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UK broadcasters win TVCatchup ruling

UK broadcasters win TVCatchup ruling

Legislation in EU member states should not state that broadcast copyright is not infringed when it is immediately retransmitted by cable where it was initially broadcast, the Court of Justice…

Freeview Play sales top 1m

Freeview Play sales top 1m

UK free-to-air digital terrestrial television platform Freeview has confirmed that sales of its connected TV service Freeview Play TVs and set-top boxes have surpassed one million. Launched in late 2015,…

Broadcasters warn against EC Directive changes

A grouping of Europe’s commercial broadcasters has warned that proposed changes to the AVMS Directive are a step backwards that risks damaging growth, audience choice and investment in European content,…

FCC proposes ATSC 3.0 next-gen TV standard

Suggesting that a move to upgraded technology would foster innovation in the broadcast TV marketplace, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is seeking comment on a proposal that would allow television…

Canal+ sheds 500,000 subs

Canal+ sheds 500,000 subs

Canal+ shed 492,000 subscribers in its home market cutting  revenues 4.7 per cent to €5.25 billion despite an uplift in the final quarter from the new partnership with Orange and…

Spain’s TV duopoly remains strong

Spain’s TV duopoly remains strong

The FTA TV duopoly of Mediaset and Atresmedia remains strong in Spain, with the groups controlling a combined 85.4 per cent of the TV ad share. The latest figures from…

Channel 4 eyes Champions League

Champions League football could soon be returning to UK terrestrial television, with Channel 4 emerging as an unlikely destination. According to a report in The Daily Telegraph, the broadcaster is…

BBC to launch channel for Scotland

BBC to launch channel for Scotland

Responding to the needs to reflect the UK and the people it serves, the BBC has reviewed its programming and services in the nations. As a result of this, the…

Clementi confirmed as BBC Board Chair

Clementi confirmed as BBC Board Chair

Following Privy Council approval, Sir David Clementi has been appointed as Chair to the new BBC Board for four years from February 16th 2017 to February 15th 2021. In September…

Quest Red Discovery’s 2nd UK FTA channel

Quest Red Discovery’s 2nd UK FTA channel

Following advanced-television.com’s disclosure that Discovery Communications was to launch a second free-to-air service in the UK, the broadcaster has revealed further details of the channel – Quest Red – set…