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Report: FTA sport worth €4.9bn to European economy

An independent report commissioned by the EBU from Oxford Economics estimates that the economic impact of public service media (PSM) sports broadcasting contributed €4.9 billion to Europe’s GDP and supported over 60,000 jobs in 2022. The findings include direct contributions from content production and broadcasting and significant indirect and induced impacts due to supply chain […]

April 22, 2024

Macquarie explores KCOM sale

Macquarie, the Australian investment fund and former owner of Thames Water, is reportedly looking to sell KCOM, the Hull-based broadband provider amid growing competition from upstart networks. The Telegraph reported that Macquarie has already appointed advisory-focused investment bank PJT Partners to conduct a strategic review of KCOM’s business. The move could potentially result in a […]

April 22, 2024

Court date set for Fubo’s antitrust lawsuit

A preliminary injunction hearing in Fubo’s antitrust lawsuit against a new US sports streaming platform from ESPN, Fox and Warner Bros Discovery has been scheduled for August 7th at the US District Court for the Southern District of New York. Fubo filed its lawsuit against the as-yet unnamed service back in February, alleging that the […]

April 22, 2024

Freeview: Nearly 23m TVs sold since 2014

Freeview has revealed that is has sold nearly 23 million TVs since 2014, according to GFK, PTV Panel. That’s more than enough TV sets to entertain the entire populations of London, Manchester, Birmingham, Leeds and Glasgow combined. Freeview offers more than 70 standard and a selection of HD live channels, 30 radio stations and 12 […]

April 22, 2024

SkyShowtime, Paramount ad sales partnership

SkyShowtime and Paramount Advertising International have announced an exclusive deal for Paramount to handle SkyShowtime’s advertising sales across all of its markets. Through this partnership, SkyShowtime and Paramount’s global ad sales business will provide advertisers with unified access to premium advertising in 20+ European markets. SkyShowtime’s new Standard with Ads plan will be available from […]

April 22, 2024

ITV: Over 7m viewers for FA Cup semi-final

ITV, the UK commercial broadcaster, drew significant audiences across entertainment, sport and drama, over the April 20th/21st weekend. More than 12 million people tuned into the first two launch episodes of Britain’s Got Talent Season 17. Episode 1 on April 20th peaked with 5.8 million viewers (5 million ave.) with a 39 per cent share […]

April 22, 2024

SES vs Intelsat C-band hearing postponed

The long-running legal battle between SES and Intelsat over more than $400 million (€375.2m) which SES is claiming out of the sum received by Intelsat from the FCC’s compensation scheme for the reuse of C-band, has been postponed. A hearing initially set for April 24th has now been rescheduled for July 17th. SES is arguing […]

April 22, 2024By Chris Forrester

BBC invests £6m into BBC Bitesize

BBC Children’s and Education has announced a £6 million (€6.9m) investment into its online education platform, BBC Bitesize. The BBC says that “BBC Bitesize will become the most personalised, trusted and free to access learning platform for the next generation”, as the corporation celebrates 100 years of its education content. To celebrate 100 years of […]

April 22, 2024

Sport 24 to air Euro 2024 on airlines, cruise ships

Sport 24, IMG’s inflight and in-ship live sports channel, has announced a deal with the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) to broadcast the 2024 UEFA European Football Championship. Under the agreement, Sport 24 and its secondary channel Sport 24 Extra will show 50+ games of the tournament live on airlines and cruise ships around […]

April 22, 2024

UKTV Ventures partners with Elder

UKTV has announced that it has invested in the online care marketplace, Elder, using its multi-million pound investment fund, UKTV Ventures. Elder was created to connect older people and their families with independent carers across the UK to enable personalised one-to-one care at home.  Elder’s proprietary technology uses hundreds of different data points including conditions, […]

April 22, 2024

Virgin Media O2 helps to tackle e-waste

Virgin Media O2 is raising awareness of the issue of electronic waste (e-waste) and the climate crisis with content across Virgin TV to mark Earth Day (April 22nd). With the UK on course to become the largest contributor of e-waste in the world per capita, Virgin TV has created a 60-second promo, to soon be […]

April 22, 2024

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