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Research: 60% US would cancel pay-TV before broadband

Consumer research from Parks Associates finds that more than three-quarters of US broadband households report it would be difficult for them to do without broadband service, a finding likely to…

Analyst: F1 disruption could be profound

Analyst: F1 disruption could be profound

Following the recent news that the Monaco Grand Prix has been cancelled in response to the Coronavirus pandemic, the potential for a truncated Formula One (F1) season is now a…

Switzerland: UPC children’s channels go free

Switzerland: UPC children’s channels go free

As of March 25th UPC is activating access to all children’s channels free of charge. A statement from the Swiss pay-TV broadcaster read: “The current situation calls for measures to…

Analyst: APAC to add 45m pay-TV subs

Analyst: APAC to add 45m pay-TV subs

The Asia Pacific pay-TV sector is the most vibrant in the world, with subscribers up by 45 million and revenues up by $1.40 billion over the next five years, according…

ViacomCBS, Sky sign multi-year agreement in Germany

ViacomCBS, Sky sign multi-year agreement in Germany

ViacomCBS Networks International and Sky have announced a multi-year deal in German-speaking markets. As a result of this new agreement, Nick Jr and NickToons content will now be available to…

Portugal: Pay-TV sports channels go FTA

Portuguese pay-TV providers Sport TV and Eleven Sports have decided to provide a helping hand to their customers confined at home during the Covid-19 outbreak. At Sport TV, all premium…

Digiturk boosts free content

Digiturk boosts free content

In a gesture it says is aimed to bring a little joy and inspiration to households across Turkey, Digiturk has announced an array of entertainment additions and upgrades to current…

Canal+ ordered to return to encryption

Media regulator CSA has ordered Canal+ to return to encrypted broadcasts in France. Earlier this week, Canal+ CEO Maxime Saada said the pay-TV broadcaster would go in the clear during…

NBCU movies for TalkTalk and Virgin Media subs

NBCU movies for TalkTalk and Virgin Media subs

Virgin Media and TalkTalk have secured a deal with NBCUniversal, which, akin to the Sky deal announced earlier this week, will allow its customers to watch some of the studio’s…

Premier League facing £750m broadcast row

The Premier League clubs could soon find itself in a fight with its broadcasters. Following the Premier League suspensions news (no games until at least April 30th), broadcasters could look…

Canal+ channels unencrypted on French STBs

Canal+ channels unencrypted on French STBs

Canal+ Group has announced its  pay-TV channels Canal+, Canal+ Sport, Canal+ Cinéma, Canal+ Séries and Canal+ Family are to be unencrypted on all French set-top-boxes. Additionally, all subscribers will have…

Report: Optimism in Brazil video entertainment market

Report: Optimism in Brazil video entertainment market

Brazil’s video entertainment market has emerged from the shadow of recession, as 2019 ended with consumer spend levelling off after three years of decline. This is according to an industry…

Sky Sports allows viewers to pause subscription

Sky Sports allows viewers to pause subscription

Sky has confirmed that customers with a Sky Sports package can now pause their subscription as a result of the significantly reduced coverage on their channels due to the coronavirus…

Liberty CEO: Digital players’ ‘upside’ for F1

Liberty CEO: Digital players’ ‘upside’ for F1

Liberty Media CEO Greg Maffei has suggested that the increasing interest shown by digital players is likely to benefit Formula One as they compete with established broadcasters for live coverage…

Meo leads for bundled services in Portugal

Meo leads for bundled services in Portugal

Meo (Altice Portugal) was the market leader in Portugal for bundled services (TV, internet, fixed and mobile telephony) with a 40.4 per cent market share at the end of 2019.…