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Europe’s commercial broadcasters launch policy blueprint

Europe’s commercial broadcasters launch policy blueprint

The Association of Commercial Television in Europe (ACT) – which represents the interests of leading commercial broadcasters across Europe – is celebrating its 30 years as Europe embarks into a…

BT retains Champions League

BT retains Champions League

Despite strong interest from Sky, BT Sport will remain the exclusive home of all top flight European club football until 2024. BT has secured the rights to all 420 games…

Movistar & Vodafone double subs additions of Orange

Movistar and Vodafone are capturing double the number of pay-TV subscribers than rival Orange. As of September 30th, Movistar gained 52,000 new pay-TV customers in the last year to a…

Report: EU cable hits €24bn

Driven by rising consumer demand for broadband services, European Union cable market revenue rose to a record high of €24 billion in 2018, up 3 per cent from €23.3 billion…

Vodafone Spain adds 5 new TV packages

Vodafone Spain is reshuffling its TV line-up to boost subscriptions with personalised TV offers. The company has added five new packages with prices between free and €10 a month: Universal,…

Record €80m fine for Mediaset, Atresmedia ad abuse

Spanish regulator CNMC has imposed a record €40 million fine on each of the largest TV companies in the country – Mediaset and Atresmedia (around 4.5 per cent of their…

MultiChoice ARPU down 5%

MultiChoice ARPU down 5%

MultiChoice and its DStv services are doing well in terms of subscribers, up some 600,000 (7 per cent) active pay-TV homes in South Africa, for example. But ARPU in South…

Research: OTT penetration hits 38%

Research from cloud-based video production, editing and distribution platform Grabyo has found the global market penetration of OTT services has hit 38 per cent, with growth accelerating across all consumer…

BBC, Sky content and technology partnership

Sky and the BBC have agreed a new partnership that will see the two broadcasters collaborate across content and technology. As part of the wide-ranging partnership, the BBC iPlayer app…

Sky back in for Champions League?

Pay-TV broadcaster Sky is reportedly planning to take on BT and ITV for the broadcast rights to Champions League football. The rights cycle for the tournament from 2021 to 2024,…

Research: Online sources preferred for favourite shows

Research: Online sources preferred for favourite shows

TV consumers who have discovered a new favourite show in the past year are almost twice as likely to watch it online than from a pay-TV set-top box, according to…

DISH increases subs in Q3; expands wireless team

DISH Network has reported revenue totalling $3.17 billion (€2.68bn) for the quarter ending September 30th 2019, compared to $3.4 billion for the corresponding period in 2018. Net income attributable to…

Analysis: Original content vital for SVoD differentiation

Analysis: Original content vital for SVoD differentiation

Analyst firm TDG has been actively reporting on the original content arms race amongst Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime Video (the ‘Big-3’) for several years, and its research has highlighted…

Research: US homes with pay-TV service drop to 75%

Consumer research from Leichtman Research Group (LRG) finds that 75 per cent of TV households in the US subscribe to some form of live pay-TV service. The percentage of TV…

Disney+ going exclusive with Canal+?

France’s Canal+ is said to be negotiating exclusive distribution for Disney’s soon to launch SVoD service Disney+. Potentially launching in spring 2020, Disney+ would be a pay channel option on…

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