CBS approaches 5 million online subscribers

The CBS All Access and Showtime services now reach almost five million direct subscribers online. CBS has plans to go global with its direct offerings but it will have to navigate negotiations with its existing distribution channels.
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Brexit risk for international broadcasters

International broadcasters invested an estimated billion pounds in the United Kingdom in 2017. That investment is at risk unless the government secures access to European Union markets, warns the Commercial Broadcasters Association.
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BBC iPlayer viewing average

The BBC iPlayer delivered an average of 272 million programmes per month in 2017 and served 3.3 billion requests in total, an 11% increase on the previous year. However, BARB data show average viewing hours fell following the introduction of mandatory sign-in.
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Decline in television viewing

Average weekly television viewing for January in the United Kingdom appears to be down on previous years. Viewing in January 2018 was down by around 9% on 2015. This follows an apparent trend in fewer hours spent watching traditional television.
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European geo-blocking ban excludes video

The European Parliament has voted to end unjustified barriers to cross-border online shopping in the European Union but this will not extend to digital copyright material, including services like Netflix or Amazon Prime Video, for the moment.
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Telstra writes off Ooyala

Telstra is preparing to write down the book value of its acquisition of online video business Ooyala to zero. The video venture will have cost Telstra over half a billion Australian dollars.
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