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Ahead of its linear TV debut on 19 February, American premium cable and satellite television network Showtime is giving US viewers the chance to sample for free the season two premiere of its drama series Billions.
There were certainly several ups and downs during the year, including divestment of key assets, but it all paid off in the end for pay-TV company Modern Times Group in 2016.

Pay-TV operators can no longer simply rely on the strength of their content offering to maintain subscriber loyalty, but must raise their customer relationship management game to gain ground in an increasingly competitive marketplace.

European pay-TV giant Sky is claiming that in its first half of its 2016/17 fiscal year it has shown sector-leading revenue growth across all markets, with a 12% increase in revenue to £6.4 billion, driving an operating profit of £679 million.

It’s all change on the grid of Formula 1 as entertainment giant Liberty Media has removed Bernie Ecclestone’s iron grip on the steering wheel of a sport he has effectively been the driving force of since the 1970s.

The drama arm of the UK’s leading pay-TV channel, Sky Atlantic, has announced the commission of two Sky original productions.
After establishing itself since 2013 as a real rival to Sky in premium sport, especially with Premier League and Champions League rights, BT Sport is to lose one of its key attractions: its free bundling with BT Broadband.
In a bid to drive its agenda around immersive, next-generation entertainment experiences, Fox has launched a new division, FoxNet, which will work across 20th Century Fox Film and Fox Networks.