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DVB-T2 households to reach 72% by 2022 in Europe

Dataxis research sheds light on the importance that DVB‐T2, the extension of the television standard DVB‐T, will acquire in the upcoming years. This system was devised to enable a better…

Portugal pay-TV subs up 3.2%

Portugal pay-TV subs up 3.2%

Portugal ended the third quarter of 2017 with 3.8 million pay-TV subscribers, representing an increase of 33,000 on the previous quarter and of 116,000 year-on-year (+3.2 per cent). Data from…

Spain: La Liga 1l2l3 on Sky

Sky’s OTT platform in Spain has reached an agreement with La Liga to offer LaLiga 1l2l3 (second Division) matches to its subscribers in the country. Sky subscribers can broadcast every game…

DNA’s Discovery/Eurosport distribution at risk

Finnish multiplay telco DNA is preparing to discontinue the distribution of the Discovery and Eurosport pay-TV channels starting from January 1st 2018, citing what it describes as “the unreasonably high”…

1m subs for Disney Channel France

1m subs for Disney Channel France

Pay-TV channel Disney Channel France has passed 1 million subscribers – the first channel to reach the milestone in France – and more than double the number of its closest…

ACCC clears Fox Sports/Foxtel merger

The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) has decided to not oppose the proposed merger of Fox Sports and Foxtel after finding the transaction would not substantially lessen competition. Currently,…

Fox/Sky report pushed back to January

Fox/Sky report pushed back to January

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has pushed back the date for its provisional findings into the planned takeover of Sky by 21st Century Fox until January 2018. It…

Streaming primary viewing method for 31% of US

Streaming primary viewing method for 31% of US

Figures from financial services company Raymond James reveal that 31 per cent of Internet users polled in November named a streaming service such as Netflix or Hulu as their primary method…

South Africa parliament urged to investigate MultiChoice

South Africa parliament urged to investigate MultiChoice

The alleged scandal in South Africa over pay-TV operator MultiChoice and whether it abused its influence with public broadcaster SABC has now reached the country’s parliamentarians. The opposition Democratic Alliance…

OTT, pay-TV to bring in $283bn

Pay-TV revenues [subscriptions and PPV] and OTT revenues [AVoD, SVoD, TVoD and DTO] combined will reach $283 billion (€239bn) by 2022, up by 18 per cent from $239 billion in…