Category: 4K/8K Video


AT&T makes money from content…by flogging assets

AT&T has agreed to sell its Crunchyroll anime business to Sony for close to US$1.2 billion, and is reportedly in the latter stages of a sale process for DirecTV, which could be worth about $15 billion.

Quixotic Quibi quits

Mobile streaming video startup Quibi, which was backed by Hollywood, has been forced to shut down after its core narrative failed to persuade.

Australians embrace SVoD as Foxtel flounders

Subscriptions to home entertainment services in Australia grew by 5.6 million in the year to the end of June as consumers sought out ways to deal with the Covid-19 lockdown.

Spotify branches out into video

As expected, audio streaming giant Spotify has officially made the leap into video by using it to augment its podcasting strategy.

Sky steps up its Italian Job

Sky Italia has confirmed it will expand its broadband footprint in the Italian market as it seemingly eyes up the convergence dream.

Tencent acquires the ‘Netflix of Asia’

Iflix, dubbed the ‘Netflix of Asia’, has been acquired by Hong Kong-based Tencent, as the firm takes another step towards its dream of becoming the streaming giant of South East Asia.

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Polls

What role will consumers expect telcos to play when COVID-19 is behind us?

  • As a reliable utility similar to the role they have managed to play during the pandemic (45%, 13 Votes)
  • Rolling out new technologies and services to support new customer behaviours (28%, 8 Votes)
  • Turning special service offerings during the pandemic into standard offerings (17%, 5 Votes)
  • As a digital platform that they have struggled to change into since the pre-COVID times (10%, 3 Votes)

Total Voters: 19

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