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Spain: TVE scores TV rights for national football team

Spanish public broadcaster TVE has acquired the TV rights to the national football team. The channel will broadcast all of Spain’s home and away football matches between 2018 and 2022.…

Sky’s Bennett calls for ratings transparency

Zai Bennett, Director of Programmes for Sky UK, has called for the broadcasting industry to be more transparent in the way it reports viewing numbers, noting that the way people…

YouGov: “TV advertising healthy despite SVoD”

YouGov: “TV advertising healthy despite SVoD”

Traditional television and TV advertising is still alive and kicking – even among those that exclusively use SVoD services such as Amazon and Netflix, research from YouGov suggests. The Broadcast…

Portugal’s Sport TV launching free 4K channel

Portugal’s Sport TV launching free 4K channel

Portugal’s pay-TV sports platform Sport TV will start regular broadcasts in 4K from October 1st, when it will air the top-flight football match between Sporting CP and FC Porto. The…

GroupM launches Finecast addressable ad unit

GroupM, the media investment arm of multinational advertising and public relations company WPP, has launched Finecast, a company aiming to deliver digital-like precision and accountability to advertising on television. With TV…

Culture Secretary: ‘Economic benefits from C4 relocation’

UK Culture Secretary Karen Bradley has suggested there would be regional economic benefits from relocating commercial Public Service Broadcaster Channel 4 and from increasing commissioning. Delivering a keynote address at…

Analysts: SVoD will upset European TV status quo

A major 150-page research report from equity analysts at investment bank Exane/BNP-Paribas does not make good reading for Europe’s traditional FTA broadcasters, both commercial and public and even for established…

BBC Three chief hails online success

Damian Kavanagh, Controller, BBC Three, has declared that the service’s move to online from a linear channel has been a success, noting that BBC Three has more than doubled its…

Curran joins EBU as Director General

Curran joins EBU as Director General

Following his appointment in May 2017, Noel Curran has taken up his position as the new Director General of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU). He replaces Ingrid Deltenre who has…

NAGRA supports StarHub IP transition

Content protection and multiscreen television solutions provider NAGRA has completed the end-to-end integration of Singapore operator StarHub’s multi-network pay-TV services into the operator’s brand new Hubtricity facility. As lead system…