Advanced Television


Pixellot raises $161m

Pixellot has completed a $161 million (€153.7m) funding round led by PSG, a growth equity firm partnering with software and technology-enabled services companies to help accelerate their growth, with the participation of existing investor Israeli Secondary Fund (ISF). The round also includes secondary capital from existing investors. As part of the transaction, Ronen Nir, Managing […]

June 13, 2022

beIN Sports agrees 6 new League 1 rights deals

beIN Sports, the international distribution partner of the LFP (Ligue de Football Professionnel) has announced a number of new international broadcast partners have come on-board since the arrival of Lionel Messi to the French top flight. The arrival of the six-time Ballon d’Or winner to Paris Saint-Germain has already shown a growth in viewing numbers […]

November 18, 2021

Eleven Belgium scores Ligue 1 rights

Eleven Belgium will be bringing fans live and exclusive coverage from Ligue 1, Frances’s top flight football league, for the next three seasons. This agreement was negotiated with beIN Sports, the global sales partner of Ligue 1 Uber Eats. Eleven will make the best of the action from the French league available on its OTT […]

November 17, 2021

VO, LFP team for illegal IPTV network fight

OTT and TV platforms, content protection, and advanced data solutions specilaiist Viaccess-Orca (VO) is joining forces with Ligue de Football Professionnel (LFP), the governing body that runs the major professional football leagues in France, to fight against illegal IPTV networks. Using VO’s Anti-Piracy Center services, LFP will be able to monitor and request effective countermeasures […]

November 16, 2021By Colin Mann

MENA and The Magpies

As the organisers hope many will gather for the CABSAT 21 expo in Dubai, in the latest issue of Euromedia Chris Forrester offers a reflection on the progress, or otherwise, of TV propositions across the MENA region. Of course, in many ways, MENA is not a region from which any wider conclusions or pointers can […]

October 20, 2021

Spain: Messi draws record audience for Ligue 1 game

Kosmos and Enjoy Television acquired the rights to Ligue 1 and Ligue 2 in order to sublicence them to a TV channel or streaming service. The coverage started this past weekend with Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) taking on Remis, a game with particular interest as it saw Lionel Messi’s first appearance in a league other than […]

September 1, 2021By Nik Roseveare

Amazon’s PSG docu-series debuts Sept 10

Amazon Prime Video has announced hat the four-part Amazon Exclusive docuseries about the Paris Saint-Germain football club, PSG Ô Ville Lumière, 50 Ans De Légende, will be available on Prime Video globally (excluding China and the Middle-East) on September 10th. This four-part docuseries gives fans a look inside the famous Parisian club, following players, coaches […]

July 30, 2021

beIN Sports sues Canal+ over Ligue 1 rights

Pay-TV group beIN Sports has filed an urgent proceeding to the Nanterre Court of Commerce against Canal+ regarding the Ligue 1 sublicensing deal. A hearing is scheduled for July 20th. beIN Sports is seeking to make Canal+ respect the agreement and pay for the broadcast of the two Ligue 1 matches per week which it […]

July 16, 2021From Pascale Paoli-Lebailly in Paris

France: Amazon prices Ligue 1 football

Amazon Prime members in France will be able to pay an extra €12.99 per month to watch Ligue 1 football matches on a new channel – Prime Video Ligue 1 channel – which launches in August. Subscribers to the channel will have access to more than 300 exclusive games per season. In June, Amazon acquired […]

July 15, 2021

Hong Kong: PCCW, beIN extend Champions League deal

PCCW Media and beIN Asia Pacific have extended their collaboration to offer live coverage of UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, UEFA Europa Conference League and UEFA Youth League to Hong Kong audiences from 2021/22 to 2023/24 seasons. Now TV becomes the first TV platform in Hong Kong that collaborates with beIN Sports to bring […]

June 9, 2021