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YouTube Originals go free

YouTube Originals go free

YouTube Originals is making a portion of its library of programming free to watch. The selection of popular legacy titles were previously only available in their entirety to YouTube Premium…

Hong Kong: PCCW offers free NOW E & NOW TV

PCCW Media, an integrated multimedia and entertainment company headquartered in Hong Kong, is offering its Now E service free to all Hong Kong viewers in the midst of the Covid-19…

ViacomCBS extends LatAm free trial

ViacomCBS extends LatAm free trial

ViacomCBS Networks Americas, a division of ViacomCBS, has announced a 1-month extended trial periods for OTT streaming services in Latin America (except Brazil), including Noggin and Paramount+ for new users…

Discovery aligns FTA channel branding with dplay

Discovery aligns FTA channel branding with dplay

Discovery UK has rolled out its biggest ever integrated brand refresh across its free-to-air portfolio, including Quest, Quest Red, Really, HGTV, Food Network and DMAX. The new branding fully aligns…

Virgin Media offers another 18 free channels

Virgin Media offers another 18 free channels

Virgin Media is giving its TV customers 18 of its most popular entertainment channels at no extra cost until May 2nd. Available immediately, entertainment channels such as Comedy Central, Discovery,…

France Télévisions demands Canal+ FTA compensation

France Télévisions demands Canal+ FTA compensation

Public service broadcaster France Télévisions has written to pay-TV operator Canal+ demading financial compensation after the group decided to unencrypt its pay-TV channels on all French set-top-boxes over the last…

EFF joins Locast defence team

Digital civil liberties advocacy body the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has joined the legal team defending Sports Fans Coalition NY (SFCNY), the non-profit organisation that runs Locast, a free, local…

Kid’s channels go free on Virgin Media

Kid’s channels go free on Virgin Media

Virgin Media will be giving its TV customers seven of its most popular children’s channels at no extra cost until April 21st. This includes family favourites such as Cartoon Network,…

UK MPs to consider PSB future

The Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee of the UK’s House of Commons has launched an inquiry which will consider the future of public service broadcasting (PSB) in a digital…

UK PSBs call for freelancer support

UK PSBs call for freelancer support

The UK’s public service broadcasters (BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5, S4C) have come together to ask the Government to work with them to support freelancers working in the broadcasting…

Channel 5 boosts free kids’ content

Channel 5 boosts free kids’ content

Channel 5 is ramping up the amount of free kids’ content available on its multiplatform pre-school brand Milkshake!, in a bid to help keep kids occupied at home. Across the…

Sling TV gives US free 14-day ‘quarantine offer’

As US healthcare systems and local and state governments are working to keep constituents informed during the Covid-19 crisis across the country, Sling TV has opened its news-rich Sling Blue…

Comcast opens up VoD catalogues

Comcast opens up VoD catalogues

Responding to the increased viewing demand brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic, Comcast has made the on demand catalogues from a series of premium networks and subscription video on demand…

Tough times ahead for European FTA TV

The Coronavirus might be helping stay-at-home folk improve viewing ratings, but European commercial TV free-to-air broadcasters are expected to have a tough time for the upcoming quarter year, at least.…

BBC Sounds app for connected TVs

BBC Sounds app for connected TVs

Music, radio and podcast fans can now enjoy over 80,000 hours of audio content on their connected TV with the launch of the BBC Sounds TV app. The new TV…