Premier League resumes with FTA games on Sky, Amazon, BBC

The Premier League is set to resume on June 17th. Two matches will be played on that date – Aston Villa vs Sheffield United and Manchester City vs Arsenal. Every team will have then played 29 matches, and it is expected than the remaining 90 matches will be played out…

BT Sport confirms EPL restart intentions

BT Sport confirms EPL restart intentions

With fellow Premier League rightsholder Sky having announced its initial coverage plans, BT Sport has revealed its intentions to cover 20 of the remaining 92 games required to…

Intelsat unsecured creditors win access to bankruptcy court

Some Intelsat smaller shareholders are appealing to the US Trustee that they gain special representation in the bankruptcy court, saying that they are being ignored in the satellite…

Analyst: HBO Max comes at a steep price

Analyst: HBO Max comes at a steep price

Following the launch of HBO Max in the US, Danyaal Rashid, Thematic Analyst at GlobalData, has offered his views on the SVoD platform, suggesting its pricepoint could hinder…

Law&Crime to stream Peterson murder appeal

Law&Crime, the 24/7 live trial and true crime network, will broadcast live the appeal of convicted murderer Scott Peterson at the Supreme Court of California next week. The…

NAGRA to deliver Hockey Federation fan service

The International Hockey Federation (FIH), the world’s governing body for the sport of hockey, and NAGRA, a Kudelski Group company and independent provider of content protection and multiscreen…

Research: 56% UK homes have SVoD

Research: 56% UK homes have SVoD

Data insights and consulting company Kantar has launched its new Entertainment On Demand service in the UK, designed to help entertainment industry and investors understand the full entertainment…

Report: Europe lags in full fibre roll out

Report: Europe lags in full fibre roll out

The Covid-19 crisis has highlighted the key role that fibre networks will play in European economic recovery, according to participants at a virtual event – Delivering the Full-Fibre…

Virgin Media shuts down stores

Virgin Media won’t reopen its 53 UK retail stores when lockdown ends. The company say the 341 staff will be offered alternative posts – many as home-based customer…

BARB: Prime Video fastest growing UK SVoD

BARB: Prime Video fastest growing UK SVoD

The BARB website trackers have been updated today with the latest Q1 2020 Establishment Survey data. The SVoD homes tracker shows that: The proportion of UK homes with…

Analyst: Pay-TV revenues to plunge to $150bn

Global pay-TV revenues for 138 countries peaked in 2016 at $202 billion (€184bn), according to the Global Pay TV Revenue Forecasts report from analyst firm Digital TV Research.…

Quibi now on big screens

Quibi now on big screens

Quibi is now supporting AirPlay on iOS so it can be played on the big screen – and it expects to add Chromecast soon. The company says the…

Disney+ Japan launches June 11

Disney has confirmed that its Disney+ SVoD service will launch in Japan on June 11th, in an exclusive partnership with mobile operator NTT Docomo. Customers of existing subscription…

Pluto TV expands UK content

Pluto TV expands UK content

Pluto TV’s European content push is entering its next round for British viewers. The ad-funded streaming service launches seven new channels on May 29th. The expanded line-up offers…

Channel 4 reveals 4Studio plans

Channel 4 has outlined plans for its in-house digital content studio, 4Studio – formerly announced as the Digital Creative Unit. 4Studio will be at the heart of the…

Comcast agrees HBO Max deal

Comcast agrees HBO Max deal

Comcast and WarnerMedia have agreed a deal to bring freshly-launched D2C service HBO Max to Xfinity X1 and Flex customers. As part of the deal, existing Xfinity HBO…

Chris Forrester

Eutelsat’s Video built on “sound foundations”

A report to clients from investment bank Berenberg says that Eutelsat’s cash-flow stability remains undervalued and underappreciated. It has issued…

Chris Forrester - May 27 2020 / Read More

Nick Snow

ViacomCBS makes its SVoD bet

Does the world need another global streamer? ViacomCBS thinks so and has talked of plans to bring one to market,…

Nick Snow - May 12 2020 / Read More

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