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Telia licenses standalone OTT rights to Discovery

The European Commission has approved Telia Company’s decision to license standalone OTT rights, in Sweden and Finland, to Discovery Networks. The European Commission approved the acquisition of TV4, C More…

Ultra Box for Astro IPTV customers

Ultra Box for Astro IPTV customers

The Astro Ultra Box is now available to customers of Malaysia’s Astro IPTV who are currently on Maxis Home Fibre network with speeds from 30Mbps. The Ultra experience includes 4K,…

Report: Telecoms and pay-TV resilient during crisis

Report: Telecoms and pay-TV resilient during crisis

Worldwide spending on telecommunications and pay-TV services will reach nearly $1.6 trillion (€1.81trn) in 2020, a decrease of 0.8 per cent compared to 2019, according to the International Data Corporation…

Research: US pay-TV sheds record 2.1m in Q1

With net losses that were more than in any previous quarter, findings from research and analysis firm Leichtman Research Group (LRG) indicate that pay-TV providers in the US – representing…

Forecast: Pay-TV to reach 1.06bn subs

Forecast: Pay-TV to reach 1.06bn subs

The latest findings from the Global Pay TV Subscriber Forecasts report from analyst firm Digital TV Research predict 35 million additional pay-TV subscribers between 2019 and 2025, taking the global…

Vodafone Italia adds Prime Video

Vodafone Italia is now offering its TV customers access to Amazon’s streaming service, Prime Video. The Prime Video app has been added to the Vodafone TV Box, expanding the offer…

Analyst: US lockdown fuels on-demand surge

Analyst: US lockdown fuels on-demand surge

According to new research from actionable intelligence provider The Diffusion Group (TDG), six in ten US adult broadband users who use pay-TV on-demand services have increased viewing as a result…

beIN Sports scores MENA Bundesliga return

beIN Sports scores MENA Bundesliga return

Global sports channel beIN Sports is set to welcome back German football live starting on May 16th with a host of Bundesliga and Bundesliga 2 games for viewers to watch…

Iceland: NENT Group launches Viaplay sports

Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group), the Nordic streaming company, will launch its Viaplay sports package in Iceland on May 15th. Subscribers will be able to follow live coverage of Bundesliga…

Gangs of London nets 2.23m for Sky

Gangs of London nets 2.23m for Sky

Sky original Gangs of London achieved a 7 day cumulative audience of 2.23 milllion viewers for the opening episode, making it Sky Atlantic’s second biggest original drama launch ever. Gangs…

UFC 249 draws big PPV numbers

ESPN’s live broadcast of the UFC resumption on May 9th drew in excess of 700,000 pay-per-view subscribers across the US via Disney’s OTT sports subscription service. Originally scheduled to go…

Sky offers live West End shows

Sky offers live West End shows

All Sky VIP members can soon watch a series of popular West End Shows, including &Juliet, SIX, and Mamma Mia. The first performance will take place on May 21st and…

Premier League clubs facing £340m TV refund

Premier League clubs facing £340m TV refund

Premier League football clubs could have to repay an estimated £340 million (€387.4m) to domestic and international broadcasters – even if the season resumes next month. Although Club officials met…

BT Sport to air every Bundesliga match

BT Sport to air every Bundesliga match

BT Sport, the exclusive broadcaster of Germany’s Bundesliga, has revealed details of its extensive coverage of this weekend’s resumption of the competition. BT Sport will bring viewers nine live Bundesliga…

M7 rolls out Travelxp 4K HDR

M7 rolls out Travelxp 4K HDR

German platform operator M7 Deutschland has expanded its Ultra HD (UHD) portfolio. International travel and lifestyle channel Travelxp 4K HDR is now available to network and platform operators in the…