Advanced Television


RTL FY 2022: Strong revenue growth

Pan-European broadcaster RTL has reported full-year Group revenue up 8.8 per cent to a record level of €7.2 billion, up 1.6 per cent organically despite decreasing advertising markets in Germany and France. Paying subscribers for RTL Group’s streaming services in Germany, the Netherlands and Hungary up 44.3 per cent to 5.5 million. Market consolidation remains […]

March 16, 2023

Green light for MFE in Spain

Shareholders in Mediaset España have approved the integration of the company into Berlusconi’s Media for Europe (MFE), with the move to be completed within a month. The president of Mediaset Spain, Borja Prado, supported the merger as the “most appropiate way” for the company’s expansion and for head-to-head competition against global giants such as Netflix, […]

March 16, 2023From David Del Valle in Madrid

ITV to show UK horse racing until 2026

UK commercial broadcaster ITV has agreed a new three year deal to show exclusive, free to air coverage of UK horse racing until the end of 2026. Well over 100 days of live coverage will be shown across ITV1 and ITV4 each year – all simulcast on ITVX – along with morning racing programme The […]

March 14, 2023By Colin Mann

Vevo launches linear channels on Amazon Freevee

Vevo, the music video network, has announced an expansion of its partnership with Amazon to launch new Vevo FAST channels on Amazon Freevee in both the UK and Germany. The announcement comes following an initial launch on Freevee in the US in December. Vevo’s flagship linear channel, Vevo Pop, will be available in both markets […]

March 9, 2023By Nik Roseveare

Qwest channels launch on Freeview

Music streaming brand Qwest TV is now available via Channelbox in the UK on Freeview channel 271. Music fans will now be able to access great musical gems curated by the legendary Quincy Jones via Qwest TV jazz & Beyond and Qwest TV mix channels on Channelbox. The channels offering includes: exclusive concerts from legendary […]

March 9, 2023

France: Free launches AVoD service  

Internet service provider Free has launched its first AVoD service in France – a film and drama series offering branded OQEE Ciné. Exclusive to Freebox subscribers, the service is accessible, limitless, at no additional charge, straight from their TV or via a dedicated OQEE by Free app. At launch, OQEE Ciné boasts 300 movies, series, […]

March 7, 2023From Pascale Paoli-Lebailly in Paris

wedotv launches FAST channels in the UK

Ad-supported streaming service wedotv has launched its FAST channels wedo movies and wedo big stories on the UK OTT platform Freeview via Channelbox. wedo movies is a movie service featuring contemporary films. Factual Entertainment channel we do big stories features nature and science documentaries and outdoor/adventure lifestyle programming. Both are delivered as FAST channels and are now available to consumers on the […]

March 7, 2023

beIN Sports to air UEFA WCL FTA in MENA

To mark International Women’s Day 2023, beIN Media Group has announced it will broadcast the UEFA Women’s Champions League (UWCL) quarter-finals, semi-finals, and final across the MENA region, both on its flagship beIN Sports free-to-air channel and its official YouTube channel, giving major exposure to women’s football. On March 21st, Bayern Munich face Arsenal in […]

March 7, 2023

Spain: Record pay-TV audience

The existing 73 pay thematic channels in Spain drew 21 million viewers in February, representing 45.5 per cent of the population and breaking and a new audience record, according to Barlovento Comunicación.The most widely watched pay-TV channels are DAZN LaLiga, followed by LaLiga TV (Movistar Plus), AXN, Fox, Liga de Campeones (Movistar Plus), TNT, Calle […]

March 2, 2023From David Del Valle in Madrid

MPs call for major Scottish sporting events to be FTA

The UK House of Commons Scottish Affairs Committee has called for action from the UK Government and public service broadcasters to enable more Scots to watch major sporting events for free. In its report examining ‘Public broadcasting in Scotland’, the Committee sets out how public service broadcasters are often ‘priced out’ of being able to show sporting […]

March 2, 2023By Colin Mann