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F1 chief: FTA/pay-TV balance needed

According to Chase Carey, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Chairman of the Formula One Group, the sport faces a major challenge as it plans the way races are viewed in…

Fox Sports, Foxtel merge, IPO likely

Australian pay-TV operator Foxtel and premium channel Fox Sports are to be merged into a single company that could be listed on the stock exchange, owners News Corp and Telstra…

Analyst: ‘Virtual’ subs largely pleased with service value

According to analyst firm The Diffusion Group (TDG), although virtual pay-TV services are immature and years away from ‘five-9’ reliability, subscribers overwhelmingly consider service value to be very solid. In…

Lynch departs Sling TV for Pandora

Lynch departs Sling TV for Pandora

Roger Lynch, CEO at Charlie Ergen/DISH Network-backed Sling TV, is leaving the broadcaster to take up the President/CEO position at music streaming site Pandora. Lynch has been one of Ergen’s…

Premier League could cost Sky another £1.8bn

Premier League could cost Sky another £1.8bn

Sky could have to pay extra £600 million (€660m) per season for the next Premier League deal as Amazon emerges as a potential competitor, according to Citi Bank. Google, Amazon,…

Survey: Australians watching more TV/video content

According to Kimberly Chang, Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT) Leader at consulting firm Deloitte, the demise of media is an oft-told story, but Deloitte’s 2017 Media Consumer Survey shows that…

HBO pays hacker ‘reward’

The hackers behind HBO’s data breach have allegedly leaked an email in which the channel offered them $250,000 as a “bounty payment,” according to US reports including in Variety. The…

News Corp slump

News Corp posted a $817 million (€692m) year loss on the back of big falls in the value of newspapers in the UK and Australia and write offs on Australian…

AMC to launch Spanish OTT platform

AMC Networks Iberia is reportedly finalising an OTT platform for Spain with over 1,000 hours of VoD content and 17 TV channels. Branded Selekt it will be integrated into the…

Analyst: ‘Skinny’ more lucrative than traditional packages

There’s more money to go around in the skinny pay-TV bundle than in traditional US pay-TV packages, making the switch to ‘virtual’ pay-TV potentially lucrative for channels, according to the…

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