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Netherlands: BBC First for free

The BBC First channel, operated by BBC Worldwide, will be available for free to all KPN subscribers in Netherlands from May 16th. The channel will be available through the basic…

ITV ad revenues up, audience down

Commercial broadcaster ITV has posted 14 per cent growth in net revenue for the three months ending March 2015. Total revenue was £665 million (€920m), up from £585 million during…

Licence fee evasion to be decriminalised?

Licence fee evasion to be decriminalised?

UK PM David Cameron plans to decriminalise watching TV without paying the licence fee. In the UK, it is currently against the law to watch or record live TV programmes…

Freeview passes 100m sales

Freeview passes 100m sales

Freeview has passed the 100 million mark for the number of DTT TVs and boxes sold since its launch in 2002.  The figure includes all televisions, set-top boxes and DVD…

Freesat: Solid start to 2015

UK subscription-free satellite TV service Freesat has announced a positive start to the year, with strong take-up of Freetime, its connected TV service. Freesat says its continuing growth demonstrates the…

Spain: Government under fire over FTA policy

Spain: Government under fire over FTA policy

“The government is causing serious harm to the TV industry”, says UTECA The Administrations’s TV policy is under fire. The private TV Association, UTECA, which represents the largest FTA TV…

BT Sport to launch “FTA version”

BT Sport to launch “FTA version”

John Petter, head of BT’s consumer division, has revealed that the company plans to launch a FTA version of BT Sport. Since its launch in August 2013 BT Sport has…

techUK challenges Freeview Play development ‘levy’

techUK, the voice of the UK technology industry, has launched a campaign for the protection of viewer access to free-to-view content without additional costs. The new campaign is in response…

More than half Brits ‘TV addicts’

Findings from UK DTT platform Freeview, commissioned to find out more about people’s relationship with TV, reveal that Britain is having a love affair with TV, though viewers stick within…

Italy adds 100,000 fibre subs per month

The number of fibre optic customers in Italy reached 777,000 at the end of December 2014, at the cost of ADSL which lost 200,000 customers in the same period. According…

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