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BBC retains Premier League highlights


The BBC has renewed its deal to show Premier League highlights for a further three years, through to and including the 2018/19 season. The agreement covers the weekend programming of Match Of The Day; its Sunday morning repeat; MOTD2; Football Focus; plus a new midweek magazine show to air 10pm Wednesday nights on BBC Two and BBC Two HD. It […]

London Live to cut third of work force


London Live, the struggling London city TV station, is set to cut 20 jobs, around a third of its staff, with the cost-savings to be re-invested in programming content. The channel, owned by Evgeny Lebedev, is making the cuts to its news and current affairs team.  “As the business develops, we are able to assess where our resources are best […]

BBC serves up BBC Taster


The BBC has revealed BBC Taster, an initiative to develop its latest ideas for digital content and emerging technology. Taster will feature early and experimental concepts from across TV, Radio and Online, enabling the BBC to explore the future of content with audiences and offer them something completely new to try, rate and share. Taster is a place for the […]

New TV deals for UK rally fans

As the legendary Rallye Monte-Carlo gets under way, the sport’s chiefs and UK broadcasters ITV and BT Sport have revealed that fans of the FIA World Rally Championship in Britain will receive improved television coverage of the series after both ITV4 and BT Sport agreed new deals for 2015. Both networks will broadcast comprehensive coverage from all 13 rounds of […]


The DTT FTA version of Sky TG24 will make its Italian debut on channel 27, within a programme schedule also featuring documentaries, in-depth reports, movies and specials. Sky TG24 that, over the last three years, has experienced a significant growth (+ 40 per cent daily unique viewers compared to the period 2007/2010) and that in 2014 was Sky Italia’s top-watched […]

BBC3 “not for sale”

The BBC says BBC3 is “not for sale because”, in response to a rumoured bid to buy the channel. Reports emerged on Tuesday that leading independent producers Jon Thoday and Jimmy Mulville, heads of production companies Avalon and Hat Trick respectively, were planning to submit a proposal to buy the TV channel, saving it from a move to online-only distribution. […]

BBC debuts digital-first news programme

The BBC has revealed plans for a new daytime show broadcast simultaneously on BBC Two, the BBC News Channel and online and focusing on breaking news, exclusive interviews and audience interaction. The show – to be hosted by award-winning journalist Victoria Derbyshire – will develop innovative and creative ways to engage with the audience on TV, online and via social […]

TF1 shares Rugby World Cup with Canal+

Ireland's Keith Earls runs with the ball on his way to scoring a try during their Rugby World Cup Pool C match against Russia at Rotorua International Stadium in Rotorua

TF1 is set to sub-license the French rights to 29 out of the 48 rugby matches of the upcoming 2015 UK World Cup it exclusively holds to pay-TV channel Canal+ The free TV channel will keep all the French national team matches as well as the two semi-finals and the final. TF1 auctioned the rights with Canal+’s €20 million beating […]

Multi-platform Oz tennis from Seven

Australia’s Seven Network has launched its coverage of the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne with the choice of live coverage of the tournament across two channels – Channel 7 and 7TWO – with the Channel 7 coverage switching to 7mate at 6pm for the hour of news and public affairs. The launch of the PLUS 7 HBBtv service on […]

BNE: UHF strategy should have DTT at its core

Following the release of draft opinions by the Radio Spectrum Policy Group (RSPG) on the future of the UHF band in the EU and on the Common Policy Objectives for WRC (World Radio Conference), Broadcast Network Europe (BNE) – trade organisation for Terrestrial Broadcast Network Operators for Radio and TV in Europe – is continuing its active involvement in the […]

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