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Doubling-up and bundling TV’s new drivers

According to market analysis specialist Ampere Analysis, a lot of jargon used to describe what’s happening in the constantly evolving television services market. The latest research from the firm, of…

Ergen hit by Mexican fine

Charlie Ergen’s joint-venture in Dish Mexico with billionaire Carlos Slim’s Telmex operation has been hit with a fine by Mexico’s Federal Institute of Telecommunications (IFT) for failing to observe the…

EU clears Fox takeover of Sky

EU clears Fox takeover of Sky

EU Competition Authorities have reportedly given the greenlight for 21st Century Fox to acquire full control of Sky plc. The acquisition, agreed last December, has also been referred to Ofcom…

Food Network serves up Italian roll-out

Lifestyle content developer Scripps Networks Interactive is launching Food Network in Italy. The leading global culinary lifestyle channel will launch on May 8th on free-to-air LCN 33. Food Network is…

MGM buys out EPIX partners for $1bn

MGM buys out EPIX partners for $1bn

MGM is to acquire all of the interests in premium pay-TV network EPIX of fellow partners Viacom, Lionsgate and Paramount  for approximately $1.032 billion (€0.970bn), based on a total value…

Irdeto protects Stofa’s Android STB

Danish triple-play service provider Stofa has selected digital platform security specialist Irdeto’s Irdeto Cloaked CA to securely deliver content through its upcoming new Android set-top box (STB). With Irdeto’s latest…

YouTube TV goes live

YouTube is launching its YouTube TV service in five US cities at a cost of $35 (€32.90) a month, which it points out is “less than half the average cost…

Spain’s CNMC acts against Mediapro

Spain’s competition watchdog, the Comisión Nacional de los Mercados y la Competencia (CNMC), has started legal proceedings against Mediapro, operator of beIN Sports and beIN LaLiga, over possible anti-competitive practices…

Brazilian TV hit by retransmission dispute

With the clock set on the Brazilian government’s transition from analogue digital broadcasting, a process which started in 2016 and is scheduled to cover several phases until 2018 for the entire…

Paywizard, Genius Digital team for customer insights

Pay-TV subscription, billing and customer relationship management (CRM) specialist Paywizard is teaming up with TV audience analytics expert Genius Digital to provide operators with a holistic view of their subscribers…