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Report: UK home entertainment market at £11.1bn in 2022

Mirroring similar findings from the British Association for Screen Entertainment, the value of the UK home entertainment market soared to £11.1 billion (€10.3bn) in 2022, an all-time record for music, video and games sales, according to preliminary figures from digital entertainment and retail association ERA. The total was 6.9 per cent up on 2021 and […]

January 10, 2023

France: Record TV audience for World Cup Final

An average audience of 24.08 million in France watched the 2022 FIFA World Cup Final match as their country was beaten by Argentina. This equates to an 81 per cent audience share and a record-breaking viewership for French television. The penalty shootout peaked at 29.4 million viewers.  The previous record was also held by a […]

December 19, 2022From Pascale Paoli-Lebailly in Paris

Domain name seizures in pirate World Cup streaming

The US Attorney’s Office for the District of Maryland has confirmed the seizure of 55 separate websites for allegedly live streaming the World Cup games, an infringement of FIFA copyrights. Individuals visiting the sites will now see a message that the site has been seized by the federal government and be redirected to another site […]

December 13, 2022By Colin Mann

Guild Esports teams with Little Dot Sport for TikTok

Little Dot Sport, a digital content agency, has been awarded a channel management and vertical video production contract for David Beckham co-owned business, Guild Esports, starting with immediate effect. Guild Esports, which has competitive teams in FIFA, Fortnite, Rocket League, and VALORANT, aims to cultivate and connect key audience groups following major growth in the […]

December 7, 2022

Thailand switches off World Cup C-band satellite signal

Viewers in Thailand will no longer able to watch World Cup matches on C-band satellite television, the National Broadcasting and Telecommunication Commission (NBTC) has ruled. The C-band signal was switched off December 1st following a warning from FIFA over broadcasting copyright, having found the country’s transmission access was also being used in other countries. FIFA […]

December 2, 2022By Colin Mann

Google TV carries VIDAA sports channels

VIDAA, a smart TV operating system and streaming platform, and a subsidiary of Hisense has announced an agreement for Google TV and other Android TV OS devices to carry VIDAA’s sports content, which includes FIFA+. As a long-term partner of VIDAA, Tremor International, an end-to-end digital advertising technology platform specialised in Connected TV, video, and […]

December 2, 2022

Research: TV still main platform for watching World Cup

With the FIFA World Cup in Qatar well under way, research from broadcaster regulator Ofcom reveals the different ways UK followers plan to view the action. “Things have come a long way since the first football World Cup in 1930, and since the first televised World Cup in 1954,” notes Ofcom. “While the previous tournament […]

November 28, 2022By Colin Mann

Thailand: World Cup broadcast rights warning

World football governing body FIFA has threatened to revoke Thailand’s right to broadcast the final World Cup matches having found the country’s transmission access was also being used in other countries, the Sports Authority of Thailand (SAT) has revealed. FIFA’s warning prompted SAT to notify the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission, urging the regulator to […]

November 24, 2022By Colin Mann

FIFA+ adds new features ahead of World Cup

FIFA+, the official digital destination of football fandom which launched earlier in 2022, says it is set to redefine the way in which fans – all over the world – enjoy the FIFA World Cup, as it rolls out its full tournament offering in 11 languages ahead of kick off on November 20th. Throughout the […]

November 18, 2022By Colin Mann

BBC, ITV to share Euro 2024 and 2028

ITV and the BBC will show both UEFA Euro 2024 and UEFA Eueo 2028 under a new deal agreed with UEFA.The broadcasters will split the rights to each tournament equally, with matches divided between broadcasters until a shared final. This arrangement maintains free to air coverage of the men’s UEFA European Championships and reflects the […]

November 9, 2022