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UK consults on content portability

The UK’s Intellectual Property Office (IPO) has launched a consultation on its proposed approach to enforcement of the EU Portability Regulation which ends on January 31st 2018. From April 1st…

F1 2017: Strong TV and digital audience growth

F1 2017: Strong TV and digital audience growth

The 2017 season saw Formula 1 register an increase in audience figures across both TV and digital platforms compared to the previous year, with F1 the fastest growing sport brand…

Spain: FTA loses ground on pay-TV

Spain: FTA loses ground on pay-TV

The rapid take-up of pay-TV in Spain is causing FTA TV channels to lose viewers. In 2017, the three largest FTA TV stations – Tele 5, Antena 3 and the…

New French HD DTT keeps taking audience share

In 2017, traditional French channels registered their worst audience shares in years, with the  exception of PSB channels France 3, whose audience share remained stable at 9.1 per cent and…

£60m boost for UK kids’ TV  

£60m boost for UK kids’ TV   

A new multi-million-pound fund to help increase the range of children’s television in the UK has been announced by Culture Secretary Karen Bradley. The £60 million (€67.5m) fund will be…

Mediaset wins Italian World Cup rights

For the first time ever, Italian state broadcaster RAI will not transmit the FIFA Football World Cup. Commercial rival Mediaset has won the exclusive rights to air the 2018 FIFA…

MTV goes FTA in Germany

MTV goes FTA in Germany

Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) has announced the launch of youth entertainment brand MTV on FTA in Germany. The 24-hour music and entertainment channel is available via satellite, cable networks,…

PBS America launches on Freeview

PBS America, the British TV channel from America’s Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) has launched on Freeview channel 94. The announcements marks Freeview’s 12th and final channel launch of 2017. Since…

DVB-T2 households to reach 72% by 2022 in Europe

Dataxis research sheds light on the importance that DVB‐T2, the extension of the television standard DVB‐T, will acquire in the upcoming years. This system was devised to enable a better…

Lobby groups attack EU online rights proposal

Lobby groups attack EU online rights proposal

Representatives of European public service media and consumers have urged the European Parliament to reject the Proposal for a Regulation on Online Broadcasting during the plenary vote scheduled for December…