Advanced Television


Es’hailSat, AXESS Networks partnership

AXESS Networks, a provider of satellite communications solutions, and Es’hailSat, the Qatar Satellite Company, have announced a strategic partnership agreement to provide Teleport and VSAT services for multiple sectors in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. AXESS offers teleport and satellite communications services globally to customers in a range of industries including oil […]

January 9, 2023

Fox Sports brings UK fan park World Cup via LiveU, Debrouillard Television

Wanting to increase the dynamism of its Qatar World Football Tournament coverage, Fox Sports turned to UK video services company Debrouillard Television to capture the fan experience during key matches during the tournament. This included the England vs USA match on November 25th. The broadcaster, a long-time LiveU user, specified that it was the company’s […]

December 7, 2022

Data: Streamers see surge in World Cup viewing

Despite a somewhat slow start in terms of viewership numbers compared with the previous World Cup, the first week of Qatar 2022 has seen a massive surge in usage amongst providers with streaming rights. Global streaming analytics specialist NPAW looked at engagement data for a selection of its clients and identified a 290 per cent increase […]

November 30, 2022

Al-Hawiah fined for World Cup piracy

Yemeni broadcaster Al-Hawiah has been fined $20,000 for illegally broadcasting the opening games of the FIFA World Cup without permission. The fine was applied by Nilesat, which the broadcaster uses to beam its channels over the complete Middle East. According to local reports, Cairo-based Nilesat is “studying a possible suspension of the channel”. The overall […]

November 28, 2022By Chris Forrester

Survey: 86% Europeans will watch World Cup at home

TCL, the television manufacturer, surveyed nationally representative samples of key European countries on how they intend to follow and experience the ongoing World Cup. Developed in partnership with Consumer Science & Analytics (CSA), the survey was carried out in the UK, France, Germany, Poland and Spain. The findings revealed that, while there were some differences […]

November 23, 2022

BBC to offer 24/7 World Cup coverage

The BBC is preparing to offer viewers 24/7 access to all the action, analysis and entertainment from the 2022 World Cup in Qatar across TV, iPlayer, Radio, Sounds and Online. With 33 live games on BBC TV and iPlayer, and coverage of every single game on BBC Radio 5 Live, fans can catch every minute […]

November 4, 2022

FuboTV to stream Qatar World Cup

Foootball fans in the US can stream comprehensive coverage of the Qatar 2022 World Cup through FuboTV, the sports-first live TV streaming platform. All 64 matches, as well as analysis and shoulder programming, will be available for FuboTV’s customers through content partners Fox Sports (English language coverage) and Telemundo (Spanish language coverage). Additionally, the English […]

November 3, 2022

Globant to enhance FIFA+

FIFA has agreed a multi-year agreement with digital consultant and software provider Globant to boost the growth of the FIFA+ streaming platform and support football’s flagship events, starting with the World Cup in Qatar. Globant will be the Global Platform Supporter of FIFA+, the digital destination launched earlier this year. As part of its responsibilities, […]

October 18, 2022

Spain: Movistar launching World Cup channel

Movistar will offer all matches from the forthcoming Football World Cup in Qatar throughout Spain following an agreement with rights holder Mediapro. Movistar will launch a dedicated 24/7 pay-TV channel airing all 64 matches from the tournament as well as highlights, interviews and reports on all topics related to the World Cup. The channel will […]

October 17, 2022From David Del Valle in Madrid

Mediapro dedicated World Cup pay channel

Mediapro plans to launch a pay-TV channel dedicated to the Qatar’s Football World Cup to offer all the matches when the tournament kicks off on November 20th. Movistar, Orange and Vodafone are reportedly negotiating with Mediapro to distribute the channel on their platforms. The new channel, yet to be branded, will also offer highlights, interviews, […]

October 5, 2022From David Del Valle in Madrid