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Hong Kong: now TV buys Big Fight rights

now TV has acquired the exclusive Hong Kong TV rights to broadcast the fight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao live in HD. This showdown is one of the most anticipated boxing events of recent times and takes place in Las Vegas on May 2nd (May 3rd in Hong Kong) between two of the best boxers in modern history. Mayweather […]

Corus brings Disney Channel to Canada


Corus Entertainment has swiped kids-programming rights from rival DHX Media in licensing agreement with a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company that will see Disney Channel launch in Canada for the first time. Set to debut September 1st, the Corus-operated Disney Channel will air shows such as Phineas and Ferb, Maddie and Girl Meets World. Under the Disney agreement, Corus […]

Hard lessons for OTT dealmakers

Larry Gerbrandt offers expert advice to anyone planning an OTT channel launch. Is there anyone who isn’t starting an online video channel for the OTT market? Having just wrapped up a consulting gig assisting a client to develop an economic and programming model for a start-up Over-The-Top online channel, some of the lessons (and battle scars) are still fresh. I’ve […]

MTG to show Champions League in Finland


MTG will show all the matches from UEFA Champions League in Finland for three years starting from the 2015/2016 season, on Viaplay and a new TV channel. The new Viasat Sport Finland channel will show the key matches live with local commentary from every Tuesday and Wednesday match day in the group and knock-out rounds, as well as the Saturday […]

MTG wins Mayweather vs Pacquiao Nordic rights

Floyd Mayweather Jr, boxer

MTG has secured the exclusive Nordic rights to the widely anticipated boxing match between Floyd Mayweather Jr and Manny Pacquiao. The fight can be seen live on PPV on the Viasat satellite platform and online streaming service Viaplay in Norway, Denmark and Finland. In Sweden it will be available on Viaplay. The event will take place on May 2nd in […]

maxdome adds Sony content

German VoD service maxdome has signed an agreement with Sony Pictures Television for the digital rights to more than 700 TV series and movies. The deal will see around 130 movies and TV series from the studio being added each year to the maxdome package. Titles include Tarantino movie Django Unchained and TV series The Big C and Tudors. Some […]

Google Play joins

Legal online entertainment resource FindAnyFilm has confirmed that it is now able to bring films and TV shows from the Google Play store to the service, giving consumers even more choice when it comes to home viewing. Google Play offers viewers a wide range of films and TV shows on demand, from the latest box office titles to the timeless […]

maxdome acquires Disney content


maxdome, the German VoD service, has agreed a deal with The Walt Disney Company for the rights to a range of blockbuster films and new seasons of hit series, episodes of which will be made available soon after their first run. The agreement provides maxdome subscribers new episodes of Grey’s Anatomy, Castle, Criminal Minds and Devious Maids one week before […]

Poland: UFC deal for Extreme Sports Channel


The UFC, the premier mixed martial arts organisation, and Extreme Sports Channel (ESC) have announced that ESC, the action sports and entertainment channel operated by international broadcaster AMC Networks International – Zone, has secured the exclusive live rights to air UFC events on its Polish feed. This four-year deal sees ESC air all live UFC events, consisting of over 40 […]

WWE Smackdown heading to USA Network


USA Network is expanding its World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) output with three series. The US cable network already is the longtime home of Monday Night Raw and recently announced that it would be bringing back reality competition series WWE Tough Enough with a new format. Now USA Network will also carry WWE SmackDown starting in early 2016. WWE SmackDown has […]

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