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Ofcom: Online viewing growth creates challenges for PSBs

Ofcom has published the conclusions of its third review of public service TV broadcasting, the first review since 2008, suggesting that broadcasters need to adapt their models to maximise commercial…

BBC to axe 1000 staff

BBC to axe 1000 staff

The BBC is set to cut 1,000 jobs as a result of a £150 million (€211m) shortfall in licence fee income, Director General Tony Hall has confirmed. Hall briefed staff…

Scripps completes TVN acquisition

Scripps Networks Interactive has closed on its agreement to acquire a 52.7 per cent interest in Poland’s premier multi-platform media company, TVN, from ITI and Canal+ Group for an all-cash…

TVPlayer launches pay OTT

UK over-the-top television platform TVPlayer is to launch TVPlayer Plus, a subscription service, this summer. TVPlayer Plus will be priced from £4.99 (€7.05) per month (with no contract) and enables…

Freeview NZ launches HbbTV service

Freeview NZ launches HbbTV service

New Zealand’s DTT provider Freeview has launched a new platform designed to give New Zealanders easy access to on-demand video services on their TVs – FreeviewPlus. In a New Zealand…

BBC Trust ‘OK’ for BBC3 online; rejects BBC1+1

The BBC Trust has published its provisional conclusions on the BBC Executive’s proposals to reinvent BBC Three as an online-only service, launch a +1 channel for BBC One; evolve BBC…

Eurosport snatches Olympics rights

Eurosport snatches Olympics rights

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has confirmed that all TV and multi-platform broadcast rights in Europe for the four Olympic Games in the 2018–2024 period have been awarded to Discovery…

Putin confirms Russian FTA sports channel

Putin confirms Russian FTA sports channel

BBC Monitoring is confirming that Russian president Vladimir Putin has ordered the government to work with a number of organisations in order to set up a new free-to-air sports channel.…

Ofcom to regulate BBC?

Reports in the UK daily press have presented differing views on whether the BBC Trust will be axed and its powers handed to the communications regulator Ofcom. The Daily Telegraph,…

Woman’s World Cup football promoted to BBC1

Woman’s World Cup football promoted to BBC1

The BBC will air England’s quarter-final clash with Canada on BBC1 after the Women’s World Cup first round of matches proved a ratings hit on BBC3 The Lionesses’ 2-1 win…

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