MásMóvil buys Nowo

Spain’s fourth largest telecom operator MàsMóvil, together with GAEA Inversión, have acquired joint control of the owner of Portuguese communications operators Nowo and Oni. According to the Competition Authority (AdC), the two Spanish companies reached an agreement with US private equity fund KKR for the purchase of Cabonitel. GAEA Inversión…

8K coverage for Rugby World Cup

Organisers of the Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan have suggested that Asia’s first tournament will set new standards in rugby broadcast production, providing a record global footprint…

Sky to add Sky Crime and Sky Comedy channels

Sky to add Sky Crime and Sky Comedy channels

Sky has unveiled plans to launch two new channel brands within its entertainment portfolio. Sky Crime will launch in October 2019 and Sky Comedy in February 2020, with…

Anti-piracy victory for creative coalition

Anti-piracy victory for creative coalition

The Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment (ACE) – a global coalition dedicated to protecting the dynamic legal market and reducing online piracy – has obtained a permanent injunction…

Licensees fined for Sky Sports infringement

Licensees fined for Sky Sports infringement

Following successful legal action taken by Sky, three premises in the Republic of Ireland have been ordered to pay damages for infringing Sky’s copyright by showing Sky Sports…

Samba TV acquires Axwave

Samba TV, a provider of global TV data and audience analytics, has acquired Axwave through a combination of cash and stock. Exact terms of the deal are not…

Research: Huawei key to 5G market volume

Research: Huawei key to 5G market volume

According to the latest research – 5G Smartphone Sales: China to Drive Rapid Growth in 2020 – from Strategy Analytics, global sales of 5G smartphones will reach 160…

Pluto TV adds The NFL Channel

Pluto TV adds The NFL Channel

The National Football League (NFL) and Pluto TV, the free streaming television service in the US, have announced the launch of a new channel celebrating the NFL’s iconic and…

Onefootball, Sky Deutschland PPV partnership

Sky Deutschland’s offering for the Bundesliga and the DFB-Pokal is now available live and on a pay-per-view basis in Germany via the app of the football media platform,…

Comscore, PlaceIQ launch Movie Lift

Comscore, a partner for planning, transacting and evaluating media across platforms, has announced the addition of a new offering within its suite of Marketing Impact solutions, Movie Lift.…

WWE’s NXT heads to USA Network

WWE and USA Network have confirmed a long-rumoured agreement to air WWE’s weekly show, NXT, live on USA Network starting September 18th. Following NXT’s growth in popularity, the…

Report: Apple TV+ November launch at $9.99

Report: Apple TV+ November launch at $9.99

According to reports originating from Bloomberg, Apple will launch its TV+ SVoD service in November, and it will be priced at $9.99 (€9) following a free month trial.…

Sky launches Sky Broadband Ultrafast

Sky has announced the launch of its all-new broadband offering, Sky Broadband Ultrafast, which gives UK households access to over 12 times faster speeds than Sky’s standard broadband,…

Italian pay DTT drops from 32 to 21 channels

Italian pay DTT drops from 32 to 21 channels

A total of 413 TV channels were available throughout Italy in June 2019 on the main distribution platforms, of which 350 were owned by producers based in Italy.…

Initiative targets illegal streaming services

Initiative targets illegal streaming services

In July 2019, investigators from UK intellectual property protection organisation FACT (Federation Against Copyright Theft) and UK law enforcement agencies attended sixteen premises across the UK serving Cease…

Avanti: Share price meltdown

London-based speciality satellite operator Avanti Communications says it wants to cancel its listing of its ordinary shares from the London ‘junior’ exchange Alternative Investment Market. It made the…

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