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Freesat free to offer live pay sports services

Satellite Editor 05-05-2016
In a huge coup for the UK subscription-free satellite TV service, Freesat has been cleared by the BBC Trust to offer live pay sports services delivered via broadband.

Channel 4 privatisation ‘overwhelmingly negative’ on creative, commercial basis

Broadcast Editor 05-05-2016
The UK Government’s rumoured plans to sell off its stake in Channel 4 would likely not benefit the UK economy, the broadcasting industry or indeed creative industries, an academic report suggests.

YouTube said to be planning subscription service

Online Video Editor 05-05-2016
The YouTube online video juggernaut looks set to roll all over the paid-for sector with a subscription service called Unplugged.

TV and high-speed broadband drive BT revenues

Infrastructure Editor 05-05-2016
In a year that has been marked by its acquisition not only of rival EE but also of rights to broadcast the Champions League in the UK, BT has posted strong results for its 2015/2016 financial year.


Nielsen: some TV shows see biggest audience gains 7+ days after airing

Pay-TV Michelle Clancy 05-05-2016
Ratings firm Nielsen is reporting that as digital distribution continues to take hold, some shows are attracting their biggest gains in audience well beyond the traditional seven-days after original air date.

FCC approves Altice-Cablevision tie-up

Cable Michelle Clancy 05-05-2016
The FCC has approved Altice's purchase of Cablevision Systems on delegated authority, with no commissioner vote required.

Strong demand for 4K but US home entertainment spending stays flat in Q1

Ratings/Measurement Michelle Clancy 05-05-2016
Consumer spending on home entertainment in the US was stable for the first quarter of 2016 compared to the year earlier period, going so far as to outperform the box office.

Hulu logs 30% annual growth, plus content and ad deals

OTT Michelle Clancy 05-05-2016
Hulu’s subscriber base has grown more than 30% year-over-year, and expects to reach 12 million subscribers in the US by the end of this month.

Boom! TV format explodes in Brazil

Programming Gabriel Miramar-Garcia 05-05-2016
Keshet International (KI) has licensed its game show format Boom! to SBT, Brazil’s second largest television network.

PCCW, Türk Telekom to explore video transport tie-up

Infrastructure Rebecca Hawkes 05-05-2016
A tie-up between PCCW Global and Türk Telekom International (TTI) could see the Hong Kong telco’s Global Television Network (GTVN) more widely available to international broadcasters.

nexGTv to carry Big Magic, Big Magic Ganga worldwide

VOD Rebecca Hawkes 05-05-2016
India’s nexGTv has secured digital rights to stream Reliance Broadcast Network’s channels Big Magic and Big Magic Ganga around the world, excluding North America.

Rapid TV Everywhere - May 2016

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