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RTL Deutschland, Gruner + Jahr combination

RTL Deutschland, Gruner + Jahr combination

With the RTL Group suggesting that the deal will create a cross-media champion across TV, streaming, print, radio and digital, RTL Deutschland has agreed with Bertelsmann to acquire Gruner +…

Study: UK SVoD subs up 50%

Study: UK SVoD subs up 50%

UK adults sought solace in screens and streaming in 2020, spending a third of their waking hours watching TV and online video content, according to broadcast regulator Ofcom’s annual study…

Netgem TV hits 200 channels

Netgem TV hits 200 channels

Netgem TV has reached the milestone of 200 channels available to its customers. This was achieved through the recent addition this summer of 20 extra channels. The new channels launch…

BITE launches on Freeview

BITE launches on Freeview

Specialist 24-hour fresh food network BITE has launched in the UK, showcasing a world of culinary adventure and simple to create meals from some of the biggest names in the…

iPlayer sees record-breaking H1

iPlayer sees record-breaking H1

Drama and sport fans helped BBC iPlayer to achieve a record-breaking first half of the year in 2021. Programmes were streamed over 3.3 billion times between January and June this…

Study: Young Brits prefer online news

Study: Young Brits prefer online news

Young people are significantly more likely to keep up with news using the Internet, over TV and other sources, according to UK broadcast regulator Ofcom’s annual news consumption report. Nine…

Ofcom consults on BBC regulation

Ofcom consults on BBC regulation

UK broadcast watchdog Ofcom is commencing a review of its regulation of the BBC. As the mid-point of the current BBC Charter period is neared, Ofcom is required to produce…

Ofcom launches BBC Three competition probe

Ofcom launches BBC Three competition probe

UK broadcast regulator Ofcom is launching a full competition assessment into the BBC’s proposal to launch BBC Three as a television channel. Its job, as required by the Charter and…

Sport TV 6, CNN to launch in Portugal

Sport TV 6, CNN to launch in Portugal

Portuguese premium sports channel operator Sport TV will launch its sixth channel in August, after receiving the green light from the Regulatory Authority for the Media (ERC). Sport TV 6…

Formula E, Channel 4 FTA deal

Formula E, Channel 4 FTA deal

UK fans of all-electric single seater racing series the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship will have even more ways to watch the forthcoming 2021 Heineken London E-Prix thanks to…

Humax updates AURA 4K Freeview Play Recorder

Humax updates AURA 4K Freeview Play Recorder

Humax has announced a firmware update (9.21) for its Android TV-based AURA 4K Freeview Play Recorder, adding numerous audio and video performance enhancements, and improvements to the overall user experience.…

Ofcom calls for stronger public service media

Ofcom calls for stronger public service media

UK broadcast regulator Ofcom is recommending a radical overhaul of laws to ensure that public service media survives and thrives in the digital age. Its recommendations to Government mark the…

NBCUniversal offers free Olympics streaming to US military

NBCUniversal offers free Olympics streaming to US military

The Exchange and Comcast NBCUniversal have announced that US service members and honourably discharged Veterans worldwide will be able to stream NBCUniversal’s extensive coverage of the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic…

BBC, ITV, C4 complete Digital UK and Freesat integration

BBC, ITV, C4 complete Digital UK and Freesat integration

The BBC, ITV and Channel 4  have brought together Digital UK , which facilitates the provision of Freeview, and Freesat, which offers access to the UK’s subscription-free satellite television service.…

TF1, Groupe M6 sign merger agreements

TF1, Groupe M6 sign merger agreements

Following the proposed merger between French commercial media groups TF1 and M6, their two parent  companies Groupe Bouygues and RTL Group, have confirmed the signing of agreements related to the…

BBC extends Wimbledon rights

BBC extends Wimbledon rights

The BBC and the All England Club have announced a three-year extension to their broadcast partnership, giving the BBC the domestic rights to broadcast the tennis tournament up to and…