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Magine TV goes beta in UK

OTT TV platform Magine TV has launched its beta service in the UK, offering ‘TV For Me’: a subscription-based, personalised live TV experience, streamed directly with no cables, hardware or…

BBC: ‘Red Alert’ on funding

The BBC’s licence fee will be under severe pressure come 2020/2021, according to an analysis of the UK government’s ‘Green Paper’ proposals for funding the public broadcaster. Enders Analysis’s Toby…

Sky acquires Viacom’s MTV Italia

Italian pay-TV operator Sky Italia has signed an agreement with Viacom International Media Networks for the acquisition of Nuova Società Televisiva Italiana, a company that operates the MTV Italia channel.…

Motive set for Siyaya revenue boost

Broadcast and pay-TV technology specialist Motive Television has revealed that Motive Television Services Ltd, its fully-owned subsidiary, has been appointed Prime Contractor and System Integrator for the upcoming launch and…

Liberty Global increases ITV stake to 9.9%

Cable MSO Liberty Global has acquired 138.7 million shares in UK commercial broadcaster ITV plc, thereby increasing its existing stake to a total of 398.5 million shares in ITV or…

Pay-TV in 21% of East African TV households

The five countries of the East African Community (EAC) had a total population of 146.89 million end-2014, with 33.61 million households and a TV household penetration rate of 23 per…

Mediaset seeks retransmission fees from Sky Italia

Italian commercial broadcaster Mediaset will seek retransmission fees from pay-TV operator Sky Italia for the broadcasting of its free-to-air channels on the satellite TV platform. Mediaset executive director, Gina Nieri,…

Committee to hold BBC Charter Review inquiry

Committee to hold BBC Charter Review inquiry

The Culture, Media and Sport Committee of the UK’s House of Commons is holding an inquiry into the BBC Charter Review. This intends to cover all major aspects. Where possible,…

BBC Trust suggests 11-year Charter

The BBC Trust has published its initial response to the Government’s Green Paper on the BBC’s Charter Review, and launched the first phase of its own consultation on the future…

Special Olympics free on ESPN Player

Special Olympics free on ESPN Player

ESPN Player will deliver the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games – starting on July 25th in Los Angeles, California – as a free channel available to all in Europe,…

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