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Digital UK becomes Everyone TV

Everyone TV is the new name for Digital UK, the organisation that brings free British television to UK viewers and the platform operator of Freeview, and of its satellite twin, Freesat. Owned by the UK’s leading public service broadcasters, the change in name is designed to reflect a revised mandate for the organisation: To lead […]

January 26, 2023Colin Mann @ Outside the Box 2023

Everyone TV CEO: ‘Embrace the streaming age’

Jonathan Thompson, CEO of Everyone TV, the freshly rebranded body that brings free British television to UK viewers, has suggested that, going forward, it will seek to evolve the services it offers to viewers, building on the strengths of broadcast TV, and embracing the potential of the streaming age. Delivering a keynote address at the […]

January 26, 2023Colin Mann @ Outside the Box 2023

Ofcom: Virgin Media tops Q3 pay-TV complaints

Ofcom has published the latest figures for complaints the regulator received about the UK’s major mobile, broadband and pay-TV providers between July and September 2022. In summary, the latest complaints data shows: Overall, complaint volumes during this quarter were broadly in line with the previous three months. Shell Energy continued to attract the most broadband […]

January 26, 2023

Comcast Q4 sinks on cord-cutting, Peacock losses

Comcast posted fourth-quarter earnings down as losses grew at its Peacock streaming service and the cable business lost subscribers. There were also $638 million (€587.7m) in severance costs as staff were cut. Peacock reported 20 million subscribers up from 15 million in October, but the investment in the streaming service expanded its quarterly loss to […]

January 26, 2023

Study: Pirate TV ‘high economic loss in Germany’

Watching illegal live content on TV was still widespread in 2022 and has actually increased noticeably in recent years. Since the economic losses are at the expense of commercial media organisations, the effect of this is to weaken media and opinion diversity in Germany. This is the conclusion of a study commissioned by the Vaunet […]

January 26, 2023

Intelsat Class Action gathers pace

The long-running Class Action inside trading allegations brought by some investors in Intelsat is coming to a head. The action centres on allegations that Dave McGlade, then chairman of Intelsat, in 2019, together with some major Intelsat stock-holders, sold significant portions of their holdings following a specific meeting between Intelsat and key officials at the […]

January 26, 2023By Chris Forrester

beIN Sports Asia signs F1 deal

beIN Sports has secured exclusive rights to the Formula 1 World Championships in ten territories across Asia. The new media rights agreement begins in 2023 and runs until the conclusion of the 2025 championship which will include rights to all Grands Prix, Sprint Races, Qualifying and Practice sessions. Coverage begins with the season opener, the […]

January 26, 2023

England Hockey launches OTT service

England Hockey has teamed-up with live sports streaming platform provider, Joymo, to develop and launch England Hockey TV – a new direct-to-fan digital service. The custom-built OTT digital content hub becomes the new home of England Hockey live and non-live content with match streams, highlights, short and long format video features, being made available to […]

January 26, 2023

Viaplay Select on Canal+ in Austria

Viaplay Group and Canal+ have agreed a partnership to make hundreds of hours of content from Viaplay Select exclusively available on Canal+ in Austria. Canal+ subscribers in Austria can now access more than 300 hours of Viaplay’s series, films and documentaries, together with curated third-party content from across the Nordic region. Viaplay Select is a […]

January 26, 2023

IMG to produce England matches for Channel 4

IMG, a player in sports, events and media, will produce Channel 4’s coverage of England men’s UEFA Nations League matches, European Qualifiers and International Friendlies for the next two years. Under the agreement, IMG will produce the live match feed and highlights show for Channel 4’s remaining 14 games throughout 2023 and 2024, starting with […]

January 26, 2023

BBC receives 7 Oscar nominations

The BBC has received seven Oscar nominations across a range of categories for the Academy Awards 2023, from Best Picture, Directing and Original Screenplay to an Animated Short, Documentary Features and Actor in a Leading Role. Films backed by BBC Film, the feature filmmaking arm of the BBC, received four Oscar nominations. Ruben Östlund’s Palme […]

January 26, 2023

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Aerospace giant Airbus has relaunched its high-altitude Platform Station business (HAPS) with a new name, Aalto, and is targeting high-altitude surveillance, 5G and direct-to-device connectivity. The company is expected to seek outside investment for the programme which will then be spun-off as a separate business. Zephyr/Aalto, using very high-flying solar-electric drones, will initially be 100 […]

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On the same day the DCMS has confirmed an earlier leak that it is dropping its mad idea of privatising C4, Matt Hancock, the gurning TV celeb and former DCMS Secretary, closed his personal app (he launched it five years ago, in case you’re not a follower). Does this coincidence indicate that the grown-ups are […]

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