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Premiership Rugby debuts on terrestrial TV

Premiership Rugby debuts on terrestrial TV

History will be made at Twickenham Stadium on December 30th when Harlequins v Northampton Saints will be the first Aviva Premiership Rugby match to be broadcast live on terrestrial TV.…

Analyst: European cable growth potential limited

As research firm IHS Markit and Cable Europe released a report suggesting that the European cable industry continued to show resiliency and steady growth in 2016, Mohammed Hamza, Senior Research…

Research: Emotive ads get better sales

Research: Emotive ads get better sales

TV advertisements that generate strong emotional reactions deliver a stronger sales impact, a new study by marketing science academic Professor Karen Nelson-Field has found. The study,…

Freeview Play on Sony BRAVIA TVs

Freeview and Sony have announced the successful roll out of Freeview Play on selected Sony BRAVIA TV models. The subscription-free catch-up and on-demand platform provides access to BBC iPlayer, ITV…

World Cup remains FTA in Spain

World Cup remains FTA in Spain

Mediaset Spain, operator of Tele 5 and Cuatro, has acquired the TV rights to the Football World Cup 2018 to broadcast all 64 matches FTA in the country. Mediaset also…

UK broadcasters launch The Big TV Festival

UK commercial broadcasters Channel 4, ITV and Sky are joining forces to launch The Big TV Festival, an unprecedented collaboration between the broadcasters. Co-produced with Thinkbox, the marketing body for…

BBC merges Worldwide and Studios

BBC merges Worldwide and Studios

The BBC is to merge BBC Studios and BBC Worldwide to form a single commercial organisation, to be called BBC Studios, suggesting that at a time of an increasingly competitive and…

iPlayer to deliver Christmas box-sets

iPlayer to deliver Christmas box-sets

In a move that pitches it in competition to SVoD rivals such as Netflix and Amazon, Charlotte Moore, the BBC’s Director of Content, has revealed plans to bring a host…

53% Arab FTA satellite TV channels have online presence

During October 2017, the Arab Advisors Group examined 975 fully operational FTA satellite TV channels targeting the Arab World, to research their online presence. Of the analysed stations, 53.6 per…

Freeview bosses warn of SVoD challenge

Freeview bosses warn of SVoD challenge

The companies responsible for UK free-to-air DTT platform Freeview have called on industry and policy makers to ‘step up’ to meet the profound changes in television being driven by American tech…