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BT Sport confirms EPL restart intentions

BT Sport confirms EPL restart intentions

With fellow Premier League rightsholder Sky having announced its initial coverage plans, BT Sport has revealed its intentions to cover 20 of the remaining 92 games required to complete the…

Analyst: HBO Max comes at a steep price

Analyst: HBO Max comes at a steep price

Following the launch of HBO Max in the US, Danyaal Rashid, Thematic Analyst at GlobalData, has offered his views on the SVoD platform, suggesting its pricepoint could hinder its expansion.…

Free La Liga for UK viewers

Spain’s La Liga has been given the government green light to resume in June, and UK fans can watch free matches live on LaLigaTV by Premier Sports once the league…

Premier League resumes with FTA games on Sky, Amazon, BBC

Premier League resumes with FTA games on Sky, Amazon, BBC

The Premier League is set to resume on June 17th. Two matches will be played on that date – Aston Villa vs Sheffield United and Manchester City vs Arsenal. Every…

Research: 56% UK homes have SVoD

Research: 56% UK homes have SVoD

Data insights and consulting company Kantar has launched its new Entertainment On Demand service in the UK, designed to help entertainment industry and investors understand the full entertainment subscription service…

BARB: Prime Video fastest growing UK SVoD

BARB: Prime Video fastest growing UK SVoD

The BARB website trackers have been updated today with the latest Q1 2020 Establishment Survey data. The SVoD homes tracker shows that: The proportion of UK homes with a subscription…

Analyst: Pay-TV revenues to plunge to $150bn

Global pay-TV revenues for 138 countries peaked in 2016 at $202 billion (€184bn), according to the Global Pay TV Revenue Forecasts report from analyst firm Digital TV Research. Revenues will…

Quibi now on big screens

Quibi now on big screens

Quibi is now supporting AirPlay on iOS so it can be played on the big screen – and it expects to add Chromecast soon. The company says the lockdown –…

Disney+ Japan launches June 11

Disney has confirmed that its Disney+ SVoD service will launch in Japan on June 11th, in an exclusive partnership with mobile operator NTT Docomo. Customers of existing subscription service Disney…

Pluto TV expands UK content

Pluto TV expands UK content

Pluto TV’s European content push is entering its next round for British viewers. The ad-funded streaming service launches seven new channels on May 29th. The expanded line-up offers viewers a…

Channel 4 reveals 4Studio plans

Channel 4 has outlined plans for its in-house digital content studio, 4Studio – formerly announced as the Digital Creative Unit. 4Studio will be at the heart of the broadcasters’ digital…

Comcast agrees HBO Max deal

Comcast agrees HBO Max deal

Comcast and WarnerMedia have agreed a deal to bring freshly-launched D2C service HBO Max to Xfinity X1 and Flex customers. As part of the deal, existing Xfinity HBO customers will…

Crunchyroll on HBO Max; appoints Lai-Hung

Crunchyroll on HBO Max; appoints Lai-Hung

HBO Max launched in the US on May 27th with anime and manga streamer Crunchyroll as part of its extensive line-up. Subscribers can watch 17 top anime series including Fullmetal…

OurTV goes DTH on NigComSat-1R

OurTV goes DTH on NigComSat-1R

Abuja, Nigeria-based OurTV, which focuses on free-to-air TV channels, has launched a DTH bundle using NigComSat-1R. Viewers need to buy a suitable set-top box and install a dish but there…

Atresmedia, smartclip expand partnership

Atresmedia and smartclip, its current exclusive technology partner for digital advertising through HbbTV, have expanded their strategic agreement for Atresmedia’s Addressable TV portfolio. This agreement means a step forward in…

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