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Netflix 28% of all US viewing in 2015

Netflix 28% of all US viewing in 2015

This past year has seen OTT ‘broadcaster’ Netflix grow its viewing 87 per cent in the US, and in the process take itself to the third-biggest broadcaster in the country…

Canal+ chief ousted over ‘Guignols’ controversy

French media group Vivendi has sacked Canal+ CEO Rodolphe Belmer amid controversy about the future of the pay-TV channel and its prominent satirical puppet show Les Guignols. Canal Plus parent…

Ireland’s TV3 acquired by UPC

TV3 Group, Ireland’s leading commercial television broadcaster, has confirmed that its shareholder Doughty Hanson has agreed terms for its sale to UPC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Liberty Global plc and…

Broadcasters reveal opening live Premier League games

Broadcasters reveal opening live Premier League games

Sky and BT Sport, the two UK licensed Premier League broadcasters, have announced their respective first batches of live games. Premier League champions Chelsea will begin their title defence exclusively…

AB HD channels renew with Canalsat

French TV group AB has concluded a distribution deal with Canalsat to continue to have nine of its HD channels transmitted on the platform. RTL 9, AB1, AB Moteurs, Mangas,…

Star Times sues Ghana over cancelled contract

China’s Star Times Group is suing the Government of Ghana for $200 million over a cancelled – and allegedly – wrongfully terminated contract. The agreement covered the building and establishing…

Free Ashes cricket on NOW TV

Free Ashes cricket on NOW TV

Cricket fans can watch the first day of the Investec Ashes series between England and Australia with a free NOW TV Sports Day Pass. After winning a thrilling one-day series…

A + E Networks launches Lifetime SVoD

A+E Networks has launched Lifetime Movie Club, the network’s first direct-to-consumer subscription service which grants subscribers access to a library of Lifetime Movies without commercial interruptions for $3.99 a month.…

Italian pay-TV “ripe for consolidation”

Italian pay-TV “ripe for consolidation”

There are Italian press reports that Sky (which controls the Sky UK, Sky Germany and Sky Italia broadcasters) has offered €1.1 billion to buy Mediaset’s pay-TV arm, which Mediaset has…

Telefonica rebrands pay-TV platform Movistar Plus

Telefonica rebrands pay-TV platform Movistar Plus

Telefonica has rebranded its pay-TV platform previously known as Movistar TV to Movistar Plus, following the acquisition of Canal Plus, with the first combined packages to be launched next week.…

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