Virgin Media drops UKTV channels

UK multiplay operator Virgin Media is to replace all UKTV channels from its Virgin TV service, citing changing viewing behaviours and restrictions from UKTV co-owner the BBC among the reasons for the decision. “From Sunday all UKTV channels and programmes will be replaced on Virgin TV,” advised David Bouchier, Chief…

Premier League awarded High Court blocking order

Premier League awarded High Court blocking order

The English Premier League has been granted what it describes as a “significant” High Court Order that will enable it to disrupt and block illegal streams of its…

Telia acquires Bonnier Broadcasting

Telia Company, the Swedish telco, has acquired Bonnier Broadcasting, including its brands TV4, C More and Finnish MTV, from Bonnier AB for $1 billion on a cash and…

France axes two DTT channels

Due to the ongoing reform of the French PSB sector, the French government has announced that €190 million of cost-cutting measures will take place between now and 2022,…

Movistar launches Champions League channel

Movistar launches Champions League channel

Telefónica’s pay-TV platform has launched Movistar Liga de Campeones, a new TV channel to broadcast all the UEFA Champions League and Europa League games in Spain. The channel…

Walmart confirms VoD service

Following rumours earlier this week, US retail giant Walmart has now confirmed it intends to launch an SVoD service later this year. According to a report by Variety,…

120,000 downloads for TF1 World Cup VR app

120,000 downloads for TF1 World Cup VR app

TF1’s VR app, which offered World Cup coverage during the whole tournament in Russia, has registered 120,000 downloads, according to figures directly from TF1. Launched in partnership with…

India orders 27 satellites

India has made a major commitment to protecting its future demands for satellite capacity, for DTH broadcasting, as well as scientific missions. India’s Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has…

DC streaming service sets price

DC streaming service sets price

DC Universe, the DC Comics streaming service that was unveiled last month, has revealed details of its subscription price. During a presentation at San Diego Comic Con, DC…

Spain: Masmovil acquires spectrum from Eurona

Masmovil has confirmed the acquisition of 40MHz in the 3,4-3,8GHz (“3,5 GHz”) band from Eurona Wireless Telecom. The consideration for the acquisition amounts to €30 million. With this…

Paramount TV chief fired for alleged racist slur

Paramount TV chief fired for alleged racist slur

Paramount TV chief Amy Powell has been fired over alleged insensitive remarks – which she has emphatically denied. A memo from Paramount studio head Jim Gianopulos circulated to…

India: Government seeks to ban “unpermitted” channels

India’s Jammu & Kashmir regional government is asking local cable MSOs and cable operators to immediately drop at least 30 “banned private satellite channels” in order to maintain…

SeaChange promotes Kielczewski to CTO

SeaChange International has promoted Marek Kielczewski to Chief Technology Officer (CTO) to lead its technology innovation and execution. Kielczewski, currently based in the Company’s engineering centre of excellence…

YourTV, Paramount, Vice TV join Virgin TV

YourTV, Paramount, Vice TV join Virgin TV

Virgin TV has confirmed the addition of YourTV, Paramount HD and Vice TV to its platform and will be available to all customers. YourTV, owned by Fox Networks…

KlowdTV to air Usyk vs Gassiev fight in US

On July 21st, the world’s best and undefeated cruiserweights, Oleksandr Uysk and Murat Gassiev, will battle for four world titles and the bragging rights to be crowned the…

Comcast drops Fox bid to concentrate on Sky

Comcast drops Fox bid to concentrate on Sky

Comcast has announced that it does not intend to pursue further the acquisition of Twenty-First Century Fox’s entertainment assets — choosing instead to focus on beating 21CF to…

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