Seasons greetings from The Amp, with this being our final edition of the year. This week, Apple has acquired exclusive rights to new Peanuts content featuring Snoopy and Charlie Brown. Peanuts stake-holder DHX will produce the content. It has also inked an overall TV deal with Justin Lin, the director of some of the more recent Fast and the Furious movies.

South American football league Conmebol has sold rights to a spread of operators including Facebook, while Amazon has added NBA League Pass to its domestic channels service.

In eSports, InnoGames has partnered with millennial-focussed video network Zoomin.TV to produce content, while in Spain, Movistar has dropped its own eSports channel, Movistar eSports.

Orange has announced plans to launch a 5G service in 17 European cities next year, while AT&T has rolled out a trial 5G service to select businesses in 12 US cities, with plans to release a 5G-compatible router in further markets next year. Elsewhere, UK fibre infrastructure provider CityFibre has raised £1.12bn in debt funding to accelerate its fibre rollout. 

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CES: 8-11 January 2019, Las Vegas, USA
Berlinale Film Fest & Market: 7-17 February 2019, Berlin, Germany
MWC—Mobile World Congress: 25-28 February 2019, Barcelona, Spain*
DISCOP Egypt: 26-28 February 2019, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
Future TV Advertising Forum: 28 February 2019, Sydney, Australia**
SportsPro OTT Summit: 27-28 March 2019, Singapore*
Connected TV World Summit: 27-28 March 2019, London, UK**
NAB: 6-11 April 2019, Las Vegas, USA
MIP TV: 8-11 April 2019, Cannes, France*
Cannes Film Festival & Market: 8-19 May 2019, Cannes, France
LA Screenings: 15-23 May, Los Angeles, USA
DISCOP Ivory Coast: 29-31 May 2019, Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire
ANGA COM: 4-6 June 2019, Cologne, Germany
MIP China: 5-7 June 2019, Hangzhou, China
NEM: 10-13 June 2019, Dubrovnik, Croatia
International Animation Film Festival & Market: 10-15 June 2019, Annecy, France
Cannes Lions: 17-21 June 2019, Cannes, France
CTAM Europe Exec. Mgmt. Programme: 25-29 June 2019, Fontainebleau, France
Série Series: European Series Summit: 26-28 June 2019, Fontainebleau, France
Children's Media Conference: 3-5 July 2019, Sheffield, UK**
IBC: 12-17 September 2019, Amsterdam, Netherlands
MIP Junior: 12-13 October 2019, Cannes, France*
MIPCOM: 14-17 October 2019, Cannes, France*

*Ampere will be attending
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