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  • Acorn navigates Mystery Road
    Acorn TV, the North American SVoD service dedicated to international television, has picked up Australian crime drama Mystery Road from distributor All3Media International.
  • SPTN preps Dutch SVoD service
    Sony Pictures Television Networks is expanding into the Dutch OTT space with the launch of a subscription VoD platform for its Film1 channels.
  • Paramount+ gets first mobile deal
    Global broadcast group Viacom has confirmed the first mobile distribution deal for its Paramount+ streaming service, signing an agreement with a Swedish telecoms firm.
  • YouTube Kids scores World Cup double
    NEWS BRIEF: YouTube Kids has added football-themed episodes of Angry Birds and Masha & The Bear to its platform to mark the FIFA World Cup football tournament, which began last week.
  • Oprah Winfrey picks Apple partnership
    Apple has agreed a multi-year partnership with Oprah Winfrey that will see the producer, actress and talkshow host create original programming for the tech giant.
  • Televisa launches telenovela SVoD
    Spanish broadcaster Atresmedia has joined forces with Mexico’s Televisa to launch a subscription service for its telenovelas as part of the Atresplayer OTT service.
  • Netflix originals director exits
    Netflix's director of original programming Tara Duncan has left the US-based streamer after four years.
  • A winning formation?
    The 2018 Fifa World Cup may be getting underway today but Amazon’s recent swoop on live Premier League rights in the UK points to another global contest.
  • Big Breakfast ups Kelly-Clyne
    US prodco Big Breakfast has promoted producer, director and writer Luke Kelly-Clyne to head of development.
  • UPC adds Epic Drama in CEE
    Liberty Global-owned cable company UPC has added European pay TV operator Viasat World’s Epic Drama channel to its platforms in Poland, Romania and Hungary.
  • AT&T to spark ‘blockbuster’ M&A summer
    AT&T’s takeover of Time Warner will usher in a “blockbuster summer” of media mergers and immediately trigger a bidding war between Comcast and Disney for 21st Century Fox, according to analysts.
  • Apple adds Netflix exec to creative team
    Tech giant Apple has tapped a development executive from rival digital player Netflix for its worldwide video team.
  • US cable execs upbeat at Banff
    BANFF: Top execs from US cablenets offered an optimistic view of the challenges and disruption facing the TV industry at the opening session of the 39th Banff World Media Festival in Alberta.
  • Amazon tucks into NBC's CHiPs
    Amazon Prime Video has picked up the exclusive US SVoD rights to NBC’s classic crime drama CHiPS.
  • Spun Gold founder unveils TrueRoyalty SVoD
    Niche SVoD services providing programming for tailored interests are “the future,” according to the co-founder of a new royalty-themed on-demand service.
  • Netflix lines up first Rhimes series
    Netflix has ordered its first series from Grey’s Anatomy creator Shonda Rhimes since her multimillion-deal to join the streamer last year.
  • France's Altice lines up Tin Star
    French broadcaster Altice Studio has acquired the exclusive local rights to detective drama Tin Star from distributors Sky Vision and Endemol Shine International.
  • Turner Int'l invests in UK edutainment firm
    Turner International's Digital Ventures & Innovation Group has invested in a UK-based company that creates and distributes edutainment content for kids.
  • Bell rings digital changes at CTV
    Canadian broadcaster CTV has rebranded its channel portfolio and launched two new VoD services in a bid to strengthen its position in the digital market.
  • Convergence 3.0
    The forces driving convergence will create a few ‘super-competitors’ uniting content, commerce, ads, communications and finance, claims PwC.
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