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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

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