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Scottish Premiership to return with ‘virtual season tickets’

The 2020/21 Scottish Premiership season is set to start in August as part of a new deal with Sky Sports that will include ‘virtual season tickets’ for the country’s top-flight…

MultiChoice unaffected by Intelsat bankruptcy

South African broadcasting giant MultiChoice says that Intelsat’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection will have no impact on its pay-TV transmissions. MultiChoice beams its signals from Intelsat-20 and Intelsat-36 satellites for…

Pirate device seller jailed

Pirate device seller jailed

A man who sold illegal devices that bypassed paid-for TV content – costing legitimate service providers more than £2 million (€2.25m) – has been jailed. Daniel Aimson was sentenced to…

Sky Sports billing resumes June 19

Sky Sports billing resumes June 19

Sky Sports will resume billing its subscribers from June 19th. Customers had been given the option of pausing their subscription in the absence of any live sports as a result…

NENT to restore Viaplay sports fee in July

Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group), the Nordic region’s leading streaming company, will revert to the regular pricing for its Viaplay sports packages in Sweden, Denmark and Finland from July 1st…

BT Sport confirms EPL restart intentions

BT Sport confirms EPL restart intentions

With fellow Premier League rightsholder Sky having announced its initial coverage plans, BT Sport has revealed its intentions to cover 20 of the remaining 92 games required to complete the…

Premier League resumes with FTA games on Sky, Amazon, BBC

Premier League resumes with FTA games on Sky, Amazon, BBC

The Premier League is set to resume on June 17th. Two matches will be played on that date – Aston Villa vs Sheffield United and Manchester City vs Arsenal. Every…

Analyst: Pay-TV revenues to plunge to $150bn

Global pay-TV revenues for 138 countries peaked in 2016 at $202 billion (€184bn), according to the Global Pay TV Revenue Forecasts report from analyst firm Digital TV Research. Revenues will…

Report: China keeping pay-TV market on the up

Ampere’s pay-TV market bellwether represents a set of over 70 reporting companies which account for roughly half of the world’s one billion pay-TV subscribers. Across this group of companies, Q1…

Virgin Media adds Sky Nature & Sky Documentaries

Virgin Media adds Sky Nature & Sky Documentaries

Virgin Media has added two of Sky’s latest channels to its TV platform: Sky Nature and Sky Documentaries. Both channels are now available in HD to all Maxit TV (previously…

Research: Lockdown sees younger viewers turn to UKTV classics

Research: Lockdown sees younger viewers turn to UKTV classics

Multichannel programmer UKTV says it is outpacing television’s general upward viewing trend during lockdown with its mix of bold originals and classic programming proving a hit with younger viewers. The…

Jaguar sponsors Sky Documentaries

Jaguar UK and Sky Media have announced the luxury vehicle brand as the launch partner of the Sky Documentaries channel, which launches today (May 27th). Anthony Bradbury, Marketing Director, Jaguar…

DirecTV hits LatAm problems

AT&T, already under Wall Street pressure to hive off its DirecTV subsidiary, is facing further complications with one of its DirecTV Latino divisions. On May 22nd, the Venezuelan High Court…

EPL clubs face extra broadcast pay-backs

EPL clubs face extra broadcast pay-backs

English Premier League clubs will have to pay back to broadcasters a further £36 million (€40m) a week for every week the season stretches beyond July 16th. This is on…

Mediaset Spain launches Mitele Plus internationally

Mediaset Spain launches Mitele Plus internationally

Mediaset Spain has launched Mitele Plus Internacional – the International version of its OTT platform – to distribute pay-TV content worldwide. Priced at €3 a month or €30 a year,…

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