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YouTube launches paid services in UK

YouTube launches paid services in UK

YouTube has launched two new streaming services – YouTube Music and YouTube Premium – in the UK and 12 other new countries. YouTube Music will enable users to listen to…

Sony expands into Dutch OTT

Sony expands into Dutch OTT

Sony Pictures Television Networks (SPTN) is expanding into OTT in Western Europe for the first time by launching Film1, its premium pay movie service, as a Direct-to-Consumer subscription service, in…

Research: US World Cup absence fails to deter viewers

Despite the absence of the US national football side, 90 per cent of Americans plan to watch as much or more of this World Cup than the prior tournament, according…

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…

French TV join forces in OTT strategy

French TV join forces in OTT strategy

Public-owned France Télévisions and the nation’s two major commercial broadcasters, TF1 and M6 are creating an OTT platform, named SALTO. In a joint announcement, the partners say the alliance between…

Sky Italia, Perform score Serie A rights

Sky Italia and Perform have been awarded the Italian TV rights to the Serie A for the 2018-2021 seasons for €973 million per year. The satellite broadcaster won two packages…

Vewd, iVideoSmart partner

Vewd, the global market leader enabling OTT, and iVideoSmart, the No OPEX and No CAPEX solution provider to videotise any online property, have partnered to provide content creators, broadcasters, and…

Study: SVoDs supplement pay-TV

Three-quarters (76 per cent) of TV content viewers report subscribing to a traditional pay-TV—cable, satellite, or telco—service, down from 86 per cent in 2014, reveals the latest data from Horowitz…

Amazon EPL deal: Industry reaction

Amazon EPL deal: Industry reaction

Following the news that streaming giant Amazon is to become a player in live coverage of English Premier League football from the 2019/20 season onwards, a number of industry observers…

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