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Spain: Pay-TV revenues up 14%

Revenues from pay-TV in Spain increased by 14 per cent in 2017, according to Spain’s competition and markets watchdog, the Comisión Nacional de los Mercados y la Competencia (CNMC). Pay-TV…

Mediapro to appeal Court’s Serie A decision

Mediapro to appeal Court’s Serie A decision

Mediapro, the Spanish TV company, has confirmed it will appeal against the Milan Court’s decision to cancel its tender to sell the Italy’s Serie A football TV rights. Contrary to…

Sky Sports and Matchroom agree US fight deal

Sky Sports and Matchroom agree US fight deal

Sky Sports will broadcast 16 fight nights a year live and exclusive from the US as part of a new deal with long-term partners Matchroom Boxing. The new agreement means…

BT axing 13,000 staff; TV subs decline

BT is preparing to cut 13,000 staff over the next three years and move out of its London HQ after nearly 150 years, as it seeks to cut £1.5 billion…

Vodafone/LG €18.4bn deal

Vodafone/LG €18.4bn deal

In a transaction that it says accelerates its converged communications strategy through in-market consolidation in its largest market, Germany, and in its Central and Eastern European (CEE) markets, Vodafone has…

Discovery’s Zaslav: “We’re not renters”

Discovery’s President & CEO, David Zaslav took a swipe at the likes of Netflix and Amazon Prime, telling analysts that the factual – and now sports – producer were not…

Spain: AMC launches mobile micro channels

Spain: AMC launches mobile micro channels

AMC Networks has launched a mobile app branded MicroCanales (micro channels) to promote its 14 pay-TV channels in Spain with short-form content available on IOS and Android mobile phones. MicroCanales…

Comcast $60bn to outbid Disney for Fox?

Comcast $60bn to outbid Disney for Fox?

Reports suggest that US media giant Comcast is planning an all-cash bid of $60 billion (€50bn) for most of 21st Century Fox’s assets, dependent on whether the US administration approves…

Report: Euro SVoD adoption not driving cord-cutting

Report: Euro SVoD adoption not driving cord-cutting

Far from being seen as a replacement for pay-TV, both multichannel and non-multichannel TV households in Europe are adopting online SVoD services, primarily as supplemental video entertainment, according to findings…

Research: Sport remains US pay-TV subs driver

Research: Sport remains US pay-TV subs driver

Research from consulting firm Parks Associates shows that 27 per cent of US pay-TV households agree that sports programming is the primary reason they subscribe to their pay-TV service, although…