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Spain: Orange triples TV subs

Orange Spain has tripled its TV subscribers over the last 12 months to 381,000 as of June 30th, a rise driven by top-flight football offers and convergence packages. 83 per…

Sky Store launches Box Sets to Buy & Keep

Sky Store launches Box Sets to Buy & Keep

Sky Store is enhancing its service for Sky TV customers and anyone accessing skystore.com in the UK and Ireland with the launch of Box Sets to Buy & Keep. In…

Spain: Mediaset sees record profit

Spain: Mediaset sees record profit

Mediaset Spain is breaking new records in terms of profits. The most profitable media company in the country reported profits of €117.7 million in the first half of the year,…

DirecTV, Dish to offer 4K Olympics

AT&T-owned pay-TV broadcaster DirecTV and Charlie Ergen’s Dish Network, as well as some users of Comcast’s giant cable system, will be able to watch some of the NBC transmissions of…

Sky 1 for Sky Deutschland

Sky 1 for Sky Deutschland

Sky will launch its flagship entertainment channel Sky 1 in Germany and Austria this November. The channel will air German premieres of series including Twin Peaks and 24 Legacy as…

Arabsat planning expansion

Arabsat’s Badr-6 satellite (Badr = Full Moon of Full Moons) was launched back in July 2008 and orbits from the 26 degrees East orbital slot. Arabsat, headquartered in Riyadh, Saudi…

Sky’s Billions 11m views on-demand

Sky Atlantic drama Billions, starring Damian Lewis and Paul Giamatti, has been viewed more than 11 million times through Sky’s on demand platforms – including Sky Box Sets, the Sky…

NZ: Growing gap between young and old audiences

NZ: Growing gap between young and old audiences

Research commissioned by NZ On Air shows New Zealanders’ media consumption habits are changing rapidly as the media environment and technology changes. And the most rapid change is with younger…

Paramount pay-TV concessions to end geo-blocks?

Paramount pay-TV concessions to end geo-blocks?

The European Commission has made pay-tv contract concessions offered by Hollywood studio Paramount legally binding under EU antitrust rules. The concessions address the Commission’s concerns regarding  clauses in film licensing contracts…

ITV H1 up 9%, cuts loom after Brexit

ITV has reported a 9 per cent increase in pre-tax profits to £425 million (€506m) in the first half of the year. It said net advertising revenue would slip by…