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Guinness PRO14 fuels record subs for Premier Sports

PRO14 Rugby and Premier Sports have announced that the first season of their partnership has been a success with subscriber figures ahead of projected targets. With the end stages of…

Spain: 92% of pay-TV subs have convergent package

Spain: 92% of pay-TV subs have convergent package

Convergent packages are boosting pay TV subscriptions in Spain. Some 91.8 per cent of pay-TV customers access their service via a convergent package, according to competition and markets regulator the…

France: Quarter of thematic pay-TV channels also OTT

Nearly a quarter (23.4  per cent) of French thematic pay-TV channels are also available through OTT distribution through dedicated apps. According to a study from research company NPA Conseil, this…

Eleven Sports surpasses 100k subs in Portugal

Eleven Sports surpasses 100k subs in Portugal

Streaming sports service Eleven Sports has announced it has surpassed 100,000 subscriptions in Portugal. This is the first time it has provided numbers on its services subscriptions. In a statement,…

India’s TRAI hits Airtel DTH with demands

India’s Telecoms Regulatory Authority (TRAI) has demanded that pay-TV broadcaster Airtel Digital TV get its house in order following a succession of failures to address subscriber concerns. To show how…

Research: Digital conversion boosts Eastern European pay-TV

Pay-TV revenues in Eastern Europe will peak at $6.95 billion (€6.2bn) in 2019 – before slowly falling to $6.59 billion by 2024. Analogue cable revenues will drop by $844 million…

Licensee hit with record Sky Sports damages

Following successful legal action taken by Sky, Trevor Fitzpatrick, the licensee of Gerald Griffin Bar, Cork, in the Republic of Ireland, has been ordered to pay damages of €37,800 for…

Luxembourg: Turner channels for PostTV

Luxembourg: Turner channels for PostTV

Turner France has agreed a deal to feature some of its most popular channels on PostTV’s Entertain Me! pay-TV package in Luxembourg. The Turner channel line-up includes TCM, Cartoon Network,…

Liberty Global secures Prime Video deal

Liberty Global secures Prime Video deal

International TV and broadband provider Liberty Global has agreed a multi-year deal with Amazon to make what it describes as the best content and viewing experience available to 4 million…

Report: US TV industry is being “reconstructed”

Convergence Research has released its 2019 Couch Potato Reports (launched annually since 2003). The reports suggest that the TV/movie industry is being reconstructed from the inside and by the outside…

D2C competition: Winter is coming

Netflix continues to grow fast and can appear invulnerable. It has just reported record subscriber growth. But, alongside, it is also making records in cash burning – $460 million versus…

Report: SVoD driving growth in Denmark’s home video market

Report: SVoD driving growth in Denmark’s home video market

The Denmark video market continues to progress strongly, with total spend growing by 7 per cent in 2018 to DKK 10.21 billion (€1.36 billion), with SVoD driving growth. This has…

Spain: Pay-TV nears 7m subs

Spanish pay-TV has maintained strong growth with 6.8 million pay-TV subscribers at the end of 2018, according to the latest data from CNMC. In the last quarter of 2018, pay-TV…

GoT premiere: Widespread online password-sharing

GoT premiere: Widespread online password-sharing

A survey of consumers conducted by Hub Entertainment Research and Dynata reveals widespread password sharing among viewers who watched the April 14th Game of Thrones (GoT) premiere from an online…

Brits avoiding social media for GoT spoilers

Brits avoiding social media for GoT spoilers

Forty-one per cent of Britons have admitted to avoiding using social media during the course of Monday April 15th in order to evade Game of Thrones spoilers and one in…