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Q4 launch for £5.99 BritBox

Q4 launch for £5.99 BritBox

Following the confirmation in late February 2019 that they were in the concluding phase of talks to establish a strategic partnership, ITV and the BBC have now signed an agreement…

Spain: Mitele Plus offers football package

Spain: Mitele Plus offers football package

Mediaset’s new streaming service Mitele Plus will offer a La Liga, Champions League and Europa League football package for €35 a month – with a €5 discount for the first…

Deltatre powers next-gen fan experience for CAF

Deltatre, the global sports media technology provider, has been selected by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) to power its digital properties, in a move that will enable the body…

Netflix slips, and disappoints investors

Netflix’s Q2 numbers disappointed Wall Street having suffered a drop-off in subscriber growth. Globally, Netflix added 2.7 million subs in the April-June period, well down on consensus expectations of 5…

Virgin, Sky extend content deal

UK pay-TV operators Virgin Media and Sky have agreed a new, multi-year partnership that will see the two companies strengthen their track record of collaboration and bring an even better…

Spain: DAZN refuses to air La Liga

Spain: DAZN refuses to air La Liga

Telefónica’s “tough” financial conditions for third parties to acquire La Liga rights have ultimately driven streaming service DAZN to refuse to broadcast La Liga and the Champions League in Spain…

Discovery expands Eurosport distribution with DAZN

Discovery expands Eurosport distribution with DAZN

DAZN, the sports streaming service, and Discovery have announced a new distribution partnership that will see Eurosport 1 HD and Eurosport 2 HD made available to DAZN subscribers in Austria, Germany, Italy and Spain. Eurosport holds exclusive…

Fans turn to streaming for Wimbledon & Cricket finals

July 14th produced one of the most nail-biting half hours in British sporting history, with both the Wimbledon Men’s final and the Cricket World Cup final going to deciders in…

Parks: $12.5bn piracy revenue loss by 2024

Parks: $12.5bn piracy revenue loss by 2024

Research from market research and consulting company Parks Associates forecasts that in 2019, OTT and pay-TV companies will see $9.1 billion in lost revenue as a result of piracy and…

The Open joins GOLFTV across SE Asia, Hong Kong & Taiwan

The Open joins GOLFTV across SE Asia, Hong Kong & Taiwan

Golf’s oldest Championship, The Open, is joining GOLFTV’s portfolio and will be presented to fans on the streaming service’s offering across Southeast Asia, Hong Kong and Taiwan. The multi-year agreement…

Dailymotion to pay €5.5m in damages to Mediaset

Dailymotion has been ordered to pay out over €5.5 million to Italian broadcaster Mediaset as compensation for 995 copyrighted videos uploaded to its site since 2006 without authorisation. A Rome…

Deutsche Telekom loses StreamOn appeal

Deutsche Telekom has lost its legal battle over its zero-rated mobile video offering, StreamOn, following a court ruling that the service violates EU rules on roaming and net neutrality. An…

SCN delivers digital ads to UK FTA audience

Sports Channel Network (SCN), the UK based Free to Air OTT channel, has become the first sport channel to deliver digital advertising to a free to air broadcast audience using…

Mediaset Spain launches pay-TV service Mitele Plus

Mediaset Spain launches pay-TV service Mitele Plus

Mediaset Spain has entered the country’s pay-TV market with the launch of Mitele Plus. The streaming-only pay-TV platform is available for a monthly fee of €2.50 or an annual fee…

Study: Traditional TV far from dead

Study: Traditional TV far from dead

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, a professional services firm, and digital media consulting company, Vorhaus Advisors, have released their inaugural Digital Strategy Study, which analyses the state of media and content…

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