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YouView player update for UKTV Play

UK multichannel broadcaster UKTV has launched a new player on hybrid platform YouView for its fast-growing TV on demand service UKTV Play. YouView viewers will have access to the significantly-updated…

C4’s Abraham to step down

C4’s Abraham to step down

Following an earlier initial tweet from UK public service channel Channel 4’s Twitter account – quickly deleted – the broadcaster confirmed mid-afternoon March 14th that its Chief Executive David Abraham…

Africa pay-TV revenue to reach $6bn in 2021

According to data from Dataxis for the year ending 2016, Africa pay-TV subscribers stand at approximately 18.7 million subscribers which represent an increase of approximately 2 million subscribers compared to…

TV 94% of UK video advertising

Fresh analysis by Thinkbox – the marketing body for commercial TV in the UK – of 2016 video consumption in the UK shows how total video viewing – and viewing…

Live FTA coverage for British GTs

UK free-to-air sports channel Front Runner is to broadcast live, season-long and free-to-air coverage of the prestigious British GT championship, marking the first time that all UK rounds will be…

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…