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Movistar refuses to bid for football

Movistar refuses to bid for football

Telefónica’s pay-TV platform Movistar has made the first move in putting pressure on Mediapro to reduce the price of football TV rights in Spain. The company has decided not to…

Telecom Italia to pull out of Canal+ JV?

Telecom Italia looks set to pull out of a proposed joint-venture with Canal+, the pay-TV arm of its top shareholder French media group Vivendi, according to a Reuters report. Under…

Spain: Pay-TV way ahead of FTA

Pay-TV in Spain is significantly increasing its revenue share well ahead of FTA.  In the third quarter of the year, pay-TV made €523.1 million, up 14 per cent on the…

BBC TV licence fee rises again

The UK’s annual television licence fee is to rise to £150.50 (€171) from £147, the government has announced. The increase, which will come into effect on April 1st, follows last…

Mediaset to launch two new TV channels

Mediaset to launch two new TV channels

Italian commercial broadcaster Mediaset is planning to launch two new free-to-air TV channels later this year. In April, the first new channel branded ‘20’ will take the place of Rete…

SpaceX: Broadband plan slows down

Despite the success of launch of two test craft for its intended 12,000 “Starlink” satellite broadband-by-satellite global coverage scheme on February 22nd, SpaceX is now cautioning that the deployment of…

Redbox wins Disney copyright row

Disney has lost a bid to stop US movie rental company Redbox from reselling download codes for its movies. Redbox rents and sells movies via thousands of automated kiosks placed…

Manchester United launches YouTube channel

Manchester United launches YouTube channel

Manchester United has launched as official YouTube channel – which has signed up over 130,000 subscribers in less than 24 hours of going live. Manchester United were, until now, the…

Apple hires Gaumont’s Trussell

Apple has appointed Gaumont Television executive Carol Trussell as the head of production for Apple’s video programming division. Trussell was a producer for HBO’s hit fantasy-horror True Blood, and additional…

Sling TV launches NBA League Pass

Sling TV launches NBA League Pass

Sling TV has announced the launch of NBA League Pass on its service. Sling TV is the first live multichannel TV streaming service in the US to integrate NBA League…

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