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Analyst: Apple TV+ limited reach hinders growth

Analyst: Apple TV+ limited reach hinders growth

The Apple TV+ app will initially address only about half of the total US market, so the service is likely to encounter limited subscriber growth compared to competitors that have…

9% Brits admit pirate streaming Premier League

9% Brits admit pirate streaming Premier League

Almost one in 10 (9 per cent) Brits admit to having illegally streamed at least one Premier League game over the past 12 months, according to research from personal finance…

Spain: Pay-TV revenues and subs increase in Q1

Pay-TV take-up continues to grow in Spain to the detriment of FTA TV. In the first quarter of 2019, pay-TV revenues increased by 2.6 per cent to €563.6 million, whereas…

MPs: ‘Restore free TV licences for over-75s’

MPs: ‘Restore free TV licences for over-75s’

The Government and the BBC should agree a funding formula to restore free licences, according to the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee of the UK House of Commons, which…

DISH & DirecTV merger back on?

Private equity fund Apollo Global Management is reportedly looking to help engineer a merger between the USA’s two giant DTH players, DirecTV (now owned by AT&T) and Charlie Ergen’s DISH…

Deezer to mount IPO?

Streaming music service deezer is reported to be considering mounting an IPO in about 18 months’ time. The France-based service is run by Hans-Holger Albrecht and backed financially by Saudi…

ESPN to air college football in live native 4K

Beginning this weekend, ESPN will deliver select regular season college football games live in native 4K resolution in the US as part of the Samsung QLED 4K Game of the…

STELA hearing on Oct 23rd

The US STELA Act permits households to receive re-transmitted TV signals from far-distant broadcasters. It is due to be examined by a US government committee on October 23rd, and its…

Britbox reveals agency line-up

Britbox reveals agency line-up

Total Media has been awarded the streaming service’s contract for media strategy, whilst creative agency ITV Creative is on-board and responsible for the UK branding and launch advertising campaign following…

Virgin Media Ireland launches Smart Home packages

Virgin Media Ireland has launched its Smart Home packages, offering customers ultimate flexibility of devices in the home. Partnering with Google and TP-Link, Virgin Media are offering customers a range…

Pixalate reveals ‘trust index’ for Programmatic

RhythmOne has ranked top fn the Q2 2019 Programmatic Seller Trust Indexes as issued by omni-channel fraud intelligence company Pixalate. RhythmOne was named #1 on the display-focused Global Seller Trust…

France Télévisions Publicité taps AWS MediaTailor

France Télévisions Publicité taps AWS MediaTailor

French public television advertising sales house France Télévisions Publicité (FranceTV Publicité) has used AWS Elemental MediaTailor to power dynamic ad insertion for its France TV Sport application, accessible via iOS,…

MyZen TV launches on Nova DTH platform

The well-being channel MyZen TV, in partnership with THEMA, has announced its launch in Greece and Cyprus on DTH platform Nova. Nova is a provider of bundled home entertainment and…

Report: UK still largest audiovisual market in Europe

Report: UK still largest audiovisual market in Europe

The UK is still the dominant player in the broadcast content and services market even as Brexit approaches. In fact the Office of National Statistics reveals the booming film and…

Report: Pay-TV remains top buyer of US scripted content

Report: Pay-TV remains top buyer of US scripted content

Despite the growing dominance of subscription services with global buying power, pay-TV channels are still licensing the most premium US dramas in major revenue generating markets. Over the last three…

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