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Movistar Plus breaks into Costa Rica

Telefónica’s pay-TV platform Movistar Plus has launched two packages in Costa Rica; a basic package with 15 HD channels and 54 SD, and the premium with 25 HD channels and…

Analyst: “Nothing tangible yet” on Fox/Sky

January 12th sees Sky close its share register as far as the 10 pence special dividend is concerned for shareholders trading in Sky shares. This means that today (January 11th) is…

Licensee fined for illegal Sky Sports

Licensee fined for illegal Sky Sports

A pub licensee from Huddersfield in the north of England has pleaded guilty to six offences of dishonest reception of a television transmission by showing Sky Sports football matches to…

Tele2 acquires Com Hem for €672m

Tele2 acquires Com Hem for €672m

Swedish multiplay telco Tele2 and multiplay broadband operator Com Hem have agreed to merge, creating a leading integrated connectivity provider. The Merger will be implemented by Tele2 absorbing Com Hem.…

Orange Moldova launches TV offering with Viaccess-Orca

Viaccess-Orca, a provider of content protection and advanced data solutions, has announced that Orange Moldova has launched a new convergent TV offering (TV, Internet, mobile) using Viaccess-Orca’s Adaptive Sentinel Conditional…

Altice to spin off US ops

Multinational cable, fibre, telecommunications, content and media company Altice N.V. is to separate Altice USA Inc. from Altice N.V. (which will be renamed Altice Europe). The separation will enable each…

Africa to add 17.4m pay-TV subs

The number of pay-TV subscribers in Sub-Saharan Africa will increase by 74 per cent between 2017 and 2023 to reach 40.89 million. However, the Sub-Saharan Africa Pay-TV Forecasts report from…

UK consults on content portability

The UK’s Intellectual Property Office (IPO) has launched a consultation on its proposed approach to enforcement of the EU Portability Regulation which ends on January 31st 2018. From April 1st…

F1 2017: Strong TV and digital audience growth

F1 2017: Strong TV and digital audience growth

The 2017 season saw Formula 1 register an increase in audience figures across both TV and digital platforms compared to the previous year, with F1 the fastest growing sport brand…

ICASA invites new DTT channels

South Africa’s media regulator ICASA is inviting applications from broadcasters wishing to apply for multiplex spectrum on the nation’s third (MUX-3) DTT service. ICASA initially made a similar announcement back…