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MásMóvil buys Nowo

MásMóvil buys Nowo

Spain’s fourth largest telecom operator MàsMóvil, together with GAEA Inversión, have acquired joint control of the owner of Portuguese communications operators Nowo and Oni. According to the Competition Authority (AdC),…

Sky to add Sky Crime and Sky Comedy channels

Sky to add Sky Crime and Sky Comedy channels

Sky has unveiled plans to launch two new channel brands within its entertainment portfolio. Sky Crime will launch in October 2019 and Sky Comedy in February 2020, with both available…

DStv slashes fees for some African subs

Pan-African pay-TV operator MultiChoice is to cut its subscription fees for Uganda residents, and will extend to Kenya and Tanzania and potentially other East African customers. Its DStv Premium, top-tier…

Licensees fined for Sky Sports infringement

Following successful legal action taken by Sky, three premises in the Republic of Ireland have been ordered to pay damages for infringing Sky’s copyright by showing Sky Sports programming illegally.…

Onefootball, Sky Deutschland PPV partnership

Onefootball, Sky Deutschland PPV partnership

Sky Deutschland’s offering for the Bundesliga and the DFB-Pokal is now available live and on a pay-per-view basis in Germany via the app of the football media platform, Onefootball. This…

Research: Australians get multiple SVoD subs

Research: Australians get multiple SVoD subs

Australians have a growing taste for sports and video entertainment content sending the SVoD services market to new heights, reaching 12.3 million total subscriptions at the end of June 2019,…

Ireland: Virgin Media, eir carry each other’s sports channels

Virgin Media and eir have agreed a deal to carry their key sports channels on each other’s TV platforms. Under the agreement, Virgin Media Sport will be available to eir…

Class action to proceed against DirecTV/NFL

A class action lawsuit has been revived by the US Ninth Circuit Appeals Court against the National Football League (NFL), its 32 member teams and DirecTV (now renamed ‘Now TV’)…

Research: Families who choose TV packages together see more value

TV companies battling to preserve the shared experience of scheduled TV viewing in an era of 24/7 streaming and personalised viewing need more than binge-watching contracts and no-sleeping agreements to…

Malaysia: Astro, Maxis convergence partnership

In support of the Malaysian Government’s National Fiberisation and Connectivity Plan to drive higher adoption of broadband nationwide, two of the country’s leading brands, Astro and Maxis, have announced a…

Research: Linear TV slowing cord-cutting among sports fans

Research: Linear TV slowing cord-cutting among sports fans

Grabyo’s 2019 Sports Video Trends Report reveals that over half of global consumers watch sport on a regular basis, with 45 per cent of sports fans watching it more often…

US Q2 pay-TV subs down 1.5m

US Q2 pay-TV subs down 1.5m

Findings from specialist analysis firm Leichtman Research Group (LRG) indicate that the largest pay-TV providers in the US – representing about 93 per cent of the market – lost about…

ITV to air AEW All Out PPV

ITV to air AEW All Out PPV

ITV has announced that wrestling fans in the UK can watch another All Elite Wrestling (AEW) pay-per-view event later this month. Broadcasting live from the sold-out Sears Centre Arena in…

Spain: Football war spills over to bars and restaurants

Movistar and Orange are now involved in a fight to capture customers in horeca outlets (hotels, restaurants and cafes) with price promotions in their football offers. Orange has just launched…

SPI/FilmBox, Discover Digital Sub Saharan Africa channel boost

Global media company SPI/FilmBox and converged online television service Discover Digital have expanded their existing partnership in Sub Saharan Africa by adding another seven channels from SPI’s channel portfolio to…

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