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Sky’s Davey: ‘TV’s Golden Age just getting started’

Sky’s Davey: ‘TV’s Golden Age just getting started’

The golden age of television is just getting started, according to Gary Davey, Managing Director, Content at Sky. Writing an Opinion piece in The Daily Telegraph, Davey says there has…

Analysis: Global pay-TV subs down, SVoD up

Pay-TV only subscribers are decreasing in the US, Europe and Australia according to Ampere Analysis. Amongst those taking subscription services, pay TV only subscribers continue to decline, while SVoD only…

UK broadcasters warn of Brexit jobs threat

UK broadcasters warn of Brexit jobs threat

The UK industry body for digital, cable and satellite broadcasters and on-demand services has warned that TV firms may have to move some operations abroad if there is no Brexit…

Spanish operators stand firm over football rights

The largest Spanish pay-TV operators – Telefónica, Orange and Vodafone – have rejected paying huge fees for the Champions League TV rights and will reportedly seek to negotiate downwards the…

Singapore extends DSO deadline

Singapore households will now have one more year to switch to Digital TV (DTV). The cessation of analogue TV broadcast has been shifted from end-2017 to December 31st 2018 to…

ProSiebenSat.1 and Unitymedia carriage deal

ProSiebenSat.1 and Unitymedia carriage deal

German commercial broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE and cable MSO Unitymedia have concluded a long-term distribution agreement. The agreement covers the distribution of all free, pay, HD and VoD offerings. Accordingly,…

2018 a crunch year for UK broadcasters

A comprehensive report from investment bank Exane/BNPP on the Future of UK TV presents a list of topics that make worrying reading for British commercial and pay-TV broadcasting. The bank’s…

UPC sees subs and revenue growth

After experiencing a slight decline in revenue in the past two quarters, UPC is back on course for growth in Switzerland in the third quarter. Revenue increased to CHF 340…

Spain: Movistar Plus offers discounts

Spain: Movistar Plus offers discounts

Telefónica’s IPTV platform Movistar Plus is further lowering its prices to capture subscribers in an increasingly competitive market. The company has reduced the price of its convergent package Fusión +…

Spain: Euskaltel doubles pay-TV subs

Spain: Euskaltel doubles pay-TV subs

The Basque Country-based cable operator Euskaltel has increased its pay TV subscriber base by 47.5 per cent to 394,000, against 267,000 subscribers one year earlier. The company, along with Telecable…