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NENT Group extends Bundesliga rights

Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group), the Nordic streaming company, has extended its exclusive pan-Nordic media rights to German Bundesliga football until 2025. Under the new agreement, NENT Group will show…

Thunberg fronts BBC climate change series

Thunberg fronts BBC climate change series

BBC Studios’ Science Unit has announced a new series fronted by Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg. Unveiled at the Showcase 2020 event, the series will follow Thunberg’s international crusade, which…

StarzPlay partners with Fremantle in MENA

StarzPlay, the SVoD service, has announced a partnership with production company Fremantle. The agreement includes Fremantle’s Euston Films bold crime series Baghdad Central, written and created by the BAFTA-nominated writer…

Top Gear shifts to BBC One; India deal

Charlotte Moore, Director of BBC Content, has confirmed that the long-running motoring entertainment show is moving to BBC One for its 29th series later this year. The new line up…

No Oscars for The Irishman

No Oscars for The Irishman

The Irishman, the Martin Scorsese mob-movie funded by Netflix to the tune of $140 million, failed to take home a single award at the Oscars Ceremony on February 9th. The…

Love Island for Romania

ITV Studios’ and Motion Content Group’s record-breaking format Love Island has been commissioned by Antena in Romania, which becomes the 15th territory to broadcast a local version. Last year it…

BBC Africa content goes FTA on Soweto TV

BBC Africa TV programmes are now available to viewers in South Africa on the free-to-air channel Soweto TV. The deal means viewers to Soweto TV also gain access to the…

Starz, Lionsgate sign UK streaming deal

Starz, Lionsgate sign UK streaming deal

StarzPlay, the Starz platform’s international streaming service, has entered a theatrical output deal with entertainment studio Lionsgate for split first pay streaming rights in the UK to Lionsgate’s recently released…

Pluto TV on Hisense TVs

Pluto TV on Hisense TVs

Pluto TV, a ViacomCBS company and global AVoD service, has announced a multi-year global pact bringing Pluto TV’s platform of over 250 live, linear, thematically-curated and branded partner channels onto…

“Novelty, originality & availability” key to content success

“Novelty, originality & availability” key to content success

The NoTa Conference, reviewing television trends and consumption around the world, has presented research that catch-up and preview viewing for television programmes can significantly add-up to the ratings. In terms…

Portugal: TVI scores Euro 2020 games

Portuguese FTA broadcaster TVI has acquired the rights to air 22 live matches from this summer’s Euro 2020 football tournament in a sublicensing deal with pay-TV network SportTV. TVI will…

Viasat, fuboTV in-flight partnership

Viasat, fuboTV in-flight partnership

Communications company and sports and news-focused live TV streaming service fuboTV have agreed a video streaming distribution and technology partnership that they say advances how content can be delivered and…

beIN Sports Xtra on Samsung TV Plus

beIN Sports has announced the addition of beIN Sports Xtra, the network’s free, 24/7 English-language live sports streaming channel, to Samsung TV Plus, channel 1062. beIN Sports Xtra joins the…

Real Madrid most visited football team website

Real Madrid finished 2019 as the most visited football club website in the world for the fourth consecutive year, according to figures published by Comscore, the official Internet measurement firm.…

Google Fiber dropping linear TV

Google Fiber dropping linear TV

Google Fiber, part of the Access division of Alphabet Inc, which provides gigabit fibre broadband Internet and IPTV to a number of locations in the US, will no longer be…