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Free La Liga for UK viewers

Spain’s La Liga has been given the government green light to resume in June, and UK fans can watch free matches live on LaLigaTV by Premier Sports once the league…

Bouygues Telecom Triple Play with Samsung

Samsung France and Bouygues Telecom have announced the launch of the new Bbox Smart TV offer in France. The offer eliminates the need for a TV decoder in favour of…

Law&Crime to stream Peterson murder appeal

Law&Crime, the 24/7 live trial and true crime network, will broadcast live the appeal of convicted murderer Scott Peterson at the Supreme Court of California next week. The coverage, hosted…

Research: 56% UK homes have SVoD

Research: 56% UK homes have SVoD

Data insights and consulting company Kantar has launched its new Entertainment On Demand service in the UK, designed to help entertainment industry and investors understand the full entertainment subscription service…

Analyst: Pay-TV revenues to plunge to $150bn

Global pay-TV revenues for 138 countries peaked in 2016 at $202 billion (€184bn), according to the Global Pay TV Revenue Forecasts report from analyst firm Digital TV Research. Revenues will…

Comcast agrees HBO Max deal

Comcast agrees HBO Max deal

Comcast and WarnerMedia have agreed a deal to bring freshly-launched D2C service HBO Max to Xfinity X1 and Flex customers. As part of the deal, existing Xfinity HBO customers will…

Research: Smart TV & streaming stick usage surges

Research: Smart TV & streaming stick usage surges

As millions of Americans adjusted to working from home and having to practice distance learning due to the Covid-19 pandemic, research from Comscore shows engagement with streaming services and year-on-year…

Research: Lockdown sees younger viewers turn to UKTV classics

Research: Lockdown sees younger viewers turn to UKTV classics

Multichannel programmer UKTV says it is outpacing television’s general upward viewing trend during lockdown with its mix of bold originals and classic programming proving a hit with younger viewers. The…

NEXTGEN TV launches show growing momentum

Just as four broadcasters launch NEXTGEN TV service in the Las Vegas market, broadcast standards body the Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) is showcasing more than 80 NEXTGEN TV product…

DAZN seeks investment to secure future

DAZN seeks investment to secure future

OTT sports platform DAZN is trying to secure its financial future, with owner Len Blavatnik exploring options to raise funds for a business that has significantly suffered by the postponement…

Australia: Disney+ hits 2m subs in 4 months

Data from Roy Morgan shows Disney+ continuing its stellar growth with over 2 million Australians now using the SVoD service after only launcing in the country four months ago. As…

Research: US lockdown drives broadband service upgrades

According to research from actionable intelligence firm The Diffusion Group (TDG), 7 per cent of US broadband households upgraded their service in April 2020, a rate that varies dramatically relative…

Mediaset Spain launches Mitele Plus internationally

Mediaset Spain launches Mitele Plus internationally

Mediaset Spain has launched Mitele Plus Internacional – the International version of its OTT platform – to distribute pay-TV content worldwide. Priced at €3 a month or €30 a year,…

DAZN extends Bundesliga coverage in Germany, Switzerland

DAZN extends Bundesliga coverage in Germany, Switzerland

Following the resumption of Bundesliga football last weekend, DAZN has extended its partnership with the DFL to show multiple live matches from the competition on the sports streaming service in…

Analysis: M&E to take $160bn Covid-19 hit

The latest forecast revisions from Ampere Analysis reveal that the global entertainment sector is set to lose $160 billion (€146bn) of growth as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic over…

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