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Champions League Final in VR on BT Sport

Champions League Final in VR on BT Sport

BT has announced plans to once again make this season’s UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League finals available for free to as many people as possible, on YouTube, the…

5m Britons use pirated TV streaming services

5m Britons use pirated TV streaming services

Just shy of five million people in the UK use pirated TV streaming services, according to YouGov. The research firm’s new study, Illegal Streaming, suggests that 10 per cent of…

Virgin suspends four as it restates Lightning figures

Virgin suspends four as it restates Lightning figures

Virgin Media has suspended four staff and begun an internal investigation after admitting overstating the expansion of its superfast broadband network, Project Lightening. According to Liberty Global, Virgin Media originally…

Vodafone debuts 4K channels and VoD

Vodafone debuts 4K channels and VoD

Vodafone Spain is launching a new 4K TV service with five TV channels (10 by year end ) and VoD content for subscribers with convergent packages, like Vodafone One. The…

Western Europe VoD revenues up 60% this year

Western Europe VoD revenues up 60% this year

Revenues from VoD services in Western Europe this year will grow at a record rate of 60 per cent compared to 2015, according to a report by Rome-based ITMedia Consulting.…

Canal Plus: Unions want to see accounts

Canal Plus’s worker representatives who sit on the broadcaster’s advisory board have exercised their rights to demand access to the company’s financial records. News service Agence France Presse (AFP) is…

UK TV ad spend tops £5bn

UK TV ad spend tops £5bn

TV advertising revenue in the UK totalled £5.27 billion (€6.76bn) in 2015, up 7.4 per cent on 2014, according to full year revenue figures provided to Thinkbox – the marketing…

US pay-TV drops 781,000 subs in 2015

US pay-TV drops 781,000 subs in 2015

The six leading pay-TV services in the US gained 125,000 subscribers overall in the last quarter of 2015 but the informitv Multiscreen Index shows that they collectively lost 781,000 subscribers…

Japan makes 4K commitment

Japan makes 4K commitment

Japan’s Ministry of Internal Affairs & Communications says the country is likely to have between 19 and 22 4K channels on air by 2018. Some Japanese broadcasters, notably JSAT’s SkyPerfecTV,…

Sky confirms Sky Q availability

Sky confirms Sky Q availability

Sky has confirmed that Sky Q, its next generation home entertainment system, is now available to buy. Following Sky Q’s unveiling in November 2015, now both existing Sky customers and…