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Champions League, Europa League finals free on BT Sport

In addition to its exclusive coverage on BT Sport 1 and BT Sport Ultimate, BT Sport is making the 2023 UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, and UEFA Europa Conference League finals available to watch for free in the UK on TV, online or on mobile. All three European finals will be available for free […]

May 30, 2023By Nik Roseveare

ProSiebenSat.1 Q1: ‘In line with expectations’

German commercial broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1 Group closed the first quarter of 2023 in line with expectations: Group revenues are still impacted by the challenging macroeconomic environment and were thus 13 per cent below the previous year at €816 million in the first three months of the year (previous year: €941 million). In particular as a result […]

May 26, 2023

Eurovision Song Contest reaches 162m viewers

The 67th Eurovision Song Contest (ESC), hosted by the BBC in Liverpool, on behalf of Ukraine, and organised by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), reached 162 million people over the three live shows across 38 public service media markets. The viewing share of the Grand Final on May 13th was 40.9 per cent and remains […]

May 25, 2023By Colin Mann

JOUR, Paranormal HQ join FAST Channels TV

JOUR and Paranormal HQ have joined FAST Channels TV giving audiences unique films focusing on three main areas: Human Potential, our Evolving Planet and Classified Reality. JOUR showcases human interest documentaries, films and episodic series that seek to inspire global action. Through the science of wellness and spirituality, our evolving planet, and humanity’s quest for […]

May 25, 2023

Ofcom consults on BBC performance measurement

UK broadcast regulator Ofcom has published a consultation on proposed changes to the performance measurement framework (PMF) it uses to assess the BBC’s performance in delivering its Mission and promoting its Public Purposes. The existing PMF was put in place in 2017 and sets out the performance measures, metrics and main data sources used for […]

May 25, 2023By Colin Mann

Channel 4 unveils single brand

UK commercial PSB Channel 4 says it is boldly bringing all its digital, social, and linear channels together under one single brand as All 4 becomes ‘Channel 4’, elevating the broadcaster’s streaming-first commitment for the digital age. It says audiences will enjoy a more seamless and connected viewing experience across all of Channel 4’s services […]

May 24, 2023

Broadcast 2040+ campaign grows numbers

Pressure is mounting on the UK Government to safeguard digital terrestrial TV (more commonly known as Freeview) and aerial radio services until at least 2040, following record breaking viewing figures during Eurovision and the Coronation. A coalition of groups calling for these vital services to be protected has expanded significantly in recent weeks, with a […]

May 17, 2023By Colin Mann

One trick to acquiring customers for FAST streaming platforms

…and how to retain existing active users We’ve all seen that click bait headline offering to show you one weird trick to burn belly fat, combat hair loss or reverse your diabetes (or does that say something about our search history?). Well, there’s one trick to getting customers for your FAST streaming platform and it’s […]

May 16, 2023

AMC launches True Crime UK FAST channel

Amazon Freevee and Rakuten TV viewers are now able to watch CBS Reality programmes as the CBS AMC Networks UK Channels Partnership, a joint venture between AMC Networks International and Paramount Global, launches a free, ad-supported streaming TV (FAST) channel, True Crime UK from CBS Reality. Programming launch highlights on the channel include original true […]

May 15, 2023

Chicken Soup for the Soul signs AMC FAST deal

Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment has signed a deal with AMC Networks to add 12 Free Ad-Supported Streaming Television (FAST) channels. These new channels include the post-apocalyptic horror drama The Walking Dead Universe, the sketch comedy series Portlandia, and sports fan-focused MSG SportsZone. The channels will soon be available and can be accessed through […]

May 15, 2023