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Report: UK TV programme sales £902m

Report: UK TV programme sales £902m

Pact – the trade association representing the commercial interests of UK independent television, film, digital, children’s and animation media companies – has published its new-look TV Exports report, which it…

Amazon Prime on BT TV STBs

Amazon Prime on BT TV STBs

UK multiplay telco BT has become the first major UK pay-TV provider to offer Amazon Prime Video access via a set-top box – giving customers the ability to access Prime…

EU copyright reform vote: Industry reaction

A number of representative bodies have commented on votes taken by the European Parliament’s Committee on Legal Affairs which could lead to major changes to European copyright law The Federation…

APAC: Sports media rights worth $5bn this year

APAC: Sports media rights worth $5bn this year

The market value of sports media rights is set to reach $5 billion in Asia Pacific ex-China this year, according to Asia Pacific Sports In The Age Of Streaming, a…

India: World Cup carriage dispute escalates

India: World Cup carriage dispute escalates

Sony Pictures Network, its Indian general entertainment bundle of channels, has cut its transmissions to Kolkatta’s MSO cable operator Manthan over alleged unpaid subscription fees. The cessation of services was…

Irish licensees fined for Sky Sports infringements  

Irish licensees fined for Sky Sports infringements   

Following successful legal action taken by Sky, three licensees in the Republic of Ireland have been found guilty for infringing Sky’s copyright by showing Sky Sports programming in their premises…

Hulu chief: “Quality, not quantity”

Hulu CEO Randy Freer, speaking to CNBC, has taken a subtle shot at rival Netflix regarding its incredibly high content spend. “I think money is a relative term. I think…

Portugal: Eleven acquires more top-flight football

Global sports provider Eleven Sports has added to its growing portfolio in Portugal with the acquisition of live football from Bundesliga, the German Supercup (both from 2019/20), Scottish Ladbrokes Premiership,…

F1: OTT to co-exist with linear

David Bailey, Senior Research Manager at Formula 1, has suggested that linear coverage of the sport will continue alongside the category’s recently-launched F1 TV OTT service, with the service’s roll-out…

Netflix billing boost for Virgin Media

Netflix billing boost for Virgin Media

Multiplay operator Virgin Media has further strengthened its longstanding partnership in the UK with Netflix. From October 2018, all new and existing Virgin TV customers who don’t yet have Netflix…

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