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Sky Q Updates UI, Adds HDR Content (BTN)

Disney+ will be available in HDR for the first time as part of an upgrade to the Sky Q set-top. The platform is releasing a new expanded view UI, simplified new show and sports cen... More

With No Paparazzis or Parties, Paris Prepares for Virtual Fashion Week (Reuters)

Paris is usually abuzz during its prestigious Haute Couture presentations in July, its hotels heaving with fashionistas and monuments turned into catwalk venues. But in a makeover ... More

SVOD Faces its Post-COVID-19 Future (World Screen)

Stay-at-home measures have been very good for SVOD platforms. According to a new survey, 23 percent of consumers added a streaming video service subscription since the start of the... More

Sky Deutschland Introduces New Price, Package Structure (BTN)

Sky Deutschland is reshaping its subscription prices and packages in Germany and Austria. Notably, for the first time Sky customers will be able to choose whether they want to sign... More

ViacomCBS Content Added to Sky Store (DTE)

ViacomCBS has agreed a distribution deal with Sky to bring its pay TV brands on the Sky Store. This deal will see programming from MTV, Comedy Central and Nickelodeon purchasable ... More

iPlayer Sees Record Month in May With 570M Requests (DTE)

The BBC iPlayer has continued to flourish during the coronavirus pandemic as Brits continue to be stuck inside, with the broadcaster announcing that May has become the service’s ... More

Over Half of UK Households Own a Smart TV (TVB Europe)

Smart TVs can now be found in 51 per cent of UK households according to figures from Ofcom. In its annual Online Nation report, the organisation found the number of households with... More

Disney to Close UK Channels (BTN)

Disney+ is to become the exclusive home of content from Disney after it failed to reach agreement over the continued carriage of its linear channels with either Sky or Virgin. Disn... More

European Producers Contend With Growing Post-Pandemic Power of U.S. Streamers (Variety)

As the Cannes online market moves forward, it’s no doubt that streamers are still the big story in the indie world — and as European producers try to restart shoots as lockdown... More

Global Linear TV Consumption Up 24% During Lockdown (DTE)

Worldwide linear TV consumption has increased by almost a quarter during the ongoing global pandemic. According to new research, there has been an “unprecedented rise in worldwid... More

UK’s Internet Use Surges to New Highs During Lockdown (BBC)

UK adults spent a quarter of their waking day online during lockdown - a record high, according to Ofcom. During April, adults spent an average of four hours a day online, up from ... More

Cannes is Open for (Virtual) Business – But Will Anyone be Buying? (THR)

Heading into an unprecedented Virtual Cannes Market, buyers and sellers are navigating a new landscape that likely will provide the festival acquisitions template for the foreseeab... More

Shutdown Helps Streaming Platforms in France (Variety)

While recent shutdowns and work stoppages engendered by this year’s pandemic have led to a halt in France’s normally robust exhibition landscape, streaming platforms — both i... More

Long-Term Partnership With Discovery Puts Streaming on Sky (BTN)

Sky and Discovery have agreed a new long-term agreement covering the UK and Ireland, Germany and Austria. The Discovery portfolio of real-life entertainment channels, including Dis... More

Study: Streaming-Video Subscriptions Have Risen During COVID-19 – but so Has ‘Subscription Fatigue’ (Variety)

Americans now subscribe to more streaming-video services than ever: The average U.S. consumer currently pays for four different services, up from three pre-COVID-19, per a new stud... More

How Broadcasters Can Give Viewers the Live Sport Experience at Home (TVB Europe)

OTT is uniquely positioned to allow for more interactive experiences thanks to its underlying technologies. However, before broadcasters rush to integrate applications to drive aud... More

82% of Global Consumers Played Video Games During the Lockdowns (Senal News)

While select sports leagues have started to return to competition as businesses in some regions around the world get back to work, the impact of video games and e-sports on media c... More

Window Dissing: Has Theatrical Distribution Finally Collapsed? (Next TV)

Will shifting distribution patterns open even more opportunity for the thriving OTT sector?... More

Keywords Studios CEO Predicts ‘Supercharged Years’ as New Console Cycle Begins (Proactive)

The coming release of a new generation of video game consoles, notably Sony’s PlayStation 5 and Microsoft's Xbox Series X, is expected to bring several “supercharged years” f... More

NAGRA Secures Taiwan Broadband Communications’ Hybrid Android TV STB 4K Service (MESA)

NAGRA announced that Taiwan Broadband Communications (TBC), one of Taiwan’s leading multi-system cable operators, has selected NAGRA to secure its new Android TV 4K Ultra HD pay-... More