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BBC warns of spectrum loss threat

Andy Quested, Lead, BBC Production Standards, has warned that any further reduction of the spectrum available for terrestrial broadcasting could seriously hinder the ability of broadcasters such as the BBC…

AT&T completes Time Warner acquisition

Following the US Court ruling that rejected the US Justice Department’s objection to the deal, AT&T has completed its acquisition of Time Warner, bringing together what AT&T says is global…

LOVEStv goes live in Spain

LOVEStv, a joint HbbTV platform created by Spanish broadcasters RTVE, Atresmedia and Mediaset, has commenced transmissions. The FTA platform – that will become an OTT service in a later phase…

Comcast makes $65bn Fox bid

Comcast makes $65bn Fox bid

Seemingly emboldened by the US Court decision that rejected the Justice Department’s objection to the AT&T/Comcast merger, Comcast has made what it says is a superior all-cash proposal to acquire…

Spain: Small DTTs, regional pubcasters against TV duopoly

Spain: Small DTTs, regional pubcasters against TV duopoly

Small DTT channels and regional public broadcasters in Spain are uniting  to fight against the FTA duopoly of Mediaset and Atresmedia, who together claim over 85 per cent TV ad…

Spain: Sony pulls out of FTA DTT market

Sony has reportedly ruled out breaking into Spain’s FTA DTT market in light of the low audience the new DTT operators are attracting, and the weak ad revenues. The company…

UK broadcasters secure FTA TV future

UK broadcasters secure FTA TV future

The UK’s major broadcast companies have signed a new five-year agreement to accelerate digital terrestrial TV service Freeview’s transition to a fully hybrid platform, providing the best in free-to-view live…

Mediaset only sees a future for FTA and VoD

Italian broadcaster Mediaset has said it only sees a future for free-to-air TV and on-demand content as traditional pay-TV continues to face challenges. The prediction was made by Mediaset vice-president…

ECA confirms Egypt will air 22 World Cup games

The Egyptian Competition Authority (ECA) has issued a statement putting forth that FIFA made an infringement of the Egyptian right to broadcast 22 games of the upcoming World Cup in…

ITV extends French Open rights

ITV extends French Open rights

FTA commercial broadcaster ITV, which has held the rights to show the Rolad Garros tennis Grand Slam tournament since 2012, will now take its coverage into the next decade under…

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