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Analysts: SVoD will upset European TV status quo

A major 150-page research report from equity analysts at investment bank Exane/BNP-Paribas does not make good reading for Europe’s traditional FTA broadcasters, both commercial and public and even for established…

Sky Sports wins live EFL rights

Sky Sports wins live EFL rights

Sky Sports says it has strengthened its position as the home of English football with a new deal to show live coverage of the EFL  – which covers the second,…

DStv sued over Zimbabwe $ subscriptions

Subscribers to DStv’s Multichoice pay-TV in cash-strapped Zimbabwe are having to pay their monthly fees in US dollars (or other ‘hard’ currencies). Now, a local lawyer is asking the nation’s…

Metrics boost for fraudulent video monitoring

Big data and business intelligence online media services specialist NPAW (Nice People At Work) has revealed overlapping metrics built into its YOUBORA Infinity platform to help subscription-based video-on-demand services (SVoD)…

Research: Pay-TV faces ‘perfect storm’ of challenges

Research: Pay-TV faces ‘perfect storm’ of challenges

The final conclusions of the 2017 Pay-TV Innovation Forum – the global research programme examining the state of innovation in the pay-TV market published by content protection and multiscreen television…

Sky launching Sky-Fi channel

Sky launching Sky-Fi channel

Sky Cinema is bringing customers a collection of classic and celebrated sci-fi films this September, offering some of the genre’s biggest titles on a dedicated ‘Sky-Fi’ channel. Launching on September…

Joshua returning to Sky Sports Box Office

Joshua returning to Sky Sports Box Office

Sky Sports Box Office will show Anthony Joshua defend his world heavyweight titles against Kubrat Pulev on October 28th.  The bout follows on from two pay-per-view events on Sky Sports…

Mediaset/Fininvest ups Vivendi claim to €3bn

Italian newspaper Il Sole 24 Ore is reporting that Mediaset and Fininvest are seeking about €3 billion in damages from French media giant Vivendi. The sum comes from the Italian newspaper’s own…

London licensees fined for pirating Sky Sports

London licensees fined for pirating Sky Sports

A licensee has been found guilty of three offences of dishonest reception of a television transmission by showing Sky Sports to customers without a commercial agreement from Sky. Jagdish Karsan…

Paywizard, Massive Interactive front-end UI boost

Subscription, billing and customer relationship management (CRM) specialist Paywizard has formed a new strategic partnership with targeted user experiences for multiscreen video services expert Massive Interactive. The collaboration will enable…