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Australia: NBCU SVoD content for Presto

Australia: NBCU SVoD content for Presto

NBCUniversal content is heading to Australian streaming service Presto. Shows including 30 Rock, Parks and Recreation, Grimm and Heroes are all available effective immediately. A second batch of shows, including…

Australians’ AFL viewing fragmented across devices

With News Corp, Telstra and Channel Seven recently agreeing to pay a share of over A$2.5 billion (€1.58bn) for six years of AFL broadcast rights from 2017, Roy Morgan Research…

Sky Deutschland, RTL extend F1 rights

Sky Deutschland and Formula One World Championship Limited have confirmed an extension of their broadcast deal through the 2017 season. In addition to live broadcasting rights via satellite and cable,…

ESPN acquires rights to 35th America’s Cup

ESPN has acquired the exclusive multiplatform rights to the 35th America’s Cup in more than 40 territories, including Mexico, Central America and South America, and non-exclusive rights in the Caribbean.…

Pair jailed for Premier League football fraud

Pair jailed for Premier League football fraud

Fraudsters who illegally sold on access to Premier League football coverage have been jailed following a joint investigation by Surrey Police and the Federation Against Copyright Theft (FACT). Simon Hopkins…

Amazon strikes Fear The Walking Dead VoD deal

Amazon strikes Fear The Walking Dead VoD deal

Amazon has announced a multi-territory deal with Entertainment One (eOne) that brings AMC Studios’ Fear The Walking Dead, the upcoming companion series to the hit show The Walking Dead, to…

FAST: Harmonise online and offline copyright infringement

UK trade body the Federation Against Software Theft (FAST) has called for equal treatment in the eyes of the law for online and offline copyright offences in its formal response…

AFL secures A$2.5bn rights deal

AFL secures A$2.5bn rights deal

Australian Rules Football will reap a major financial windfall after striking what it describes as a “colossal” new six-year, A$2.5 billion (€1.6bn) broadcast rights agreement. The new deal announced by…

Illegal Dubai operator hit with fine

The Dubai Court has imposed a fine of Dh50,000 (€12,300) on a distributor of UKTV Abroad packages, an unlicensed and unauthorised IPTV service in the UAE. Pay-TV operator OSN filed…

Amazon: Clarkson show “very, very, very expensive”

Proclaiming a “golden age of television”, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has suggested the planned motoring show to be presented on its Prime Instant Video TV streaming service by the ex-Top…