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18% of global TV homes receive FTA satellite

According to Dataxis research, 314 million of TV households now receive TV signals via Free-to-Air satellite, which represents 18 per cent of the worldwide TV households. FTA satellite distribution is…

Alaraby on Freeview

Broadcast specialist Vision247 has announced the addition of Alaraby Television to its VisionTV service. VisionTV is the first platform in the UK to host Alaraby Television. The channel is available…

Freesat: ‘Strong FY 16-17 performance’

UK free-to-air digital satellite platform Freesat has reported strong growth in the twelve months to March 30th 2017, with 904,000 devices sold – an increase of 90 per cent year…

US Q1 pay-TV sheds 410,000 subs

Findings from broadband, media and entertainment industries research and analysis specialist Leichtman Research Group (LRG) indicate that the largest pay-TV providers in the US — representing about 95 per cent…

Commercial TV welcomes EU portability

The Association of Commercial Television in Europe (ACT) has welcomed the European Parliament’s adoption of the proposal for a regulation on cross-border portability. Once in effect, the regulation will ensure…

Discovery concludes Olympics FTA deal with Armenia

Discovery Communications’ has concluded its twentieth free-to-air broadcast partnership.  The new partnerships with Armenian Public TV and Radio Televizioni i Kosovës (RTK) along with existing agreements with national broadcasters across…

Champions League Final in VR on BT Sport

Champions League Final in VR on BT Sport

BT has announced plans to once again make this season’s UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League finals available for free to as many people as possible, on YouTube, the…

FilmOn X settles copyright dispute

OTT streaming service FilmOn X has reached settlements in its copyright dispute with the major US networks regrading whether Internet streaming services can use the same automatic copyright licence granted…

Subscription-free OTT Alt TV from Bell

Canadian multiplay operator Bell has launched Fibe Alt TV, which it describes as a completely new way to watch live and on-demand television. With no traditional TV subscription or set-top…

BBC Deputy D-G: “We’ll reinvent iPlayer”

BBC Deputy D-G: “We’ll reinvent iPlayer”

Anne Bulford, Deputy Director-General of the BBC, has reiterated Director-General Tony Hall’s assertion that the BBC needs to reinvent itself for the online, content everywhere era, with a reinvention of…