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SCN delivers digital ads to UK FTA audience

Sports Channel Network (SCN), the UK based Free to Air OTT channel, has become the first sport channel to deliver digital advertising to a free to air broadcast audience using…

Sky, C4 confirm FTA Cricket World Cup final

Sky, C4 confirm FTA Cricket World Cup final

Having vowed to make the Cricket World Cup final free-to-air should England reach the final, Sky has confirmed a partnership with Channel 4 that will make the match available for…

Freeview Play now offers over 20,000 hours of free VoD

Freeview Play viewers can now choose from over 20,000 hours of on demand content, all for free, strengthening Freeview’s hold as the UK’s fastest growing TV platform. The news comes…

No more licence for PSB funding

A young person away at college has a knock on the door. An individual with an ID card and a body cam demands a series of answers and reads them…

BBC launches personalisable ‘Click’ episode

BBC launches personalisable ‘Click’ episode

BBC World News’ technology programme, Click, has developed the world’s first interactive factual programme using object-based media technology, allowing viewers to choose from hundreds of thousands of alternative versions. A…

Cricket World Cup final FTA?

Cricket World Cup final FTA?

Sky will make the ICC Cricket World Cup final available on free-to-air television should England make it to the showpiece event at Lord’s on Sunday July 14th. Such a prospect…

Ofcom sets out PSB future

Ofcom sets out PSB future

UK broadcasting regulator Ofcom has announced a range of measures to ensure that public service broadcasters (PSBs) continue to deliver high-quality content for UK viewers and listeners. According to the…

Portugal: Eleven Sports, TVI extend Champions League FTA deal

Portugal: Eleven Sports, TVI extend Champions League FTA deal

Eleven Sports, and Portuguese TV operator, TVI, have announced the extension of a free-to-air (FTA) carriage agreement for the UEFA Champions League in Portugal for the 2019/20 and 2020/21 seasons.…

Italy: RAI loses Champions League rights

Italy: RAI loses Champions League rights

Italian public broadcaster RAI has lost the battle for FTA broadcast rights to the UEFA Champions League for the period 2019-2021. This follows a decision by the Italian court to…

Fransat: 2m users at 10 y.o.

Following its launch in 2009 by Eutelsat to allow viewers living in areas not covered by IPTV or DTT to receive free DTH programming, digital satellite service Fransat has attracted…

ICASA to examine ‘must carry’ rules

ICASA to examine ‘must carry’ rules

South Africa’s media regulator ICASA is to hold a formal examination into the country’s ‘must carry’ rules. To date, they permit MultiChoice and other pay-TV operators to carry the nation’s…

Sky Italia tops revenue tables

Italy’s largest TV broadcasters all ended 2018 in the black, with the exception of RAI and La7, which achieved break-even. According to local daily Italia Oggi, Sky Italia led on…

Spain: First live 5G TV

Spain’s public broadcaster RTVE has made the first stand-alone TV live transmission using 5G in the country during the broadcasting of a news programme. Within the framework of EuCNC 2019…

BBC announces all-HD Wimbledon

BBC announces all-HD Wimbledon

The BBC is providing coverage of all 18 courts in HD live for the first time ever at Wimbledon for 2019. In addition, BBC Sport’s digital service at Wimbledon will…

Altice Portugal, RTP 5G broadcast

Altice Portugal has partnered with public broadcaster RTP on Portugal’s first TV broadcast using 5G technology. During the trial, a pre-commercial 5G ecosystem was activated from the client terminal to…

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