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StarHub marks National Day with 80+ free channels in Singapore

As part of Singapore’s Bicentennial celebrations, StarHub is opening an extensive number of channels, free for all to enjoy. From August 8th to August 14th, everyone in Singapore will have…

Freeview mobile app launches on Android

Freeview’s mobile app is now available to download from the Google Play Store, giving Android users the freedom to watch their favourite TV on-the-go. Users can stream live shows from…

BARB figures for ‘Super Sunday’ show FTA still champion

Final viewing figures for the big Sunday of sport (July 14th) when England won the Cricket World Cup show just what a dilemma sports rights owners face when deciding how…

Charity warns over-75s TV licence plan will be a “car crash”

Charity warns over-75s TV licence plan will be a “car crash”

More than a million pensioners will struggle to pay their TV licence once the concession is scrapped next year, the Age UK charity has warned. The BBC will no longer…

Sports Channel Network provides FTA cricket for UK

Sports Channel Network provides FTA cricket for UK

UK cricket fans can watch the sport, free of charge, on Sports Channel Network (SCN) as the OTT channel signs up the new European Cricket League and the Hong Kong…

ITV H1: Ad sales down 5%, online revenues up 18%

ITV, the UK’s dominant FTA commercial broadcaster, has reported that total advertising sales fell 5 per cent to £849 million (948.9m). In May, ITV had forecast a 6 per cent…

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…