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Joshua vs. Povetkin piracy warnings

Joshua vs. Povetkin piracy warnings

Ahead of the Anthony Joshua vs. Alexander Povetkin World Heavyweight title fight this weekend, a number of industry executives have warned about the pitfalls of pirating the fight – especially…

ESPN+ hits 1m subs

ESPN+ hits 1m subs

Disney’s Direct-to-Consumer and International (DTCI) segment has revealed that ESPN+, the direct-to-consumer subscription streaming service from DTCI in collaboration with ESPN, has surpassed one million paying subscribers in just over…

Sky takeover ‘weekend showdown’

Sky takeover ‘weekend showdown’

On the basis that neither Twenty-First Century Fox nor Comcast have declared their offer final, such that either offer may be increased or otherwise revised, the UK’s Panel on Takeovers…

Sky, Netflix join for ‘Ultimate On Demand’

Sky, Netflix join  for ‘Ultimate On Demand’

Netflix is coming to Sky Q and with it a new Sky subscription pack: Ultimate On Demand. Ultimate On Demand will be the UK’s biggest on demand TV service, bringing…

Research: 112.5m untapped TV audience

Research by the International Television Research Group (inTV) – a cooperative group of independent channels whose objective is to promote the benefits of international TV to the advertising/communications industry –…

Viacom’s Bakish: “Piracy takes away jobs”

Viacom’s Bakish: “Piracy takes away jobs”

Declaring that the company has “an incredible collection of IP and brands” Viacom President and CEO Bob Bakish has said the programmer will continue to work with its competitors in…

Africa’s E&M industry enters new wave of convergence

Africa’s entertainment and media industry has entered a new phase – a third wave of convergence – according to PwC’s Entertainment and media outlook: 2018 – 2022: An African perspective report.…

Culture Secretary: Government will support PSBs

Culture Secretary: Government will support PSBs

Jeremy Wright, the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, has confirmed that the UK government will support Public Service Broadcasters to ensure they continue to thrive, and…

Foxtel to show Bathurst in 4K

Foxtel to show Bathurst in 4K

Australian pay-TV operator Foxtel will create Australian television history by broadcasting the nation’s iconic motor race, the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 and Supercars in 4K ultra high definition. After intensive…

Viacom chief: “We’re not creating another Netflix”

Bob Bakish, President and CEO of Viacom, has suggested that the programmer’s future streaming services will not attempt to create a Netflix—style platform. Speaking at the RTS London Conference, Bakish…

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