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Apple TV app for Europe

Apple’s app that aims to consolidate access to all a user’s television viewing in one place, offering searches and recommendations across multiple apps, has finally appeared in the UK and…

Italy: Children’s channels viewership up 21%

Italy: Children’s channels viewership up 21%

Over the last five years, the audience of children’s channels in Italy has grown by 21 per cent, going from 537,000 viewers on an average day in 2012 to almost…

Blue Planet II most watched iPlayer show of 2017

Blue Planet II most watched iPlayer show of 2017

Natural history programme Blue Planet II has become BBC iPlayer’s most popular programme of the year so far, with 4.2 million requests for the first episode. This overtakes the first…

NOW Music launching NOW 90s channel

NOW Music launching NOW 90s channel

NOW Music will follow up on the success of the NOW 80s TV channel, which was launched this time last year, by unveiling its new pop music channel, NOW 90s…

Irdeto secures StarGroup pay-TV

Irdeto secures StarGroup pay-TV

Irdeto, a specialist in digital platform security, has announced that StarGroup, a telecommunication service provider in Mexico, has selected Irdeto to secure the distribution of content to its 100,000 pay-TV…

Saturday prime time slot for Premier League

Saturday prime time slot for Premier League

A selection of Premier League football matches will be played in a new 7:45pm slot on Saturdays under the terms of a new broadcast package from the 2019-20 season. Broadcasters…

French police halt Artv.Watch pirate

French police halt Artv.Watch pirate

French police have arrested the individual – reportedly a 16-year-old schoolboy – behind illegal TV streaming website and mobile app Artv.Watch. The site allowed users to watch 176 channels – many…

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…

PS VR install base reaches 2m units worldwide

PS VR install base reaches 2m units worldwide

Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) has announced new sales milestones for PlayStation 4 consoles and PlayStation VR systems. PS4 has cumulatively sold through more than 70.6 million units to consumers worldwide as…