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ITV scores La Liga rights

ITV will broadcast La Liga football in a new three season deal. Games from the top-flight Spanish league will be broadcast live and exclusively free to air across ITV, ITV4 and ITV Hub. From this current season up to and including 2024/25, ITV has secured the UK rights to 10 matches per season, with either […]

August 14, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Innovid: CTV now 50% of ad impressions

Innovid, the advertising platform for delivery, personalisation and measurement of converged TV across linear, Connected TV (CTV) and digital, has revealed that the company set a new record in the second quarter as CTV accounted for half of the volume of all video impressions served through its platform. In fact, CTV impression volume grew by […]

August 12, 2022

Forecast: Australia telco, pay-TV worth $21.9bn in 2026

The total telecom and pay-TV services revenue in Australia is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 1.6 per cent from $20.2 billion in 2021 to $21.9 billion (€21.2bn) in 2026, mainly supported by mobile data and fixed broadband service segments, according to forecasts from GlobalData, a data and analytics company. GlobalData’s […]

August 12, 2022

Report: Why HBO Max viewers are most satisfied with its AVoD service

Which ad-supported streaming services are viewers most satisfied with? A new Whip Media report, which included survey responses from about 2,500 US viewers, looked at that question. In particular, viewers were most satisfied with HBO Max’s ad-supported experience. Meanwhile, Hulu’s experience – due to a high level of viewer annoyance with their ads, left something […]

August 12, 2022

Intelsat, OneWeb IFC deal

Intelsat and OneWeb have signed a “global distribution” partnership, an initiative to provide a global service for In Flight Communications and broadband to aircraft. Intelsat already has considerable skin in the game because it bought in 2020 the commercial aviation connectivity business from Gogo for what many have seen as being a timely ‘bargain’ of […]

August 12, 2022By Chris Forrester

DAZN acquires Hexagone MMA rights

DAZN, the sports streaming platform, has secured global rights to broadcast Hexagone MMA in the US, the UK, Mexico, Poland, Australia, New Zealand and a number of other countries globally. The agreement will see DAZN subscribers in these territories have access to watch all Hexagone MMA’s fights live and on demand on the platform until […]

August 12, 2022By Nik Roseveare

ICASA CEO steps down

The CEO of South Africa’s communications regulator ICASA, Willington Ngwepe, is stepping down and says he will not be available at the end of his current term in office. Ngwepe will leave on October 15th. His departure follows on from that of ICASA’s chairman, Keabetswe Modimoeng, who also stepped aside earlier than expected. “Ngwepe has […]

August 12, 2022By Chris Forrester

UK landlord fined for illegally screening Sky Sports

Patrick Hennessy of the Boat Inn, Church Street, Wolverhampton has been found guilty of two offences of dishonest reception of a television transmission, in this case, Sky Sports televised football matches, with the intent to avoid payment of the applicable commercial subscription charge. Sky Sports is only available to licensed premises in the UK via […]

August 12, 2022

Insight TV rebrands

Insight TV, the millennial-focused global channel operator and content producer, has announced the rebranding and renaming of the Insight TV channels, in a strategic focus for continued growth. The rebrand will be fully completed by the end of August, with changes already being seen on linear TV. Insight TV says the rebrand will diversify the […]

August 12, 2022

Viaplay signs Haaland

Manchester City striker Erling Haaland has agreed a long-term, multi-market partnership with Viaplay. The Norwegian footballer will star in an exclusive documentary that will give Viaplay viewers insights into both his meteoric career and personal life. Haaland will also become a Viaplay ambassador in the nine European countries in which Viaplay holds the rights to […]

August 12, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Xumo partners with Magnolia Pictures

Xumo, a specialist in streaming entertainment, has partnered with Magnolia Pictures in a two-year distribution deal that brings a range of signature movie titles from its award-winning library to the FAST market for the first time—exclusively on Xumo. These movies will be streamed on an ongoing basis with a new title launching nearly every month, […]

August 12, 2022

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Bank: “Nordic Noir helps Viaplay”

A report from Jefferies Bank suggests that Viaplay has married its dominance (indeed, creation) of a genre – in Nordic Noir – to top-flight sports rights to become a household name in streaming in the Nordic regions. It is now in the foothills of replicating the playbook internationally. The bank says it is optimistic on […]

August 10, 2022 Chris Forrester
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It’s the economy, stupid!

That three-word slogan, famously pinned to the wall in the Clinton (Bill) campaign HQ in their winning 1992 run, has been deployed in many – sometimes quite random – circumstances since. It should be dusted down when looking around at near term prospects for the TV economy. In recent years there has been a significant […]

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