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MPs to debate Media Bill

TV and radio audiences could see more high quality British programmes hitting screens and speakers as new laws to maximise the potential of UK broadcasters are debated in Parliament today [November 21st]. The Media Bill, which has its Second Reading in the House of Commons, will update decades-old legislation to unleash the power of British […]

November 21, 2023By Colin Mann

Spain: Movistar ups TV prices

Subscribers to Spanish pay-TV platform Movistar will have to pay up to €3 more per month starting in mid-January 2024. The company is increasing the price on the grounds of providing a better offer and connectivity both in coverage and quality of service. Movistar Max will increase its price from €57.90 to €59.90 a month, […]

November 20, 2023From David Del Valle in Madrid

NFL Game Pass on YouTube in UK, Germany

DAZN, the sports streaming service, and YouTube, have partnered to make NFL Game Pass available as a Primetime Channel in the UK and Germany. Marking the launch of their global partnership, the companies say this collaboration is step forward in delivering premium sports content to American football enthusiasts in the UK and Germany as conveniently […]

November 17, 2023

DStv sheds 500,000 subs

MultiChoice, operator of the DStv pay-TV system, has lost almost 500,000 subscribers in South Africa. The latest interim financial results show that the loss at the end of September placed the operator’s total subscriber numbers (90-day active) at 8.629 million, or 486,000 less than the 9.115 million at the same point last year. MultiChoice says […]

November 17, 2023By Chris Forrester

Prime Video launches FanCode in India

Prime Video has expanded its sports programming by launching FanCode in India on Prime Video Channels. The first dedicated sports streaming service to launch on Prime Video Channels, FanCode offers access to some of the best of global and domestic sports. Through its partnerships with marquee sports leagues and organisations, FanCode brings more than 15 […]

November 16, 2023

Showmax readies for relaunch

Showmax, the African streaming service is relaunching in February 2024 with a new look, new app and entirely new product suite. This comes following the announcement of the partnership between Showmax and Comcast’s NBCUniversal and Sky earlier this year. The new Showmax will have three plans: Showmax Entertainment, Showmax Entertainment Mobile and the exciting Showmax […]

November 16, 2023

Canal+ DTC for Netherlands

Canal+ is returning to the Netherlands with a new streaming service before the end of this year. Launching in partnership with VodafoneZiggo, it will offer a range of originals and international productions alongside exclusive titles from Viaplay, Fremantle, Dutch CORE, Lionsgate and Lumière. The new streamer will be available via the Apple App Store, Google […]

November 14, 2023

Data: Brazilian pay-TV subs down 15%

The number of pay-TV subscribers in Brazil fell to 12.3 million in September 2023, continuing the downward trend. This represents a drop of 15.1 per cent compared to the same month in 2022 and 1.6 per cent in the past month, according to figures released by the National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel). Market leader Claro grew […]

November 7, 2023From Branislav Pekic in Rome

DISH Network Q3 revenue, subs decline

DISH Network, the US pay-TV broadcaster, has reported revenue totaling $3.7 billion (€3.4bn) for the quarter ending September 30th 2023, compared to $4.1 billion for the corresponding period in 2022. Net loss attributable to DISH Network totaled $139 million for the third quarter 2023, compared to $412 million in net income earned in the year-ago […]

November 6, 2023

MultiChoice ups subscription prices

MultiChoice has raised subscription rates by 19 per cent for viewers in Nigeria. The rise is put down by local CEO John Ugbe as the cost of business operations and “the current economic challenges in Nigeria,” which include high inflation and a weak Naira. The price hikes have understandably not gone down well with subscribers. […]

November 6, 2023By Chris Forrester