Comcast wins Sky bid

Comcast clearly considers Sky is worth nearly £30 billion, more than double its market value two years ago. With Comcast winning the bid to control Sky, what are the implications for Netflix? Will it simply end up as part of the pay-television bundle?
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Global online video revenue growth

Global online television and video revenues are forecast to reach $129 billion in 2023, which is more than double the $53 billion estimated for 2017. Around $16 billion will be added in 2018. Combined revenues for online television and video plus pay television are expected rise over the period, with the latter continuing to be worth more. However, another projection suggests a rather better outlook for pay television and less growth for online video.
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Liberty Global shows technology on Horizon

Liberty Global revealed its Horizon 4 television platform at its annual Tech Summit in Amsterdam. The box has already been introduced to Virgin Media customers in the United Kingdom. The next-generation interface will roll out to customers in The Netherlands, Switzerland and Belgium, with other Liberty Global markets to follow.
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NHK to begin regular 8K service

NHK has been demonstrating its 8K work in progress on 88-inch OLED display at the IBC trade show in Amsterdam. Every year it seems to come closer to commercial reality. This year it is to begin regular 8K satellite broadcasting on 1 December, in preparation for the Tokyo Olympics in 2020.
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Government advice in case of no deal Brexit

The United Kingdom government has published guidance on broadcasting and video on demand if there is no deal over Brexit. So what is the big deal for broadcasters in the event of no deal? It’s complicated. Sadly it is not simply a case of keep calm and carry on.
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Sky finds Formula 1 deal with Channel 4

Sky and Channel 4 are pioneering a programming partnership to provide continuing coverage of Formula 1 racing on the channel. As part of the deal, selected Channel 4 programmes will be released on the Sky and NOW TV subscription platforms as box sets and some Sky original programming will be shown on the free-to-air channel.
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