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BT Sport retains most UEFA football rights

BT Sport has secured the rights to the majority of the UEFA Champions League games, plus all the UEFA Europa League and the UEFA Europa Conference League exclusively live, for a further three seasons, including highlights and in-match clips. BT Sport will continue to make the finals available for all to watch. BT Sport will […]

July 1, 2022By Nik Roseveare

UEFA hat-trick for Canal+

French pay-TV operator Canal+ has, for the first time, secured exclusive rights to UEFA’s three premier club football tournaments: the Champions League, the Europa League, and the Europa Conference League. The three-season deal covers 2024/2025 though to 2026/2027. Canal + will also for the first time, offer its subscribers the progress of the leading French […]

July 1, 2022By Colin Mann

Study: Complex video ecosystem offers opportunities

Findings from The Future Viewing Experience, an appraisal of the near-term future of the TV and video landscape from data and analytics company Kantar, suggest there are significant opportunities throughout the ecosystem, despite increasing complexity. Focusing on the delivery of video content and advertising and the evolution of viewer experiences and behaviours, the report outlines […]

June 30, 2022

Ireland: 36% consider cancelling SVoD service

SurveyMonkey research carried out by Momentive reveals current Irish consumer attitudes towards online streaming services against the backdrop of a cost of living crisis and an oversaturation of providers. While the streaming services market becomes evermore crowded with competition, more than a third (36 per cent) of Irish consumers say they are considering cancelling or […]

June 30, 2022

Netgem powers Gibtelecom TV relaunch

Gibraltar quadplay operator Gibtelecom has enhanced its TV service offering more content, more features and what it says is a better visual experience via a modern and sleek interface, fully leveraging Netgem TV’s platform capabilities.  The successful partnership between Gibtelecom and Netgem, which saw the launch of the operator’s first TV service in 2018, is […]

June 30, 2022By Colin Mann

MultiChoice hit by Nigerian cash problems

South Africa-based pay-TV operator MultiChoice says it is facing a liquidity crisis in terms of its presence in Nigeria, its second-largest market. The problem is that repatriating cash out of Nigeria is expensive. The country has various foreign exchange rates, and the difference between the ‘Investors & Exporters’ rate (of US$1 is currently some Naira420. […]

June 29, 2022By Chris Forrester

Forecast: Pay-TV & SVoD subs to pass 3bn in 2027

Research shows that online video subscription numbers continue to grow worldwide at impressive levels. Omdia’s Global: Pay TV & Online Video report finds that the global total increased from 1.14 billion at end-2020 to 1.34 billion at end-2021, up 17.7 per cent year-on-year. Omdia is forecasting a further 10.5 per cent growth in 2022 to […]

June 27, 2022

Spain: Orange to integrate DAZN

Orange has reached an agreement with DAZN, the sports streaming platform, to distribute its service in Spain within the Orange TV content offer. Orange customers will now be able to add the DAZN La Liga package, as well as the rest of the sports offer available on the OTT platform, as part of Orange TV […]

June 23, 2022

M7 appoints Logjes

M7 Group, the European pay-TV provider, has appointed Robin Logjes as its Content Director, Original Productions. In his role, Logjes will primarily focus on the creation and production of European scripted content that appeals and resonates across all M7 territories. M7 was acquired by Canal+ Group in 2019, resulting in an increased focus on providing […]

June 23, 2022

Forecast: US pay-TV subs down 27% from 2014-2024

Findings from Parks Associates reveal that US pay-TV subscriptions and revenues are on a continuous decline as consumers embrace OTT services. The research firm’s report, Video Services: State of the Market, forecasts that traditional pay-TV will decline to 76.7 million households by 2024, the lowest penetration in a decade and a 27 per cent drop […]

June 22, 2022