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Peacock ‘aggressive’ $20 a year sub

NBCUniversal has launched the most aggressive offer in the streamer wars with Peacock available for $20 (€18.64)a year. The offer is for the base with-commercials Peacock Premium tier at $19.99 for a whole year. That’s less than half the $49.99 regular price. Peacock added 22 million subscribers as of the end of March but coming […]

May 26, 2023

Comcast debuts NOW TV

With a nod to its UK subsidiary Sky’s similarly named OTT TV service, which launched in 2012, Comcast has unveiled NOW TV, a new streaming offering that includes 40+ live channels from A+E, AMC, Hallmark and Warner Bros Discovery, plus 20+ integrated FAST channels from NBC, Sky and Xumo Play, and a subscription to Peacock […]

May 24, 2023By Colin Mann

QIPCO British Champions Day airs in 150 territories

QIPCO British Champions Day at Ascot, demmed the most valuable day’s horse racing in Britain, will see unprecedented television exposure around the world on October 15th – with the season finale, featuring the world’s best racehorse Baaeed, available to watch in 150 territories. With £4million in prize money up for grabs, and six world-class races, […]

October 13, 2022

Now TV Android TV box powered by Amino

Amino, the global media and entertainment technology solutions provider, has collaborated with Now TV, the pay-TV service in Hong Kong and the media entertainment arm of HKT, to integrate its IPTV service with popular OTT services such as HBO GO and Netflix. Derek Choi, Managing Director, HKT Home, said: “We are thrilled to introduce Now […]

June 21, 2022

Hong Kong: Now TV introduces Now H1 Android TV box

Now TV, the media entertainment arm of HKT, has launched Now H1, a smart device that runs on the Android TV smart operating system (OS) and enables Now H1 users to enjoy a world of entertainment with Now TV movies, drama, sports and edutainment, as well as all their favourite personal apps from Google Play. […]

May 24, 2022

House of the Dragon lands on Sky in August

The ten-episode series of Game of Thrones spin-off House of the Dragon will launch on August 22nd on Sky Atlantic and streaming service NOW. The show will be available in all Sky markets including the UK & Ireland, Italy, Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Each instalment will be available at the same time as the US […]

March 30, 2022By Nik Roseveare

The Staircase coming to Sky and NOW this spring

Sky has confirmed The Staircase, starring BAFTA and Academy Award winner Colin Firth (Kingsman: The Golden Circle, A Single Man) as Michael Peterson and Toni Collette (Knives Out, Muriel’s Wedding) as Kathleen Peterson is to premiere this spring on Sky and streaming service NOW. Co-produced by Annapurna Television, the eight episode limited series is written […]

March 24, 2022

Research: Brits spend £300 a year on subscription services

With the average Brit spending 3 hours and 37 minutes online every day, and an average of 1 hour 21 minutes a day watching online services such as Netflix, research by comparethemarket reveals UK households spend nearly £300 (€360.56) every year on online subscriptions. One in 12 people spend more on subscriptions each month than […]

March 8, 2022

Data: Over 19m UK homes have SVoD

BARB, the UK’s television audience measurement currency, has released data from its Establishment Survey for Q4 2021. BARB says the Establishment Survey enables it to understand the characteristics of UK households, part of ensuring that its daily reporting of television audiences is representative of the whole population. One of the most-discussed metrics that the Establishment […]

February 17, 2022

Hong Kong: Now TV extends Premier League rights

Now TV, the media entertainment arm of HKT, has secured the exclusive broadcast rights for Premier League football on pay-TV for the seasons 2022/23 to 2024/25 in Hong Kong, making it the city’s Premier League broadcaster for 12 consecutive years. Now TV will continue to deliver live coverage of all 380 matches for every season, […]

February 17, 2022