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Sky Sports & BT Sport available in one subscription

Sky Sports & BT Sport available in one subscription

Sky has launched two new sports packages that combine Sky Sports and BT Sport channels for the first time on Sky TV, bringing together major tournaments from across the sporting…

Barwise: ‘Subscription BBC a car crash’

Eminent academic Patrick Barwise, emeritus professor of management and marketing at London Business School, and a renowned commentator on media and broadcasting, has suggested that moves to replace the BBC…

Virgin Media: ‘We’re still cheapest for football’

Virgin Media: ‘We’re still cheapest for football’

Following the announcement of BT and Sky’s new sports bundles, multiplay operator Virgin Media says it remains the cheapest and most convenient way for UK football fans to watch all…

MultiChoice invests in innovation

MultiChoice invests in innovation

African pay-TV giant MultiChoice is creating an Innovation Fund with the intention of investing in small businesses within the video entertainment and technology areas. MultiChoice says that this fund is…

Ergen: DISH/DirecTV merger “inevitable”

Ergen: DISH/DirecTV merger “inevitable”

Charlie Ergen, founder and Chairman of DISH Network, speaking after the pay-TV company’s latest quarterly results, said that a merger between DISH and current arch-rival DirecTV (now owned by AT&T)…

US cord cutting clips 7% of pay subs in 2019

MoffettNathanson reports that pay-TV subscribers in the US fell by another 7 per cent (6 million) year-on-year in 2019, with Q4 alone seeing 1.5 million homes cut the cord. AT&T…

Movistar FTTH subs up, pay-TV subs down

Full year results from Movistar reveal that in 2019 the Telefónica-owned telco reached 4.3 million FTTH customers, up 9.8 per cent year-on-year, but pay-TV subscribers were down 0.4 per cent…

TiVo CEO: “Lines blurred between content producers & distributors”

TiVo CEO: “Lines blurred between content producers & distributors”

TiVo CEO Dave Shull, speaking to analysts on the company’s year-end results, said the next five-to-10 years will see choices for consumers continue to simultaneously expand and fragment. “This expansion…

Italy: Legal proceedings against pirate IPTV users

Italy: Legal proceedings against pirate IPTV users

For the first time, legal proceedings have been launched in Italy against users of pirated TV content using IPTV technology. After a lengthy investigation, Italy’s Financial Police have identified and…

South Africa: DStv ups sub fees

South Africa’s major pay-TV operator MultiChoice is to raise prices on its DStv bouquets on April 1st. The good news is that the price rises are modest, reflecting the economic…

Flexible TV packages from BT

Flexible TV packages from BT

UK multiplay telco BT is revamping its TV packages, introducing flexible bundles which will allow users to change the channels they subscribe to every month. The TV platform has also…

Ofcom: New customer contract rules

Ofcom: New customer contract rules

UK phone, broadband and pay-TV customers must be warned when their current contract is ending, and what they could save by signing up to a new deal, under sector regulator…

Liberty revenues dip; Virgin up 1.3%

Liberty Global has reported its full year 2019 and Q4 2019 financial results. FY and Q4 revenue decreased 0.6 per cent and 0.5 per cent, respectively. Q4 residential cable revenue…

Sky commits to 80 original series in 2020

Sky commits to 80 original series in 2020

Sky has announced its largest ever slate of programming for 2020, alongside the commission of 10 new Sky original programmes in drama, comedy and entertainment, as it seeks to combat…

F1 TV on Roku in the US

F1 TV on Roku in the US

F1 TV has made its North American debut on the Roku platform with both the Pro and Access subscription plans of Formula 1’s OTT service now available in the Roku…

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