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Sky Sports converts RFU partnership

The Rugby Football Union (RFU) and Sky Sports have extended their partnership with a new five-year broadcast deal which will also see Sky Sports become a top level RFU partner, with a range of partnership rights for the first time. The agreement strengthens one of the longest running broadcast partnerships in sport, taking it until the end of the 2019/20 […]

Cinedigm, Vimeo distribution deal

Cinedigm and Vimeo have signed a deal to bring ongoing releases from the content distributor’s celebrated catalogue to Vimeo On Demand, kicking off with the release of My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks. As part of the partnership, Cinedigm will release a number of films exclusively and non-exclusively on Vimeo On Demand over the next year and participate in […]

Sky in $7m Whistle Sports investment

Sky has invested $7 million in Whistle Sports, the world’s largest sport-focused cross-platform network as the two companies look to work together on creating exciting new content for younger sports fans, particularly ‘young millennials’. Whistle Sports partners with online personalities who create unique video content themed around sports, sports brands and franchises. The network uses a combination of youth-orientated celebrities, […]

Hulu, Viacom extend streaming deal


Hulu and Viacom have extended their content deal to bring more shows to the online streaming platform. The expansion of the deal, which began in 2011, will bring more library episodes of shows from Comedy Central, MTV, VH1, BET, Logo, Spike, TVLand and others, and will add a selection of Latino kids’ programming in Spanish from Nickelodeon. Under the agreement, […]

Canada: CBC holds on to Olympics rights


The CBC recently lost the broadcast rights to NHL hockey, but has held on to the Olympic Games through2020. The International Olympic Committee has confirmed that the CBC has won the Canadian rights to air the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, and the 2020 Games in Tokyo. CBC was already the rights-holder for the 2016 Olympics in Rio […]

FilmOn seeks MVPD redefinition


Antenna-based Internet television streaming operation FilmOn has joined similar service Aereo in filing a required ex parte notice disclosing its recent conversations with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), when it informed the Commission of its intent to commence retransmission of local television broadcast stations to authenticated subscribers in local markets consistent with FCC Rules applicable to Multichannel Video Programming Distributors […]

Analyst: HBO stand-alone changes landscape


HBO’s proposed cable and satellite subscription-free stand-alone OTT service is set to change the landscape of how content owners package and make available their content, according to Gavin Bridge, Director of Media Insights at Ipsos MediaCT. Writing for the research firm’s Ideas Spotlight blog, Bridge suggests the service won’t be akin to HBO Go, the channel’s existing Internet offering only […]

Amazon introduces $39 Fire TV stick

Little more than six months after Amazon introduced Amazon Fire TV, which quickly became the best-selling streaming media box on the e-retailer, it is introducing a smaller and even more affordable device. The Fire TV Stick connects to the HDMI port on an HDTV for instant access to movies, TV shows, music, photos, apps, and games. Fire TV Stick is […]

Copyright expert: “Good riddance” to Aereo

Thomas Sydnor, visiting fellow with the America Enterprise Institute’s Center for Internet, Communications, and Technology Policy and one-time copyright advisor to the Office of International Relations at the US Patent and Trademark Office, has suggested that Internet TV streaming service Aereo’s antenna-based operation was “nothing more than the latest example of technologically-inefficient means to commit what the Agreement on Trade-Related […]

Yahoo7, Telstra to deliver PLUS7 on T-Box

Yahoo7 – which combines the strengths of Yahoo’s global network with Seven West Media’s TV, magazine and newspaper brands – and Australian telco Telstra have announced a new partnership agreement that will deliver PLUS7 premium video content to Telstra T-Box customers. The agreement will see PLUS7 available directly via the T-Box Catch Up TV menu, giving T-Box owners access to […]

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