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EC OKs Liberty Global/Vodafone deal

The European Commission has given its final approval of the sale of Liberty Global’s operations in Germany, Hungary, Romania and the Czech Republic to Vodafone Group. The transaction, announced May…

Vodafone Portugal unveils new 4K STB

Vodafone Portugal has introduced a new set-top box with 4K resolution for its Vodafone TV service, featuring a voice control option via Bluetooth and a simpler user interface. The voice…

Survey: 46% of UK ‘overwhelmed’ by range of broadband bundles

Survey: 46% of UK ‘overwhelmed’ by range of broadband bundles

UK consumers are feeling increasing overwhelmed by the range of broadband and content bundles on offer, according to the a report from EY’s annual digital home survey of 2,500 UK…

Virgin, Sky extend content deal

UK pay-TV operators Virgin Media and Sky have agreed a new, multi-year partnership that will see the two companies strengthen their track record of collaboration and bring an even better…

Spain: DAZN refuses to air La Liga

Spain: DAZN refuses to air La Liga

Telefónica’s “tough” financial conditions for third parties to acquire La Liga rights have ultimately driven streaming service DAZN to refuse to broadcast La Liga and the Champions League in Spain…

Report: UK CE markets looks set to fend off Brexit uncertainty

The UK consumer electronics (CE) retail market generated £19.2 billion (€21.3bn) in 2018, with further growth of 4 per cent expected this year, even with the economic uncertainty surrounding Brexit,…

Discovery expands Eurosport distribution with DAZN

Discovery expands Eurosport distribution with DAZN

DAZN, the sports streaming service, and Discovery have announced a new distribution partnership that will see Eurosport 1 HD and Eurosport 2 HD made available to DAZN subscribers in Austria, Germany, Italy and Spain. Eurosport holds exclusive…

US examines C-band spectrum

The US House Sub-committee on Communications & Technology held a hearing in Washington DC on July 16th. High on the agenda was the proposal from the C-Band Alliance on restructuring…

France.tv on Google smart speaker

France.tv on Google smart speaker

France.tv, the live TV and catch-up service from French PSB group France Télévisions, is now available across all the connected devices compatible with Google home assistant, including the new Nest…

RTL Group’s major broadcasters form new creative unit

RTL Group has announced the launch of a new creative unit – Format Creation Group (FC Group) – which will develop non-scripted formats exclusively for RTL broadcasters and streaming services.…

TDG: 73% social network users engage with TV-related content

TDG: 73% social network users engage with TV-related content

Research from The Diffusion Group (TDG) finds that 73 per cent of social network users engage with TV-related content on the sites. According to TDG’s report, The Ascent of the Social…

Fans turn to streaming for Wimbledon & Cricket finals

July 14th produced one of the most nail-biting half hours in British sporting history, with both the Wimbledon Men’s final and the Cricket World Cup final going to deciders in…

NENT adds 65,000 Viaplay subs

Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT) has reported that Viaplay, its SVoD service, saw subscribers increase 65,000 quarter on quarter to 1,421,000 representing 60 per cent of the Group’s total subscriber base.…

Report: AR/VR valuations soften creating investment/acquisition opportunities

Report: AR/VR valuations soften creating investment/acquisition opportunities

If today’s AR/VR investment/M&A dynamics continue, there could be a 12 to 18 month window for corporate and VC ‘smart money’ to do deals with AR/VR leaders at sensible valuations.…

SPI/FilmBox expands distribution in Russia with Beeline TV

SPI has expanded its channel distribution agreement with Beeline TV, operated by the Russian service provider VimpelCom, to include six of the most popular SPI/FilmBox channels. ‘’We are delighted to announce that SPI/FilmBox will now be able…