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Italy: Tivùsat reaches 4.4m active smart cards

Italian FTA satellite platform Tivùsat is ending 2021 with 4.4 million active smart cards. More than 10 per cent of Italian households now receive satellite TV through Tivùsat, for an estimated audience of six million viewers. The offer consists of 180 channels (TV and radio), of which 60 are in HD. All channels of public […]

December 3, 2021From Branislav Pekic in Rome

Free preview of Bundesliga on StarHub

From noon on 3 December to noon on 6 December, StarHub will be offering everyone a free preview of the Bundesliga, including the highly-anticipated Der Klassiker showdown on 5 December (1.30am SGT). Only through StarHub, the official Bundesliga broadcast partner in Singapore, can customers catch ‘live’ coverage of Der Klassiker between defending champion Bayern Munich and long-time rival Borussia Dortmund, as they continue their neck-and-neck battle for the championship […]

December 1, 2021

Ireland: Sky News on Saorview

Sky’s flagship international news service, Sky News, will become free to air in Ireland as the channel launches on the Saorview platform from November 30th. Users of Ireland’s free digital television service will find Sky News on Saorview channel 23 – giving viewers access to Sky News’ live 24-hour news bulletins and programmes, with all […]

November 26, 2021

Venezuela offers free DTH

Venezuela’s government is broadcasting 27 national and international TV channels (and 10 radio services) on a free-to-view DTH service. Conatel, the nation’s National telecommunications Commission, announced the project and described it as “the new way of watching television”. However, although content viewing will be completely free, users must buy a Set Top Box converter ($29) […]

November 22, 2021By Chris Forrester

Germany: Live NHL on ProSieben MAXX

From February 27th 2022 through to the Stanley Cup Playoffs and Stanley Cup Final, ProSieben MAXX will broadcast one National Hockey League (NHL) game live every week in Germany. In total, the channel will show up to 18 games from the US ice hockey league. Fans already get to see highlight summaries of NHL games […]

November 15, 2021

Virgin Media TV offers free Asian channels for Diwali

Virgin Media is making premium Asian TV channels available for all TV customers at no extra cost to celebrate Diwali. From November 1st until November 14th, Virgin Media customers can access 15 Indian pay-TV channels including Colors Gujarati, SONY MAX2 and Zee Cinema HD. David Bouchier, Chief TV & Entertainment Officer at Virgin Media O2, […]

November 1, 2021

Eutelsat’s Sat.tv makes progress in MENA

Last year Eutelsat released its Sat.tv set-top box in the MENA region. The idea was to make it easy for viewers to arrange the hundreds of free-to-view channels available into simple to use menu options complete with channel logos and images. Most pay-TV operators have been doing this for years, but in the MENA market […]

October 13, 2021By Chris Forrester

That’s TV Gold on Freesat

Freesat, the UK’s free to view satellite TV service, has announced that the home of classic TV, That’s TV Gold, is now available on channel 178. That’s TV Gold showcases entertainment, music and films from the 60s to today. The channel’s line-up features iconic programming of yesteryear with legendary comedy heroes such as The Tommy […]

October 12, 2021

Quintus Studios acquires over 100 hours of factual content

Quintus Studios, the international factual content distributor and channel owner, has announced a wide range of premium factual content acquisitions for its fast-growing portfolio of AVoD channels with a range of major distributors. The deals with leading independent producers and distributors including Hat Trick International, 3DD, Albatross World Sales, WAG Entertainment, Drive and Federation Entertainment […]

October 11, 2021

Newsy launches FTA throughout US

Newsy says it has become the first free 24/7 broadcast news network in the US, available to more than 90 per cent of TV homes across the nation, through over-the-air service and supplementing its OTT and connected TV distribution. The opinion-free national news network now serves its audiences with 14 news bureaus across the country […]

October 4, 2021