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Sky and Disney today announced a new multi-year deal, making Disney+ available for purchase in the UK and Ireland on Sky Q, to be followed by NOW TV in the coming months. Customers will be able to watch great new shows like The Mandalorian and High School Musical; The Musical, The Series; The World According to Jeff Goldblum and more.

As the deal includes the first-pay window for 20th Century titles , Sky Cinema customers

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Globecast, the global solutions provider for media, has announced that Yann Madeleine has joined the company as Director of Sales, France and will sit on the company’s Executive Committee. He will join Globecast on March 16th, 2020. Madeleine replaces François-Regis Grenot who has taken up a role in the wider Orange Group.

Based in Paris, Madeleine’s new role is a multifaceted, dynamic one, including a high level of both new and existing customer

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Kontron, a global provider of cloud and carrier-class integrated hardware platforms, has partnered with Anevia, a leading provider of OTT and IPTV software solutions, to offer a robust edge caching technology designed to reduce video traffic in the core network for operators and improve quality of experience (QoE) for viewers. The solution targets content service providers (CSPs), telco operators, broadcasters and OTT service providers.

Due to the exponential growth of mobile video content consumption, service

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DAZN, the leading global sports streaming service, will dramatically increase its presence in 2020, expanding to more than 200 countries and territories. 

The first global event on DAZN will be Mexican superstar Canelo Alvarez’s soon-to-be-announced fight during Cinco de Mayo Weekend, which will take place on Saturday, May 2.

This first phase of DAZN’s global expansion will be an English-language service focused on boxing, building on the company’s significant investment in the sport over the

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The latest research from Ampere Analysis confirms the growing global demand for movies, despite radical changes in the entertainment industry. Global consumer spending on movies has grown by nearly 30% over the past decade, encompassing theatrical/cinema, home entertainment*, premium pay TV and subscription OTT. And most film fans use more than one way to consume movies.  

The main drivers of the market’s ongoing expansion are theatrical – with notable growth in Asia compensating for declines

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  • Exciting new range of flexible TV packages offer customers the freedom to choose the TV shows, films and sport they want, when they want – with the flexibility to change their package every month

  • Customers can watch Sky Atlantic, hundreds of box sets, the latest must-see movies and live sporting action on Sky Sports all from NOW TV, BT Sport in 4K, Amazon Prime Video and Netflix in 4K – all in one place; one

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More commissions, more original series, more investment and a world-leading commitment to the environment. Sky today set out its stall for 2020.

The news was unveiled Feb. 12 at Sky’s “Up Next” showcase event, where the broadcaster shared exclusive previews of brand-new shows due to air this year, with over 25 talent on stage including David Schwimmer, Nick Mohammed, Maisie Williams, Billie Piper, Dynamo, Rob Brydon and Steve Coogan.

80 original series will hit Sky

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Regarded as one of the most influential sitcoms, Seinfeld will find a new home on All 4 from 7 February 2020, as part of a streaming deal with Sony Pictures Television (SPT).

Originally airing between 1989 to 1998, Seinfeld stars Jerry Seinfeld as a stand-up comedian whose life in New York City is made even more chaotic by his quirky group of friends who join him in wrestling with life’s most perplexing, yet often trivial

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Reporting to Rufus Radcliffe, Chief Marketing Officer and Director of Direct to Consumer, Bala, who joins in May 2020, will lead the transformation of ITV’s group-wide data and Ai strategy, evolving and consolidating the organisation’s data assets, raising the overall data capability and accelerating the adoption of AI to fuel growth.

Bala will head up a team, providing both data science to create new value, and analytics to power experimentation across ITV’s commercial teams,

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A ground-breaking initiative to develop a digital and an Over-The-Top (OTT) broadcast platform for British Olympic and Paralympic sports has today been announced by a group of leading sports’ National Governing Bodies, UK Sport, the British Olympic Association and British Paralympic Association.

In their first move, the collective of British sports’ bodies have appointed Dominic Coles as the Chair of the newly incorporated GB Sport Media, the over-arching organisation that will manage and take the

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