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Hulu strikes exclusive CSI SVoD deal


US online entertainment streaming service Hulu has acquired the exclusive subscription video on demand (SVoD) rights to all previous seasons of CBS’s award-winning, critically-acclaimed crime drama CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. All episodes will be available for streaming on Hulu with a Plus subscription beginning early April. Through the multi-year agreement, Hulu subscribers will be able to stream more than 300 […]

Universal boards Vessel for online music videos

Universal Music Group (UMG) and premium online video service Vessel have struck a deal to première selected UMG videos through Vessel for an exclusive time period before making the content available on free, ad-supported services. “Vessel represents the latest business model innovation for premium short-form content and we’re pleased to extend our industry-leading track record of empowering entrepreneurs who are […]

La Liga seeks new TV rights model

The English Premier League’s lucrative new TV rights deal has inspired Spain’s La Liga to seek a new model to negotiate with broadcasters for more money – and to install a fair balance between the largest and smallest football teams. La Liga, with broadcast rights owned by media company Mediapro, is the only top European league in which clubs negotiate […]

Telefónica scores FC Barcelona TV rights


Barcelona has agreed to sell the rights to screen their La Liga matches next season to a unit of Spanish telecoms giant Telefónica, ending a long-standing collaboration with broadcaster Mediapro. The deal will also see Telefónica take over the running of Barcelona’s in-house television channel, the club said on their website According to local media reports, the deal was worth […]

Fitch affirms Sky ‘BBB-‘ rating

Global rating agency Fitch Ratings has affirmed Sky’s Long-term Issuer Default Rating (IDR) and senior unsecured ratings at ‘BBB-‘ following the announcement of the latest English Premier League (EPL) rights auction. The Rating Outlook on the IDR is Stable. The rating affirmation takes into account the material programming cost inflation Sky faces from FY17, the first year of the newly […]

Netflix partners with Fetch TV for Oz market

In advance of its planned launch in Australia and New Zealand, online movie and TV subscription service Netflix has secured a further operator carriage deal with the news that Australian IPTV platform Fetch TV is to make the service available on the Fetch TV Second Generation set-top box. From the integrated Netflix app, Fetch TV subscribers will be able to […]

Megaupload conspirator jailed


A computer programmer for the Mega copyright piracy conspiracy, Estonian Andrus Nomm, has pleaded guilty in connection with his involvement with and associated piracy websites. He was sentenced to a year and a day in federal prison for conspiring to commit felony copyright infringement, with an Assistant Attorney General vowing to ensure all those responsible are held to account. […]

Fox scores US World Cup rights to 2026

Scolari and Neymar reflect on Brazil's Confederations Cup victory - video

FIFA, football’s world governing body, is extending the deals for its tournaments through 2026 with Fox. Fox adds the rights to the US English-language coverage of the 2026 World Cup to its existing agreement for the 2018 and 2022 events. The 2025 Confederations Cups and the 2023 Women’s World Cup are also part of the contract. Terms of the contracts […]

EPIX and DISH renew carriage agreement

EPIX and DISH Network have reached a multi-year renewal agreement for continued carriage of EPIX to DISH customers. In addition to its four channels – EPIX, EPIX 2, EPIX 3 and EPIX Drive-In – DISH customers in the US who subscribe to EPIX will have access to more than 2,000 VoD titles on, and via the DISH Anywhere […]

Network 10, Fox partner for F1 coverage

Australian commercial broadcaster Network Ten has extended its long-term partnership of more than a decade with Formula One Management to broadcast the FIA Formula One World Championship until the end of the 2019 season. The new deal incorporates the final year of Network Ten’s existing agreement in 2015, making the new broadcast deal five years, which is says is “great […]

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