Comcast preparing to outbid Disney for Fox

Comcast, the US pay-TV giant, has confirmed it is preparing to top Disney’s $52 billion (€44.4bn) offer for 21st Century Fox. Comcast, which is also currently floating a separate bid to take control of Sky, said in a statement: “Comcast Corporation confirms that it is considering, and is in advanced…

SES showcases first 8K broadcast

Claiming to be at the forefront of television developments, SES will be broadcasting an 8K television signal via its satellite system for the first time during the annual…

IPTV challenges DTT in France

For the first time, IPTV reception has drawn level with DTT in France, registering a penetration rate of 55 per cent of TV homes in the second half…

Study: Netflix offers best original programming

Study: Netflix offers best original programming

A study from Wall Street investment bank Morgan Stanley says that 39 per cent of US consumers surveyed believe that Netflix offers the “best original programming”. This time…

Data: Nearly 5m illegal Champions League streams

As the football world gears up for the showdown between Liverpool and Real Madrid in this weekend’s UEFA Champions League Final, data from digital platform security specialist Irdeto…

Virgin TV scores 4K Champions League final

Virgin TV scores 4K Champions League final

UK football fans will be able to watch this year’s UEFA Champions League final on BT Sport in 4K Ultra HD (UHD) for the first time as part…

MTG takes full ownership of Zoomin.TV

MTG has increased its ownership in Zoomin.TV from 51 per cent to 100 per cent by acquiring the remainder of the company from Adversa Media, controlled by the…

Spain: FTTH nears 7m homes

FTTH penetration in Spain is significantly growing with almost 7 million connected homes as of February 28th. The latest data from the CNMC reveals that over the last…

BT launches ‘BT Plus’ convergent package

BT launches ‘BT Plus’ convergent package

Having signalled its intention to bring together the best of broadband, mobile and Wi-Fi to provide seamless connectivity for customers across the UK, BT has  revealed BT Plus,…

Telesat ready for “fibre-like” tests with LEO satellite

Ottawa-based satellite operator Telesat says its debut LEO craft, launched in January, is now operational and ready for testing. The news also means that Telesat has successfully secured…

Sub-€10 Canal+ offer for under 26s

For the first time Canal+ will become accessible at less than €10 per month. The pay-TV service will launch for the new term a tailor-made offer for millions…

Telefónica launching O2 in Spain

Telefónica launching O2 in Spain

Telefónica, the leading Spanish telco, is set to launch the O2 brand in the country this September, with a low-cost convergent package. With the launch, the company aims…

BPI calls for illegal site blocking

The BPI, the UK record labels association, has welcomed the announcement from the Government that it will bring forward legislation in the autumn to improve safety and reduce…

Netherlands: UHD World Cup channel on Canal Digitaal

Netherlands: UHD World Cup channel on Canal Digitaal

M7 Group, the European pay-TV provider, will be delivering all matches from this summer’s World Cup live in UHD to all subscribers of Canal Digitaal following an agreement…

Study reveals extent of inequality for female screenwriters

The under-representation of women in film and TV continues to be a hot topic of discussion, with Hollywood elite, industry professionals and audiences calling for change on how…

Nova, Discovery renew carriage agreement

Nova, Discovery renew carriage agreement

Greek multiplay operator Nova has renewed its agreement with Discovery, who it describes as “a valued partner for the last 18 years”. The agreement renewal ensures that Nova…

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