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UK to host 2023 Eurovision Song Contest

The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and the BBC have confirmed that the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest will be hosted in the United Kingdom on behalf of this year’s winning broadcaster, Ukraine’s UA:PBC. Following the decision that, regrettably, next year’s event could not be held in Ukraine for safety and security reasons the EBU explored a […]

July 25, 2022By Colin Mann

Eleven Belgium launches commercial licence for bars

Eleven Belgium is launching a new commercial licence offering for all bars and restaurants in the country. With the acquisition of the rights to the Jupiler Pro League, Eleven Belgium offers one of the most complete sports package in the country, including live coverage of football from La Liga, Serie A, Bundesliga, the English cups, […]

July 22, 2022

Viaplay acquires Premier Sports

In a move that accelerates its entry into UK, ahead of the launch of the Viaplay streaming service in the country this autumn, streaming platform operator Viaplay Group is to acquire UK sports streamer and TV channel operator Premier Sports. The transaction values Premier Sports at £30 million (€35.2m) on a cash and debt-free basis. […]

July 21, 2022By Colin Mann

Viaplay adds 766k subs in Q2

Viaplay, the Nordic streaming service, has reported that paying subscribers were up 69 per cent year-on-year to 5,549,000 with 766,000 subscribers added quarter-on-quarter. The company has raised its year end subscriber target from 7 million to 7.3 million to reflect higher expected international subscriber intake. Viaplay reported a total operating income of SEK 205 million […]

July 21, 2022

Report: Pay-TV market growing in GSA region

The pay-TV and SVoD market is continuing to grow in Germany, Austria and Switzerland according to the Pay TV and Paid VoD in Germany 2021/2022 report published by VAUNET. In Germany, total revenue from pay television and paid VoD in 2021 rose by 13.1 per cent to reach €4.7 billion, and is expected to grow […]

July 20, 2022

Research: Consumers using savings to cover media subs

Almost a third (29 per cent) of individuals have struggled to pay for their media subscription services since the start of 2022, with people needing to borrow money or use savings to pay their bills according to KPMG research. The survey of UK consumers conducted by OnePoll found that 15 per cent have missed or […]

July 18, 2022

Study: Trials are effective onboarding tool for SVoDs

Parks Associates’ consumer study OTT: Perception, Use, and Business Models reveals 40 million US internet households trialled and subscribed to at least one OTT service in the first half of 2021. The research analyses consumer use and perception across multiple business models, their libraries, and features. Free trials offer consumers the opportunity to experiment with […]

July 15, 2022

Data: Man Utd most pirated EPL club

With pre-season underway for most Premier League clubs and research from 2021 suggesting that 47 per cent of football fans openly admit to watching their club on illegal streaming websites, IT support company Firewall Technical analysed Google search data to see the most illegally-streamed football teams in the UK. Specifically, they looked at 19 of […]

July 14, 2022By Colin Mann

Ofcom: Widening gap between best & worst broadband/pay-TV

Ofcom has published the latest league tables of complaints it has received about the UK’s major broadband, mobile and pay-TV firms. The report reveals the number of complaints made to the media regulator in the first quarter of this year, from January to March. “While the overall level of complaints has been consistently low over recent […]

July 13, 2022

NAGRA claims further Operation 404 success

Content protection and multiscreen television solutions provider NAGRA continues to work with Latin American anti-piracy association Alianza, leveraging its anti-piracy capabilities to bring down criminal activity as part of Operation 404, an anti-piracy operation by the Brazilian Ministry of Justice with collaboration from a number of key industry players, including NAGRA, through the Alianza anti-piracy […]

July 13, 2022By Colin Mann