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Sky ups Premier League rights; TNT, BBC renew deals

Sky has secured the broadcast rights to show a record number of Premier League fixtures in a new four-year deal. With up to 100 more matches each season, its exclusively live coverage will increase by 70 per cent from 2025/26. With four packages awarded, the maximum for any one broadcaster, over 80 per cent of […]

December 5, 2023By Nik Roseveare

Ofcom sets out online safety guidance

Children are set to be protected from accessing online pornography under new age-check guidance proposed by comms regulator Ofcom to help services to comply with online safety laws. Latest research shows that the average age at which children first see online pornography is 13 – although nearly a quarter come across it by age 11 […]

December 5, 2023

Verizon: Netflix, Max $10 streaming bundle

US multiplay telco Verizon is partnering with Netflix and Max to offer its customers savings on what it says is a first-of-its-kind streaming bundle. Starting December 7th and for the first time, ad-supported services from entertainment giants Netflix and Max will be offered together – only for Verizon’s myPlan customers – for just $10 (€9.24) […]

December 5, 2023

Research: Consumers seek streamlined viewing experience

The latest wave of Hub Entertainment Research’s semi-annual Battle Royale survey sheds new light on how consumers make decisions in an increasingly crowded landscape of entertainment providers. Consumers are feeling the bite of more expensive streaming: In Hub’s latest survey, 88 per cent of entertainment consumers agree with the statement that streaming video subscriptions are […]

December 5, 2023

Govt set to block BBC licence fee increase

UK Culture Secretary Lucy Frazer has suggested that the government is to block an expected 9 per cent licence fee increase set out in a funding agreement struck by former Prime Minister Boris Johnson. The fee is supposed to rise in line with inflation from April 2024, and in the three years after that. Speaking […]

December 4, 2023

Research: APAC streaming market shows resilience

Economic pressures and saturation in mature markets have pushed streaming growth to its lowest level since before the pandemic began in 2020, according to research from Ampere Analysis. However, the Asia Pacific region has been more resilient than many other markets. Here, diverse and fast-growing economies have supported widespread advances in connectivity and gains in […]

December 4, 2023

Canal+ launching streaming platform in Netherlands

After recent launches in Austria, Czech Republic and Slovakia, Canal+ Group has announced it is now coming to the Netherlands with an offer aggregating a streaming catalogue of movies and series. Its offer is already being distributed in the Netherlands via its subsidiary M7 and will be rebranded Canal+ from January 29th 2024. From this […]

December 4, 2023By Nik Roseveare

Cellnex fined €13.7m for market abuse

The Spanish Supreme Court has rejected an appeal by infrastructure provider Cellnex and ruled that the company will have to pay a €13.7 million fine imposed by the regulator CNMC for abuse of a dominant position in the DTT market. The ruling brings the matter to an end after a decade in the courts since […]

December 4, 2023From David Del Valle in Madrid

Sky Media announces initiatives and innovations

At an immersive industry Upfronts on November 30th, Sky Media, the advertising arm of Sky, revealed a number of advertising initiatives and innovations to a senior agency audience. Hosted at the ‘Frameless’ interactive gallery in Marble Arch, Sky Media Managing Director Brett Aumuller and his team shared their advertising vision and plans for 2024. Amongst […]

December 4, 2023

Barb awards contracts to MetaBroadcast, Clearcast

Barb has awarded three contracts for its audience measurement service: metadata and interim overnight programme logs to MetaBroadcast and interim overnight commercial spot logs to Clearcast. All three contracts start in January 2025 and will run for three years. Barb has reappointed MetaBroadcast to its metadata contract to operate the combined content ID and genre […]

December 4, 2023

Intelsat expects record revenues; American Eagle deal

Intelsat’s CEO David Wajsgras, speaking at the company’s investor day, said that the company expects record revenues this year, of about $2.1 billion (€1.9bn), up slightly on the $2.084 billion from 2022. Intelsat is considering creating a Medium Earth orbiting fleet of satellites. It had issued a ‘Request for Proposals’ this summer. Intelsat will decide […]

December 4, 2023By Chris Forrester

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