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Spain: FTA loses ground on pay-TV

Spain: FTA loses ground on pay-TV

The rapid take-up of pay-TV in Spain is causing FTA TV channels to lose viewers. In 2017, the three largest FTA TV stations – Tele 5, Antena 3 and the…

Liberty completes LatAm split-off

Suggesting the newly-listed company is well-positioned to leverage world-class technology, innovation and scale, Liberty Latin America, which has telecommunications operations in Chile, Puerto Rico, the Caribbean and other parts of…

Mediaset wins Italian World Cup rights

For the first time ever, Italian state broadcaster RAI will not transmit the FIFA Football World Cup. Commercial rival Mediaset has won the exclusive rights to air the 2018 FIFA…

Jail terms for Hong Kong pirates

Jail terms for Hong Kong pirates

Three offenders involved in a Hong Kong piracy syndicate which circumvented pay-TV channels have been sentenced to imprisonment ranging from 21 to 27 months. The case stemmed from action in…

DNA, Discovery agree distribution deal

DNA, Discovery agree distribution deal

The continued availability of the Discovery and Eurosport pay-TV channels on Finnish multiplay telco DNA’s platforms at the turn of the year has been assured, with DNA and Discovery reaching…

Liberty Global sells Austrian operations to T-Mobile Austria

International TV and broadband company Liberty Global has reached an agreement to sell its Austrian operations, UPC Austria, to Deutsche Telekom unit T-Mobile Austria. At September 30th, 2017, UPC Austria’s…

Netflix US subs equal to cable TV

A PricewaterhouseCoopers study of nearly 2,000 Americans aged 18 to 59 has revealed that the percentage of consumers who watched cable TV and Netflix in 2017 were even. The survey shows…

Irdeto identifies 2018 cyber-security trends

Irdeto identifies 2018 cyber-security trends

Irdeto, a specialist in digital platform security, has published its annual predictions looking at the content delivery and security trends in media and entertainment for 2018. The e-book, Disruptive Technologies,…

All Media signs SES transponder deal

All Media signs SES transponder deal

Pay-TV broadcaster All Media Baltics has signed a multi-transponder deal with SES to carry a bouquet of its channels on Astra 4A. All Media Baltics was created in October 2017…

Revenues of top Italian TV channels up €220m

The revenues of the main TV operators in Italy during the period 2012-2016 increased by about €220 million (+2.5 per cent) to €8.98 billion, while the growth in the period…