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My5 VoD from Channel 5

UK commercial pubcaster Channel 5 has rebranded Demand 5, its video on demand service, to My5. At the same time, Channel 5 is expanding the range of content available to…

MPs: BBC governance needs radical overhaul

A report from the UK House of Commons Culture, Media and Sport Committee on the BBC Charter review says the BBC is an “extraordinary national and global institution” with a “vast…

TF1’s LCI confirmed for free DTT switch

TF1’s LCI confirmed for free DTT switch

France’s Conseil d’État – its highest administrative jurisdiction – has confirmed TF1’s pay-TV news channel LCI switch to FTA on the country’s DTT platform, rejecting an initial appeal launched by…

Paris Première seeks FTA DTT slot

French private group M6’s cabsat service Paris Première is to apply for FTA DTT channel 23, M6 CEO Nicolas de Tavernost has confirmed. But this will be only in case…

TV Licensing reveals top non-payment excuses

Parrots, microwave ovens and the King of Scotland feature in the list of implausible excuses for not having a TV Licence given over the last year. Many from the list…

Champions League knockout games free on BT Sport

Champions League knockout games free on BT Sport

Football fans will be able to watch last season’s UEFA Champions League finalists Juventus clash with Pep Guardiola’s Bayern Munich on BT Sport’s Showcase Freeview TV channel, later this month.…

Freesat now in over 1.93m homes

Freesat now in over 1.93m homes

Freesat, the subscription free satellite TV service, has posted a strong final quarter to 2015, with the addition of 36,000 new homes in the three months to December 2015. After…

Critic: ‘Sky’s gazumping is killing drama imports’

Critic: ‘Sky’s gazumping is killing drama imports’

A television critic has suggested that Sky’s practice of buying up the later seasons of non-UK television programmes that had already proved themselves popular with UK audiences on free-to-air channels…

BBC, Discovery Olympics partnership

The BBC and Discovery Communications have confirmed a long-term Olympic Games agreement in the UK, building on a 30-year partnership between the two global media organisations. The deal means that…

Talking Pictures TV launches on Freesat

Freesat, the subscription free satellite TV service, has confirmed the launch of independent archive film and TV channel Talking Pictures TV on channel 306. Free to view, the channel brings…

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