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Fox Sports Asia extends Australian Open deal

Fox Sports Asia has announced an extension of the long-term broadcast relationship with Tennis Australia for the Australian Open. The 4-year renewal of linear TV (pay and terrestrial) and OTT/digital…

Analyst: Sports packages drive subscription choice

Analyst: Sports packages drive subscription choice

Research from Ampere Analysis has identified a large and affluent group of sports fans who can, and do pay, a significant premium to watch their favourite teams and competitions. The…

Intertrust to secure Freesat UHD

UK subscription-free satellite TV platform Freesat has selected Intertrust Technologies’ ExpressPlay CA content security technology to manage and protect their ultra-high definition content in 2018. ExpressPlay CA is Intertrust’s new…

Analyst: Amazon “very likely” to bid for Premier League

Analyst: Amazon “very likely” to bid for Premier League

Amazon looks increasing likely to bid for Premier League streaming rights in the UK, according to Richard Broughton, Research Director at Ampere Analysis. Broughton said the online giant is “very…

UK consults on content portability

The UK’s Intellectual Property Office (IPO) has launched a consultation on its proposed approach to enforcement of the EU Portability Regulation which ends on January 31st 2018. From April 1st…

Verizon, A+E expand partnership

Verizon and A+E Networks have announced an expanded partnership to deliver A+E Networks programming, including content from A&E, Lifetime, History and Viceland, across Verizon’s family of media brands, including Yahoo…

UK consumer video spend up 7.5%

According to trade body the British Association for Screen Entertainment (BASE), data from the Official Charts Company and IHS Markit suggest that consumer spend across the video category rose by…

Streaming now over 50% of UK music consumption

Streaming now over 50% of UK music consumption

Official figures released by record labels’ association the BPI, based on Official Charts Company data, reveal a strong year for British recorded music, with UK consumption across all formats in…

Gervais, Netflix expand stand-up deal

After making a deal to distribute Ricky Gervais’ stand-up show Humanity, which the comedian is currently touring, Netflix has announced they will be producing another stand-up exclusive from Gervais. The…

UEFA granted illicit streaming injunction

UEFA granted illicit streaming injunction

UEFA, the governing body of European football, has been granted a UK High Court injunction aimed at tackling illicit streaming of matches. Mr Justice Arnold made an order against the…