The number of paying IPTV subscribers in the Asia-Pacific region overtook paying satellite TV ones in 2015, according to a new report from Digital TV Research. Covering 22 countries, the fifth edition of the Digital TV Asia-Pacific Forecasts report states that IPTV growth is far from over with 123.5 million subscribers expected by 2021. China will contribute 78.4 million IPTV subs (or nearly two-thirds of the region’s total) by 2021. Of the 314 million digital TV homes to be added between … [Read more...] about IPTV surpass satellite TV
Keshet International (KI) has sold its hidden camera prank game show Deal With It! to DTT channel TEN in Spain. Following the successful run of the finished U.S. show, TEN has opted to produce a local version which will air later this fall. KI holds global distribution rights to the format as well as the finished two season U.S. series produced by Howie Mandel’s Alevy Productions, Banca Studio and Keshet Broadcasting in association with Lionsgate Television for TBS. … [Read more...] about Spain’s channel TEN acquires Deal With It!
Paris– StarTimes and Eutelsat Communications (NYSE Euronext Paris: ETL) have concluded new multi-year agreements that set the stage for accelerated roll-out of digital broadcasting services across Africa. StarTimes uses satellites to deliver its multi-channel TV platform to over seven million homes in 13 Sub-Saharan African countries and is gearing up to expand into DRC Congo and Zambia in August. The platform transmits over 200 channels, including international channels, regional and … [Read more...] about Digital broadcasting service across Africa
New York / London– A+E Networks UK will launch a new free-to-air (FTA) entertainment channel in the UK on Freeview, following a long-term DTT capacity deal with SDN. The channel name and content line-up will be revealed later this summer. This deal marks A+E Networks’ second FTA channel launch in 2016, further underscoring the company’s ability to operate hybrid pay-TV and FTA businesses in key global markets. The global media company rolled out Lifetime as a FTA channel in Turkey to 20 … [Read more...] about A+E’s FTA in the UK
France’s Canal+ free-to-air DTT channel D8 has picked up Armoza Format’s hit game show Still Standing. The season will be produced in partnership with Terminal E Studios, the joint venture between France’s Terminal 9 and Belgium’s Everlasting Group, and is set to air in their daily access prime time slot. The tense game show has also been acquired by an undisclosed party in French-speaking Belgium. This commission follows on from the recent licenses by Mexico’s … [Read more...] about Still Standing’ travels to France
Mumbai – Zee World, the first English General entertainment channel from Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited, targeted specifically for African viewers has announced their first week of official ratings post 30 days on air. Zee World went live on DStv channel 166 on 3 February, offering its viewers an extraordinary world of entertainment. The channel is the first of its kind fully dubbed in English, showcasing Bollywood movies, series, reality and variety shows and much … [Read more...] about Zee World announces Ratings