Advanced Television


Eleven acquires AFC rights in 6 new markets

The Eleven Group is set to launch in multiple territories across Southeast Asia and Hong Kong, with a D2C service at the heart of the project. By 2022, Eleven will be delivering for fans in Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Brunei Darussalam, and the Philippines with plans to expand further in the near future. […]

October 6, 2021

Globecast, Gravity Media to provide end-to-end production & connectivity at 2022 football event

Globecast, the global solutions provider for media and content management, has announced it’s partnering with Gravity Media, the global provider of complex live broadcast facilities and production services to content owners, creators and distributors, to provide end-to-end production and connectivity services to customers at next year’s major football event. Gravity Media will be providing a […]

October 5, 2021

Forecast: AME telcos to add 7.5m 5G subs in 2021

The total number of 5G subscribers in Africa and the Middle East (AME) will reach 10.4 million by 2021, with the majority of 5G networks being in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries, Israel, and South Africa, forecasts GlobalData. According to the data and analytics company, 7.58 million 5G subscribers will be added in 2021, […]

October 1, 2021

Al Jazeera hit by cyber-attack

Qatari news network Al Jazeera says it has suffered “continual” hacking attempts over the past few days. It stressed that hackers had not succeeded in their attempts to disrupt output. It comes following similar news of rumoured cyber attacks on Cox. Al Jazeera’s websites and platforms experienced “continued electronic attacks aimed at accessing, disrupting and […]

June 11, 2021

Greece: Antenna TV scores World Cup 2022 rights

Following the tender process in Greece to acquire the media rights to the World Cup 2022, FIFA has awarded them to Antenna TV. Antenna TV will provide daily free-to-air coverage of the tournament, with at least 32 matches, including the opening match, quarter-finals, semi-finals and final, to be shown via its primary channel, Ant1TV. All […]

May 25, 2021

fuboTV launches content studio; LiveRamp partnership

At 2021 IAB NewFronts, fuboTV, the sports-first live TV streaming platform in the US, announced the launch of a branded content studio for advertisers, and a partnership with LiveRamp to enhance its addressable advertising capabilities. Through the new studio, advertisers can collaborate with fuboTV’s creative team to create custom branded content to air on Fubo […]

May 4, 2021

Hisense sponsors World Cup 2022

Chinese technology giants Hisense is to sponsor the upcoming 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. Hisense gets the rights to present to its customers specially-created, video-on-demand programming using past FIFA World Cup content, delivered through its integrated VIDAA smart TV platform. The Qatar World Cup is due to take place from November 21st until December […]

May 4, 2021By Chris Forrester

South Africa: SuperSport acquires World Cup 2022 pay-TV rights

All 64 matches of the FIFA World Cup 2022, to be held in Qatar, will be broadcast live on SuperSport after the broadcaster concluded a broadcast deal with FIFA. SuperSport’s pay TV broadcast rights extend to all platforms across sub-Saharan Africa. HD coverage will be across multiple channels with expert analysis, in-depth digital offerings, supplementary […]

April 9, 2021

fuboTV acquires South American World Cup qualifiers

fuboTV, the US sports-first live TV streaming platform, has acquired the exclusive live streaming rights to the Qatar World Cup 2022 Qualifying matches of South American Football Confederation. fuboTV says the agreement, a partnership with the 10 South American teams’ rights holders, strengthens its position as a sports-first live TV streaming platform and its offering […]

April 9, 2021

FIFA on track despite pandemic

Covid-19 severely disrupted football at all levels in 2020, with the cancellation or postponement of leagues and FIFA’s football tournaments around the world. Despite the impact of the pandemic on the international match calendar and global economy, FIFA says that its revenue in 2020 exceeded its revised budget. In addition, preparations for its flagship tournament, […]

March 22, 2021