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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…

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).…

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…

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…

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…

Telefónica wins RTVE’s TV streaming

Telefónica wins RTVE’s TV streaming

Spanish public broadcaster RTVE has awarded Telefónica, through a public tender, the distribution of its streaming signal via all digital platforms. Telefónica will now handle the live transmission of CRTVE.es,…

beIN loses Asian Champions League contract

The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has cancelled its TV contract with beIN Sports for broadcasting into Saudi Arabia. The decision immediately affected Tuesday’s Asian Champions League match between Saudi side…

Dutch card sharing pirate convicted

Dutch card sharing pirate convicted

The operator of a Netherlands-based card sharing piracy network has been convicted and sentenced to a conditional six-month prison sentence, with a probation period of three years, and 240 hours…

Netflix to create original anime content

Netflix to create original anime content

Netflix has entered into partnerships with Anima, Sublimation and David Production. These production houses and Netflix will jointly create original anime series including the animated series Altered Carbon: Resleeved from…

Canal+ Séries OTT launches at €6.99

Canal+ Séries OTT launches at €6.99

The Canal+ Group is launching an OTT drama service – c+SSéries – available from March 12th, offering what it says is thousands of hours of shows, including its Original Commissions…

EC accepts studios’ cross-border pay-TV pledges

EC accepts studios’ cross-border pay-TV pledges

The European Commission has made commitments offered by Disney, NBCUniversal, Sony Pictures, Warner Bros. and Sky legally binding under EU antitrust rules. These commitments address the Commission’s concerns regarding certain…

BT, VICE content partnership

BT, VICE content partnership

UK multiplay telco BT has agreed a deal with youth media brand VICE Media to show its lifestyle and entertainment channel, VICE on TV on BT TV and content across…

Belgium: WWE, SBS content deal

Belgium: WWE, SBS content deal

WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment) and SBS have announced a new agreement to broadcast WWE’s flagship programmes Raw and SmackDown in Belgium. Starting this week, every Wednesday, the ZES channel will…

F1’s Carey: ‘2019 true OTT launch’

F1’s Carey: ‘2019 true OTT launch’

Formula One’s Chairman and CEO, Chase Carey, has suggested that the forthcoming season will mark the true commercial launch of its OTT service. Speaking on the Liberty Media Corp Q4…

My5 content deal with Israel’s HOT

Channel 5 has signed a content partnership deal for its streaming service, My5, with HOT Telecommunication Systems, Israel’s largest multi-channel cable television company. The partnership marks the first ever foreign…

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