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In a move that will be heralded by their respective customer bases, after a lengthy negotiation, the UK’s two leading pay-TV companies have announced a multi-year agency deal whereby BT can market and sell Sky’s NOW TV service to its BT TV customers.

After spending the last few months changing its organisational structure and ramping up original content, pay-TV group MTG has turned to sport, acquiring exclusive Nordic media rights to UEFA Futsal EURO 2018.

AirTies has opened a new R&D centre in Austin, Texas, including a new test home that replicates real-world usage of in-home Wi-Fi to support customers’ video streaming and other activities in North America.

Middle East pay-TV operator OSN is to provide and curate an online platform where regional content creators can showcase their original material from early 2018.

Sony ESPN is to air the nascent T10 Cricket League (TCL) in India, after acquiring the media rights for the UAE event that runs from 14-17 December 2017.

News Corp Australia and Fairfax Media are threatening to boycott the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games if organisers fail to relax restrictions on the use of online video during the event in April 2018.

Worldwide spending on telecom and pay-TV services is forecast to reach nearly $1.7 billion in 2017, an increase of 1.7% over 2016, and will grow 2% year-over-year in 2018, according to market analyst IDC.

Solid growth is forecast for the pay-TV and over-the-top (OTT) TV industries in 138 key markets over the next five years, says a Digital TV Research report, reaching $283 billion by 2022.