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Viaplay goes live in Baltics

Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group), the Nordic streaming company, has rolled out its Viaplay streaming service in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. Viaplay viewers in the Baltics will be able to watch a combination of Viaplay Originals, international films and series, and kids’ content, with world-class live sports – including F1 and Champions League football – […]

March 9, 2021

F1 TV 2021 revamp

Formula 1 is to launch an updated version of its OTT subscription video platform F1 TV for the 2021 FIA Formula 1 World Championship, with what it says are new and improved features made available to more fans on more platforms than ever before. F1 TV Pro is already available in 82 countries around the […]

March 8, 2021By Colin Mann

Sky Sports reruns on NOW TV

NOW TV sports customers can now watch over 1000 hours of sports highlights, documentaries, news programmes and select reruns as part of a new On Demand addition to NOW TV’s Sky Sports Pass. Sky Sports Pass holders will no longer have to wait until shows are broadcast, and instead will have access to all sports […]

March 5, 2021

Bank: “2021 a build-back year for F1”

Formula 1’s revenues of $485 million (€400m) for Q4 were 7 per cent lower year-on-year, and below market expectations. A report from investment bank Berenberg says that F1’s financial numbers were not a “miss” so much as a reflection of the opacity of Formula 1’s fundamentals during the pandemic. The bank says: “2021 looks set […]

March 3, 2021By Chris Forrester

Belgium: Eleven partners with Telenet

Eleven Belgium has partnered with Telenet, to bring its subscribers the best of Telenet’s Play Sports offering, which includes live coverage of football from the Premier league, Eredivisie and UEFA Europa League, as well as Formula 1. Eleven’s audience already enjoys action from the Belgian Pro League (1A and 1B, Scooore Super League), La Liga, […]

February 26, 2021

Jenson Button joins Extreme E

Extreme E has named Jenson Button as the third Formula One World Champion to join the series. Button will own a team – JBXE – and will also be one of the team’s two drivers. Over the past three years, Button has successfully tried his hand at many other disciplines and championships including the FIA […]

January 25, 2021By Nik Roseveare

Formula 1 on Prime Video?

Formula 1 racing is in “active talks” with Amazon regarding streaming Grand Prix on Prime Video as it scopes a digital future beyond TV broadcasting. Chase Carey, F1’s outgoing chief executive, told the Financial Times that he had held “substantive discussions […] with all the global digital platforms.” F1 is targeting younger fans who are increasingly […]

December 23, 2020

F1 in pole position with expansion prospects

Formula 1 has managed the pandemic “reasonably well”, says a report from investment bank Berenberg, and is now well-positioned for 2021 growth and an improvement in revenues. “F1 will exit the year in arguably the best operating position it has been in years. This year, management and all F1 teams signed a host of agreements […]

December 10, 2020

Forecast: 8K TV sales will generate £2.5bn in 2021

Deloitte predicts that one-million 8K TVs will be sold in 2021, generating £2.5 billion (€2.7bn) in revenue globally. The average selling price of an 8K set is currently more than seven times that of the average television sold, but it’s expected that the entry-level price of an 8K TV may fall to the critical £1,000 […]

December 8, 2020

NENT launching Viaplay in US & Poland in 2021

Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group), the Nordic streaming company, has announced that its Viaplay streaming service will be rolled out in 10 international markets by the end of 2023, including Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and the US in 2021. By the end of 2025, NENT Group aims to increase its subscriber base to approximately 10.5 […]

November 10, 2020