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BT Sport not free for BT subs from Aug 1

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BT TV customers will have to pay an additional £3.50 (€4) a month for BT Sport from August 1st. The BT Sport channel has been free for all BT TV and broadband subscribers since launching in August 2013. Those who have BT Broadband and watch BT Sport via their Sky…

Liberty Media completes F1 acquisition

Liberty Media completes F1 acquisition

Following the receipt of the necessary regulatory clearances and the approval of its shareholders, Liberty Media has completed its acquisition of Formula 1. F1 has appointed Chase Carey…

Ofcom consults on BBC regulation procedures

UK communications regulator Ofcom has published several procedural consultations as part of its preparations for regulating the BBC. Ofcom is also taking the opportunity to seek stakeholder views…

Juniper: IoT botnets present huge cybersecurity risk

Data from Juniper Research has found that the consumer IoT (Internet of Things) installed base will reach over 15 billion units by 2021, an increase of 120 per…

Sky invests in UK prodcos

Sky invests in UK prodcos

Pan-European broadcaster Sky has continued the growth of its international production and distribution business with the acquisition of a majority stake in one of the UK’s leading independent…

Judge throws out TiVo $196m claim

A federal judge last week denied TiVo’s Research & Analytics (TRA) subsidiary from making a potentially $196 million (€182.6m) claim against a rival. TiVo wanted to sue Kantar…

Trump inauguration sets live streaming record

Trump inauguration sets live streaming record

The US press and Government may be arguing over the ‘alternative facts’ of how many people showed up to the inauguration, but according to content delivery specialist Akamai…

Dish Network hit with $20m telemarketing fine

A North Carolina jury levied a massive $20.5 million fine on Charlie Ergen’s Dish Network for making 51,000 illegal telemarketing calls to numbers pre-registered on the ‘Do Not…

Turner’s kids brands lead APAC market

Turner’s kids brands lead APAC market

The combination of Turner’s four kids brands in Asia Pacific – Cartoon Network, Boomerang, POGO and Toonami – was the region’s No. 1 international kids portfolio across nine…

CNN to launch Swiss business channel

CNN International Commercial and MediaGo have revealed plans for CNNMoney Switzerland – the first nationwide TV channel dedicated to business news for and about Switzerland. Launching in the…

India asked to reduce TVA on TV subscriptions

India asked to reduce TVA on TV subscriptions

India’s Broadcasting Foundation has asked the country’s finance ministry to only levy a 5 per cent goods and services (TVA) tax on TV and cable subscriptions. This would…

DTG welcomes ‘UK industrial strategy’

The DTG has said it was delighted to note the Prime Minister’s comment that the Government’s Industrial Strategy offers “…the change to build that stronger, fairer Britain that…

Singarajah appointed Scripps Asia MD

Media veteran Leena Singarajah has been named Managing Director, Asia, for Scripps Networks Interactive. Effective immediately, Singarajah will be responsible for continuing to develop and execute the growth…

BBC Worldwide content deal with Amazon India

BBC Worldwide content deal with Amazon India

BBC Worldwide has agreed a deal with Amazon that will give Amazon Prime members in India access to more than 600 hours of factual and pre-school content from…

Simplestream powers Sony Kids catch-up service

Simplestream, a provider of video services for the media and entertainment industry, has revealed that its Hybrid TV solution was chosen by Sony Pictures Television to power its…

Telstra to broadcast WTA globally

Telstra to broadcast WTA globally

Telstra has been awarded a six year multi-million dollar deal with Perform, the digital sports content and media group, for the delivery of a global media network solution…

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