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DAZN acquires Eleven Group

DAZN Group, the sports streaming platform, has announced an agreement to acquire the Eleven Group’s global sports media businesses. The transaction, when completed, will propel DAZN to become the broadcaster of top football leagues in Portugal and Belgium. Eleven Group’s businesses will also complement DAZN’s existing positions in Italy, DACH and Spain, where DAZN holds […]

September 27, 2022

Sky unveils plug and play Sky Stream

UK pay-TV operator Sky has launched Sky Stream, describing it as the latest innovation on the Sky Glass Platform. “It is the new, easy way to get Sky, giving you the best entertainment streamed straight to any TV over Wi-Fi, with no dish or installation required,” says Sky. Users simply plug the device into any […]

September 27, 2022By Colin Mann

BBC DG: ‘Not strapped to one funding mechanic’

Tim Davie, the BBC’s Director-General, has acknowledged that the Licence Fee is the ‘least bad’ option for funding the Corporation, an observation made by current BBC Chairman Richard Sharp before taking up his post and repeated by former Broadcast Minister John Whittingdale earlier in 2022. “If you believe in universal broadcasting, the pressure is on […]

September 27, 2022Colin Mann @ RTS London Convention 2022

C4 CEO: ‘Government policy may change’

Alex Mahon, CEO at UK public service broadcaster Channel 4, has acknowledged that the change in leadership of the governing Conservative Party and arrival of a new Secretary of State with responsibility for the broadcast sector, may impact on the previously announced intention to privatise the service. “Where we are now is that the government […]

September 27, 2022Colin Mann @ RTS London Convention 2022

‘TV well-placed to weather financial crisis’

Senior executives from some of the TV industry’s major companies have suggested they are well positioned to counter the effects of the financial climate on users’ entertainment spend. Speaking at the RTS London Convention 2022, Priya Dogra, Convention Chair and Managing Director, EMEA, Warner Bros. Discovery, acknowledged that the entertainment industry was at the beginning […]

September 27, 2022Colin Mann @ RTS London Convention 2022

Euro telcos call for Big Tech network cash

The CEOs of 16 European telcos have issued statement calling for the largest traffic generators to make a fair contribution to the “sizeable” costs they currently impose on European networks. Noting the role of connectivity in addressing current EU challenges, they say they are writing with a sense of urgency, as the European Commission looks […]

September 27, 2022By Colin Mann

RTVE president steps down

José Manuel Pérez Tornero, president of RTVE, has resigned following strong criticism from within the company on the grounds that his plan for RTVE is “not viable right now”. Tornero has been at the helm of RTVE since March 2021 when he was appointed by Parliament. Over the last few months, his management has been […]

September 27, 2022From David Del Valle in Madrid

Glasgow, Liverpool final Eurovision 2023 host city contenders

The BBC has provided an update on the bidding process for the 67th Eurovision Song Contest, and confirmed that two cities, Glasgow and Liverpool, remain in competition to be the 2023 host city. On August 12th, the BBC announced that seven cities (Birmingham, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle and Sheffield) had been shortlisted as candidate […]

September 27, 2022

Report: UGC drives UK online shopper sales

A survey of UK consumers has underlined the importance of authentic content – User-generated Content, especially – throughout the online customer decision journey The survey, The 2022 eCommerce Content Trends Report, from StoryStream, the visual commerce platform for authentic online shopping experiences, and IMRG, the UK eCommerce association, today releases, reveals that 91 per cent […]

September 27, 2022

Netflix creating internal game studio in Finland

Netflix has announced that it is creating an internal game development studio in Helsinki, Finland. The studio will be led by Marko Lastikka, Zynga’s vice president, as its director, and it will become Netflix’s fourth game studio upon completion. In a blog post, Amir Rahimi, VP of Game Studios at Netflix, said: “This is another […]

September 27, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Sky Sports extends Scottish football rights

Sky Sports will broadcast more Scottish Professional Football League (SPFL) matches than ever before under a new agreement with the League. The four-year extension to the current deal means Sky Sports customers can continue to watch SPFL live every week of the season until 2029. In addition, football fans will be able to watch exclusively […]

September 27, 2022

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