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Prime Video UK scores Champions League package

Prime Video has secured the rights to exclusively broadcast the Tuesday night top-pick matches of the UEFA Champions League for three seasons from 2024/25, taking. These fixtures will always feature an English team during the group stages and, where they have qualified, through to the semi-finals. The deal ends BT Sport’s current exclusive coverage of […]

July 1, 2022By Nik Roseveare

BT Sport retains most UEFA football rights

BT Sport has secured the rights to the majority of the UEFA Champions League games, plus all the UEFA Europa League and the UEFA Europa Conference League exclusively live, for a further three seasons, including highlights and in-match clips. BT Sport will continue to make the finals available for all to watch. BT Sport will […]

July 1, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Longer TV ad breaks for UK?

Ofcom has confirmed that the frequency and length of commercial breaks on UK television channels are to be reassessed in light of evolving viewing habits and the rise of streaming services. Current rules state that, for ITV/STV, Channel 4 and Channel 5, the total amount of advertising in any one day must not exceed an […]

July 1, 2022

Champions League highlights on BBC

UEFA Champions League highlights will be available for the first time on BBC platforms from 2024-25 for three years. The BBC will become home to Wednesday night highlights from 2024 onwards, showcasing all of the action from the European club football across its linear, digital and social channels, delivering all of the goals and key […]

July 1, 2022By Nik Roseveare

UEFA hat-trick for Canal+

French pay-TV operator Canal+ has, for the first time, secured exclusive rights to UEFA’s three premier club football tournaments: the Champions League, the Europa League, and the Europa Conference League. The three-season deal covers 2024/2025 though to 2026/2027. Canal + will also for the first time, offer its subscribers the progress of the leading French […]

July 1, 2022By Colin Mann

GSMA calls for more 5G spectrum

Mobile industry trade body the GSMA has released analysis of the spectrum needs of 5G networks across low, mid- and high bands which it says delivers a clear vision of the spectrum capacity required to integrate 5G into the lives of businesses and consumers up to 2030. Two new reports, Vision 2030: Low-band spectrum for […]

July 1, 2022By Colin Mann

Turkey bans US and German channels

Turkey has banned two international public broadcasters. The websites of Germany’s Deutsche Welle and the Turkish-language version of US public radio service Voice of America were blocked by an Ankara court after they refused to comply with a request to obtain a broadcast licence. The two outlets had argued that being regulated by the country’s […]

July 1, 2022

ViX+ set for July 21 debut

Spanish-language media and content company TelevisaUnivision has confirmed that ViX+ will debut on July 21st in the US, Mexico, and most of Spanish-speaking Latin America, with a monthly price of $6.99 (€6.69) in the US and MX$119 in Mexico. ViX+ is the premium tier of ViX, the first large-scale global streaming service created specifically for […]

July 1, 2022

NBCUniversal: “We’ve built the future our partners want”

NBCUniversal reports that it has has successfully closed a record breaking 2022-23 Global, National and Local Upfront. The company says that its results  demonstrate the impact, value and scale of the leading media and technology company’s early investment in and operationalisation of its tech enabled trading model ‘One Platform’. Combined with its continued commitment to […]

July 1, 2022

Redge Technologies extends contract with TVN Warner Bros Discovery

Redge Technologies has extended its contract with TVN Warner Bros Discovery for the licensing of the Redge Media SDP platform and the provision of Redge Media VDP services. Player.pl has been operating on the Redge Media platform as an end-to-end deployment since 2017. Player.pl is the largest and most popular VoD service in Poland. According […]

July 1, 2022

e.tv: “We know we must quit analogue”

South African broadcaster e.tv has said it knows it needs to vacate the analogue spectrum bands as soon as possible for the nation to progress. Earlier this week it won a major victory from South Africa’s Constitutional Court extending its rights to continue analogue broadcasting. But the company says it recognises that its usage of […]

July 1, 2022By Chris Forrester

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