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RTL Group taking full ownership of Super RTL

RTL Group taking full ownership of Super RTL

Media group RTL’s largest business unit, Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland, is to acquire the outstanding 50 per cent shareholding in digital entertainment company Super RTL, having signed a binding agreement with…

BBC Three returning to broadcast in Jan 2022

BBC Three returning to broadcast in Jan 2022

The BBC has confirmed the return of BBC Three to TV screens as a linear channel in January 2022. In February 2016, the service became the first TV channel in…

FreeSports acquires Afghanistan, Zimbabwe cricket

FreeSports acquires Afghanistan, Zimbabwe cricket

FreeSports, owned and operated by Premier Sports, has signed a deal with RDA to broadcast all tests, ODIs and T20 fixtures involving Afghanistan and Zimbabwe live on free to air…

BBC calls for “radical” role reappraisal

BBC calls for “radical” role reappraisal

Clare Sumner, Director of Policy at the BBC, has called for a radical reappraisal of the role the Corporation plays in shaping the wider broadcast market to inform the debate…

Formula E extends Discovery partnership

Formula E extends Discovery partnership

With the first races in its seventh season just days away, Formula E and Discovery have extended their media partnership to show the all-electric racing series live across Europe. Discovery…

Mediaset scores Champions League FTA & streaming rights

Mediaset scores Champions League FTA & streaming rights

Mediaset has been awarded the Italian free-to-air and streaming rights for the UEFA Champions League for another three years, until 2024. The broadcaster will be able to air the best…

Formula E extends BBC FTA deal

Formula E extends BBC FTA deal

With the start of Season 7 fast approaching,  all-electric racing series Formula E has confirmed another broadcast deal with the extension of its media partnership with BBC Sport to show…

All Premier League on TV until fans return

All Premier League on TV until fans return

The Premier League has confirmed all fixtures for the 2020/21 season will continue to be made available to fans to watch live in the UK. This arrangement will be extended…

Survey: Pandemic accelerates broadcasters’ digital migration plans

Survey: Pandemic accelerates broadcasters’ digital migration plans

The global pandemic had major impacts on the TV industry in 2020, according to content consultancy 3Vision’s annual trends survey. Lockdowns changed audience consumption habits and caused disruption in broadcasting,…

TF1 profits down threefold

TF1 profits down threefold

Impacted by the Covid-19 crisis and a decline in the ad market, French commercial broadcaster TF1 group has posted a net profit result down to €55 million in 2020 instead…

Virgin Media boosts free TV offer

UK multiplay operator Virgin Media is extending its free TV offering by making a variety of entertainment, lifestyle and learning-based programming available for all 3.5 million TV customers, at no…

Field test success for NEXTGEN TV

Field test success for NEXTGEN TV

Newly-released field testing carried out by Sony Electronics has demonstrated the real-world advantages of next-generation TV broadcasting now being rolled out across the USA. The ATSC 3.0 or NEXTGEN TV…

That’s TV ad-free Valentine weekend on Freeview

That’s TV, the UK music channel, will rebrand as That’s 60s on Freeview on February 13th/14th, and will go completely ad-free so millions of viewers across the UK can get…

PSBs to integrate Digital UK and Freesat

PSBs to integrate Digital UK and Freesat

UK public service broadcasters the BBC, ITV and Channel 4 plan to integrate Digital UK – the joint venture which facilitates the provision of Freeview TV services and Freesat –…

TV licence fee increase confirmed

TV licence fee increase confirmed

The UK Government has confirmed that from April 1st 2021, the cost of the annual television licence fee will increase from £157.50 (€178.90) to £159.00. The Government, which is responsible…

Court TV launches on Freeview

Court TV launches on Freeview

Court TV will launch on Freeview, the UK DTT platform, on February 15th. Court TV, a multi-platform network devoted to live and in-depth legal reporting and expert analysis of some…

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