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EU copyright reform stalls

EU reforms to copyright rules stalled this week as a meeting of Euro MPs and officials was called off, with publishers blaming Google and other tech giants for lobbying against…

IHS: EU broadcasters need digital ad alliances

Across Western Europe, advertising revenue continues a gradual shift toward digital avenues, at the expense of TV advertising outlays. IHS Markit estimates that in the five biggest markets – UK,…

Futuresource: “Seismic shifts in US video and TV market”

Futuresource: “Seismic shifts in US video and TV market”

Futuresource Consulting has unveiled what it believes are “seismic shifts” in the US entertainment space in two  reports. The USA report from the global Video Insights series goes some way…

Orange ‘denies’ full takeover of Euskaltel

Orange Spain has denied press reports the group is considering taking a 100 per cent stake in the Basque-country-based telco operator Euskaltel. In a statement to the Spanish stock market…

Premier League condemns beoutQ piracy

Premier League condemns beoutQ piracy

The Premier League has issued a statement saying that it is aware of new evidence presented by beIN Media Group, which further demonstrates that its content is being illegally broadcast…

Analyst: beIN dispute hits MENA pay-TV subs

Pay-TV revenues for 20 MENA countries fell by 11 per cent between 2016 and 2018 to just under $3 billion (€2.64bn), according to analyst firm Digital TV Research. Given the…

ITV hopes for £150m HQ sale

ITV hopes for £150m HQ sale

ITV aims to raise at least £150 million (€170m) from the sale of its headquarters on London’s South Bank. The landmark London Studios site is one of the biggest mixed…

OneWeb cuts back on satellite launches

OneWeb, the proposed super-constellation of 600 satellites, has surprised the market by dramatically cutting back on its planned launch of 10 satellites next month. Founder Greg Wyler now says that…

Formula 1 grows TV and digital audiences

Formula 1 grows TV and digital audiences

Formula 1 has registered a significant increase in its audience figures during the 2018 season, across both digital and TV platforms, compared to the previous year. In terms of unique…

Acorn TV launches in Spain

Acorn TV, the streaming service for British and international TV content operated by AMC Networks-owned RLJ Entertainment, has launched in Spain with a library of TV series and documentaries from…

Spain: Mediapro scores World Cup 2022 rights

Spain: Mediapro scores World Cup 2022 rights

FIFA has awarded Mediapro the rights to the 2022 FIFA World Cup, which is to be held in Qatar between November 21st and December 18th, a change in calendar (due…

Sony closing Crackle LatAm

Sony Pictures Television is closing Crackle Latin America as of April 30th. The SVoD service has some 400,000 subscribers across 17 countries, but Sony has deemed that the business isn’t…

The Queen buys into SiriusXM

The Queen buys into SiriusXM

Unfortunately, Her Majesty the Queen cannot receive SiriusXM in the UK, with or without a seatbelt. However, in her name the Canadian Province of Alberta, and represented by the Alberta…

A+E Networks content sales in LatAm & US Hispanic markets

A+E Networks has secured a raft of new programming sales among LatAm and US Hispanic markets. “We are thrilled to continue to build partnerships which such top tier platforms across the…

Yahoo streams NBA mobile show

Yahoo streams NBA mobile show

The Bounce, a live, weekly studio show centred around the NBA, will debut today (January 21st) on Yahoo. The built-for-mobile show will feature a “nightly pulse of the league” with…