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TF1 channels now on Molotov pay

French OTT platform Molotov has revealed that TF1’s FTA channels will no longer be distributed via its free-of-charge service. TF1, TF1 Séries Films, TMC, TFX, as well as catch-up content will instead move onto its paid offering. In addition, Molotov will also cease distributing TF1’s pay-TV channels TV Breizh, Ushuaïa and Histoire TV. The situation […]

February 8, 2022From Pascale Paoli-Lebailly in Paris

Wales: FTA partnership for Six Nations

The BBC, ITV and S4C have secured the rights Six Nations rugby in Wales. Under the agreement, which starts in 2022 and ends after the 2025 Championships, the BBC will broadcast all of Wales’ home matches as Wayne Pivac’s men prepare to take on Scotland, France and Italy at the Principality Stadium. The BBC also […]

February 4, 2022

Channel 4 acquires Formula E rights

Channel 4 will become the UK’s exclusive free-to-air TV home of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship in a multi-year broadcast agreement beginning this season. Every race in the Championship’s biggest-ever 16-race calendar will be aired live on Channel 4 and All4, or on Channel 4 Sport’s YouTube channel. Race highlights will also be […]

January 24, 2022

ITV scores live Gallagher Premiership Rugby

ITV has agreed a deal to air live Gallagher Premiership Rugby matches and a weekly highlights programme up until the end of the 2023-24 season. This season, four Premiership Rugby matches will be shown on ITV, in addition to the Final which will be on ITV4. The coverage kicks off with Sale Sharks taking on […]

January 20, 2022

Montenegro to award capacity on DVB-T2 multiplex

Montenegro’s media regulator has announced a public tender to grant the rights to access the capacity on the country’s first national DVB-T2 multiplex (MUX 1). The Council of the Agency for Electronic Media (SAEM) will award a licence to one free-to-air broadcaster, whether commercial or non-profit. Interested parties can submit their applications by February 24th. […]

January 20, 2022From Branislav Pekic in Rome

BBC Three returns on Feb 1

The BBC has announced that BBC Three will return as a broadcast channel on February 1st. Broadcasting from 7pm every night, the channel will be available to watch on Freeview, Sky, Virgin and Freesat. It can also be watched live on the BBC Three channel page on iPlayer (TV, Mobile and Web) with live restart […]

January 11, 2022

Discovery to sublease Olympic FTA rights to RAI

Discovery has reached an agreement with Italian public broadcaster RAI to sublease the TV rights it holds for the Beijing 2022 and Paris 2024 Olympic Games. In June 2015, the US media company paid €1.3 billion for the European TV rights to the Olympics through 2024. According to Italian daily Il Sole 24 Ore, the […]

December 20, 2021From Branislav Pekic in Rome

Molotov agrees M6 distribution deal

Molotov has ended its streaming dispute with M6 ​​Group and agreed a new distribution deal. The French TV platform now will be able to continue hosting the M6, W9, 6Ter and Gulli channels, but only as part of its paid offers. From December 18th, Molotov users will have to pay to watch M6 channels with […]

December 17, 2021

Sky, Channel 4 to share F1 season climax

Sky has announced a partnership with Channel 4 that will see Sky Sports’ live coverage of the Formula 1 season finale shared with the whole of the UK and Ireland. Lewis Hamilton stands on the brink of history – victory in Abu Dhabi would clinch an eighth world title and confirm him as the greatest […]

December 9, 2021

Portuguese regulator proposes FTA channels on cable

Portugal’s National Communications Authority (Anacom) has recommended to the government that FTA TV channels are distributed “wherever possible” via cable instead of DTT. The proposal was made by Anacom president, João Cadete de Matos, within the working group on the future of DTT in Portugal, set up by Secretary of State for Cinema, Audiovisual and […]

December 8, 2021From Branislav Pekic in Rome