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File-sharing fraudsters sentenced

Four UK men who ran a file-sharing website which leaked films online – sometimes before they were released in cinemas – have received custodial or suspended sentences. Steven Pegram, Mark…

Sky, BBC team for iconic British box sets

Sky, BBC team for iconic British box sets

Sky and BBC Studios, the commercial arm of the BBC, are to bring a new range of BBC comedy and drama box sets to Sky and NOW TV customers. From…

FOX News Digital leads multi-platform views

FOX News Digital finished the month of February at number one, beating CNN.com (1.4 billion), in multi-platform views for the first time since August 2018 and securing 1.5 billion total…

Mediacorp secures rights to Tokyo 2020 & Beijing 2022

Mediacorp has become the first media company in Southeast Asia to secure broadcast rights to Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 (Tokyo 2020) and the Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022 (Beijing 2022).…

Netflix interactive Bear Grylls show

Netflix’s next interactive TV series will let viewers spend time with celebrity survival instructor Bear Grylls, best known for his Discovery Channel TV show Man vs Wild. Netflix unveiled the…

ESPN+ exclusive home of UFC PPV events

ESPN+ exclusive home of UFC PPV events

ESPN+ is set to be the exclusive distributor of UFC pay-per-view events in the US through 2025, ESPN and the UFC. This will make ESPN+ the single point of purchase…

Saudi cinemas to see “significant growth”

Saudi cinemas to see “significant growth”

Saudi Arabia is further relaxing the number of cinemas it is permitting. A report from the Kingdom’s General Commission of Audio-Visual Media (GCAM) media says it is working to authorise…

India: Star loses Olympics to Sony

Sony Pictures Networks India (SPNI) has won the media rights to cover the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games for India. The deal also covers the Winter Youth Games in Lausanne, also…

iflix launches premium sports channel

iflix launches premium sports channel

​iflix​, the Southeast Asian VoD service, has announced the launch of ​ZSPORTS – a premium sports linear channel – in multiple Southeast Asian markets, on iflixFREE and iflixVIP. Available in…

Survey: UK viewers want more women’s sport on TV

Survey: UK viewers want more women’s sport on TV

Consumer insights consultancy Netfluential has published a survey that reveals UK TV viewers believe that BT is doing more to televise women’s sport than other media platforms including the BBC,…

Globecast Live: any event to any screen

Globecast, the global solutions provider for media, has announced the launch of Globecast Live: any event to any screen. This allows customers – both broadcast and B2B – to benefit…

Euro Publishers back Spotify complaint against Apple

Euro Publishers back Spotify complaint against Apple

In the week that Spotify has launched an EU competition case against Apple for imposing unfair and discriminatory conditions on competing services in its app-store, European Publishers Council Chairman and…

Rakuten TV: 40-country Euro expansion

Rakuten TV: 40-country Euro expansion

VoD platform Rakuten TV has revealed pan-European expansion plans through partnerships with Samsung Electronics, LG, Philips and Hisense to introduce a remote control button on their Smart TV units in…

Study: Half of UK will watch final Game Of Thrones

Study: Half of UK will watch final Game Of Thrones

A study by GlobalWebIndex has revealed that nearly half of UK consumers (48 per cent) intend to watch the final season of Game of Thrones, which begins next month. The…

beIN: AFC “caves in” to Saudi pressure

beIN: AFC “caves in” to Saudi pressure

The news that the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) had cancelled its MENA TV rights contract with beIN Media on March 12th has prompted Qatar-based beIN to launch a “major international…

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