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Australia: SailGP signs FTA deal

The global racing league, SailGP continues to expand its broadcast offering in Australia with the announcement it has secured a new free-to-air partnership with the Seven Network for the KPMG Australia Sail Grand Prix I Sydney. More Australian viewers can now watch the on-water action of the league’s Sydney event on February 18th-19th, with the […]

January 20, 2023

BBC extends Olympics rights

The Olympic Games will remain on the BBC up to and including 2032, ensuring the events remain free-to-air for another decade. In a new joint partnership with the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and Warner Bros Discovery (WBD), the BBC will bring coverage of the Olympic Games and all the major moments on TV, radio, online […]

January 16, 2023

Spain: FTA TV consumption down, pay-TV up

Spaniards are increasingly dedicating less time to watching free-to-air (FTA) television and more to watching pay-TV, according to data from Barlovento Comunicación. In 2022 Spaniards spent a daily average of 190 minutes watching FTA TV, down 11 per cent on the previous year at 214 minutes. 2022 is the year with the least FTA TV […]

January 4, 2023From David Del Valle in Madrid

Portugal considering alternatives to Meo

João Cadete de Matos, the  president of Portugal’s National Communications Authority (Anacom) has acknowledged that Meo (Altice Portugal) has requested the renewal of the DTT network licences. During a meeting with journalists, Cadete de Matos said that the regulator has six months to make an assessment, including financial issues, as ‘DTT has to be cost-orientated.’ […]

December 16, 2022From Branislav Pekic in Rome

Freeview turns 20

On its 20th anniversary, Freeview has announced it is now home to an 60,000 hours of content. Having increased its on-demand offering by 20,000 hours since April 2022, Freeview is seeing in its 20th birthday with another milestone as more consumers consider cutting paid-for streaming subscriptions amid the cost-of-living crisis in the UK. With ITVX, […]

December 14, 2022

New Petronix Defenders on Tiny Pop

Petronix Defenders bounds on to free-to-air channel Tiny Pop from September 1st This brand-new adventure comedy series has been produced by Method Animation (Mediawan Kids & Family), co-producer of Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir, in collaboration with Alpha Group. The series follows Matt, Jia, Emma and Tim and their robotic pets as they […]

August 30, 2022

Australia: $4.3bn TV ad market

Australian broadcast industry trade body ThinkTV has revealed total TV advertising revenue figures for the six and 12 months to June 30th, 2022 which includes metropolitan free-to-air, regional free-to-air, subscription TV and Broadcaster Video on Demand (BVoD) and excludes SBS, recorded combined revenue of A$4.3 billion (€2.9bn) for the year to June 2022, which was […]

August 8, 2022

Forecast: Asia content investment to grow 15%

Video content budgets across India, Korea and Southeast Asia climbed 21 per cent in 2021 to reach $10.4 billion (€10.2bn) and are forecast to grow 15 per cent to $12.0 billion in 2022, according to the latest edition of Asia Video Content Dynamics from analyst firm Media Partners Asia (MPA). This report tracks video content consumption, […]

August 5, 2022

Intelsat claims largest FTA neighbourhood in US

Intelsat says that its Galaxy-19 satellite has North America’s largest number of free-to-air channels targeting multi-cultural immigrant communities and faith-based channels. Intelsat’s Galaxy 19 video neighbourhood is the largest independent TV and radio community in North America, with over 160 multicultural and faith-based channels bringing specialty content from 60 countries and 30 languages directly to […]

July 8, 2022By Chris Forrester

ITVX to launch with 9,000 hours of free content

ITV has announced further details of its new streaming platform ITVX, which is due to launch in the UK later this year. A complete overhaul of existing catch-up service ITVHub, streaming service ITVX will offer viewers a choice of over 9,000 hours of new series, documentaries, cult classics and films for viewers to watch without […]

June 15, 2022By Nik Roseveare