,” according to beIN Media Group’s CEO Yousef Al-Obaidly, speaking at this week’s Leaders Week Sport Business Summit in London, warning the audience that the “glorious media rights bubble” is about to burst.
Arqiva has agreed to sell its telecoms division to Cellnex in a £2 billion deal.
The BBC iPlayer is to undergo its biggest revamp since the on demand platform was launched in 2007.
Speaking at he Media2020 in Bucharest EBU Media Director Jean Philip De Tender called for the establishment of 5G Broadcast, allowing for free-to-air 5G services on any 5G device without needing a specific SIM card.
T-Mobile has become the first operator in Poland to offer customers Amazon Prime Video.
Comcast’s video ads business Freewheel has accused Google of hiding behind privacy concerns as a means to prevent it from selling ads for clients with YouTube channels.