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Freedom Scripted opens offices in London, Berlin

Glasgow-based indie production company Freedom Scripted has announced new offices in London and Berlin, as well as new partnerships in Berlin and Lisbon. The expansion also sees the promotion of Nancy Napper Canter to Head of Development in London, and Tessa Buchanan to Development Exec in the Glasgow office. Having secured investment from the Channel […]

November 1, 2023

Study: Lack of new content not an issue for free streamers

More than half of US adults that watch free streaming video on TV think pro-bono viewing offsets the dearth of newer shows and movies in service offerings, according to research from Aluma Insights, a Colorado-based CTV research firm. Only 16 per cent of adult viewers disagree. Two of the key shortcomings of free streaming services […]

October 24, 2023

FreeTV launches powered by Redge Media

FreeTV, the next generation of OTT Internet TV in Israel, is now available for the open market with more than 50 live channels and tens of thousands of VoD assets. FreeTV operates as an end-to-end deployment on the Redge Media platform. FreeTV is an innovative TV service that is revolutionizing the TV landscape in Israel. […]

September 14, 2023

France: SPI channels on Free

SPI/FilmBox and Free, the French telco, have signed a new distribution deal for eight SPI channels and renewed the carriage deal for FightBox which broadcasts programming dedicated to mixed martial arts. Viewers can now either subscribe to FightBox, Dizi, FilmBox Arthouse, and DocuBox individually or they can get the following two standalone packs: the Entertainment […]

July 12, 2023

France: ducktv launches on Freebox TV

Mega Max Media has announced the launch of its toddler’s channel, ducktv, on Freebox TV, an IPTV platform in France owned by Free. The channel is available to all subscribers as a la carte on EPG number 168. ducktv is a 100 per cent  educational programming proposition, specifically designed for preschool children aged between 6 […]

June 13, 2023

Iliad revenues up 8% in Q1

French telco Iliad has reported that its performance in Q1 2023 was is in line with its full-year 2022 outlook, with a strong commercial showing and an increase in revenues. Despite a much more unfavourable economic context than in first-quarter 2022 as well as higher growth capex in France, operating free cash flow generation remained […]

May 17, 2023

France: Free launches AVoD service  

Internet service provider Free has launched its first AVoD service in France – a film and drama series offering branded OQEE Ciné. Exclusive to Freebox subscribers, the service is accessible, limitless, at no additional charge, straight from their TV or via a dedicated OQEE by Free app. At launch, OQEE Ciné boasts 300 movies, series, […]

March 7, 2023From Pascale Paoli-Lebailly in Paris

Senegal: Avanti, Free to build satellite gateway

Avanti Communications and Free in Senegal have announced a five-year partnership agreement under which Free in Senegal will build and host a new satellite gateway in Senegal for Avanti’s HYLAS 4 Ka-band satellite. The new gateway will extend the coverage of Avanti’s latest satellite, HYLAS 4, to Senegal and the neighbouring West African countries of […]

May 23, 2022

UEFA Champions League final free on BT Sport

BT Sport is making the finals of the 2022 UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League and UEFA Europa Conference League available for everyone in the UK to watch for free whether on TV, online or on mobile. All three finals will be available for free on the BT Sport website, the BT Sport YouTube channel, […]

May 13, 2022By Nik Roseveare