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TIM, DAZN agree Serie A rights deal

Italian multiplay telco TIM has confirmed that the Group has reached an agreement with streaming service DAZN which allows the latter to distribute Serie A TIM football rights through any third parties. It says the deal will improve the options available to TIM customers, who will continue to watch matches through TimVision, which it describes […]

August 4, 2022By Colin Mann

Spain: 3hr limit for pirate site takedown

Spanish telco Telefónica and the country’s top flight football league La Liga have won two legal battles, with courts ruling that websites pirating TV content will have to be blocked within three hours of the operator reporting them as being illegal. This will be carried out on a weekly basis and will come into force […]

August 4, 2022From David Del Valle in Madrid

Research: EPL armchair fans to pay £22 per game

Fans of the Premier League’s newly-promoted teams face paying £35 (€41.85) per game to watch them play on pay-TV and streaming services this season – three times more than the biggest clubs, reveals comparison and switching service Latest research shows a quarter of Brits with a sports package feel it’s the most important part […]

August 4, 2022

MultiChoice ups prices

MultiChoice is ‘adjusting’ its subscription fees. Details have emerged as to price rises in Uganda for its DStv and GOtv bundles. Uganda subscribers will have to pay the new fees from September 1st and MultiChoice says the new pricing structure reflects the volatility of currency exchange rates and local inflation as well as the weakening […]

August 4, 2022By Chris Forrester

EA to sponsor Sky Sports’ Premier League coverage

Electronic Arts (EA) and Sky Media have agreed a deal that sees the video game company sponsor Sky Sports’ Premier League coverage from the start of the 2022/23 season until the end of the 2024/25 season. The three-year, multi-platform deal was brokered between Sky Media and global media network mSix&Partners. EA SPORTS FIFA – one […]

August 4, 2022

Italian VoD users reach 16.1m

The number of unique users of SVoD platforms in Italy reached 16.1 million in March 2022, a growth of 1.6 million on the same month in 2021, according to the Q1 report of Italy’s Communications Authority (AgCom). On average, Netflix recorded 9.2 million unique users (+5.5 per cent y/y), followed by Amazon Prime with 7 […]

August 4, 2022From Branislav Pekic in Rome

Research: 1.25m Brits have pirated EPL football

With the English Premier League season kicking off on August 5th, 1.25 million Brits (2.4 per cent) admit to having illegally streamed at least one Premier League game over the past 12 months, according to new research from personal finance comparison site This is close to the average viewership for Premier League games shown […]

August 4, 2022By Colin Mann

Eutelsat ends NTV Mir transmission

French satellite operator Eutelsat has ceased the European broadcast of Russian satellite channel NTV Mir following a request from media regulator Arcom. The channel had compared Ukrainians to Nazis. The regulator noted that NTV Mir “tends to present repeatedly not only the Ukrainian leadership and the Ukrainian army, but also and above all the Ukrainian […]

August 3, 2022By Colin Mann

DISH Q2: Pay-TV subs loss deepens

US connectivity provider DISH Network Corporation has reported revenue totalling $4.21 billion (€4.13bn) for the quarter ending June 30, 2022, compared to $4.49 billion for the corresponding period in 2021. Net income attributable to DISH Network totalled $523 million for the second quarter 2022, compared to $671 million for the year-ago quarter. Diluted earnings per […]

August 3, 2022

Disney+ now on Virgin TV 360

UK multiplay operator Virgin Media has confirmed the availability of Disney+  on the Virgin TV 360 service. The app joins 360’s line-up as Virgin Media also introduces a new personalised home screen, tailored specifically to customers’ viewing habits, and an updated catch-up catalogue, making it easier for viewers to catch up on shows they’ve missed. […]

August 3, 2022