Broadcasters


Mediaset España launches international pay streaming service

Mediaset España has launched an international version of its Mitele Plus subscription streaming service. For €3 per month or €30 per year, viewers can sign up for international access to the Mitele Plus Basic package, including programmes from the group’s existing international channel CincoMas, which is transferring its linear content to an à-la-carte on-demand distribution […]

EBU promotes media execs

Public broadcaster organisation the EBU has made two senior internal promotions within the management team of its media department. Matthew Trustram, a senior EBU project manager with more than 10 years’ experience at the organization, has been appointed as the EBU’s head of television, with immediate effect. He replaces Jeroen Depraetere, who left in December […]

NBA in talks with Disney over using ESPN facility for games

The US National Basketball Association (NBA) has confirmed that it is talks with Disney that could see the NBA season, which has been frozen by the coronavirus lockdown, resume exclusively at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Florida. “The NBA, in conjunction with the National Basketball Players Association, is engaged in exploratory conversations […]

Premiere Digital completes testing for new EIDR stack

Media services and distribution specialist Premiere Digital has completed reliability testing for metadata technology EIDR 2.5, the latest stack improvement for the Entertainment Identifier Registry, across its current installed base. The company migrated the existing code base for the registry to a new server environment, built, integrated and is now maintaining the new de-duplication system […]

Premier League clubs facing bill of £36 million per week in broadcast refunds

The bill facing Premier League clubs upon the season’s planned resumption has been laid bare by a new report. According to The Daily Telegraph, clubs in the league will have to pay broadcast partners an additional £36 million for every week the 2019/20 season extends beyond July 16. This is on top of a £330 […]

ITV Sport to broadcast Championship League Snooker as live sport returns to FTA in UK

Live sport will make a return to free-to-air television in the UK from June 1 with ITV 4’s coverage of Championship League Snooker.  The broadcaster announced that it will be the first to show live sport on free-to-air TV since the coronavirus pandemic brought the sports world to a halt in mid-March. The competition will […]

DAZN to continue broadcasting Bundesliga for rest of season with new DFL deal

DAZN has signed a distribution deal with the German Bundesliga to broadcast nine games from the newly restarted 2019-20 season. The streamer announced on Thursday an extension of its partnership with the German Football League (DFL) to broadcast multiple live matches in Germany and Switzerland until the end of the season. DAZN had signed a […]

BBC exploring BBC Four global subscription service plan

The UK’s BBC is “exploring potential commercial opportunities” around turning its culture-skewing channel BBC Four into a global subscription service. The future of the arts and culture channel has been in doubt over recent months as the UK broadcaster attempts to balance budgets, while its editor Cassian Harrison recently took a nine-month attachment at commercial arm […]

TF1 reportedly planning to shut down TVOD service

French commercial broadcaster TF1 plans to shut down its transactional VOD service MYTF1VOD by the end of July, according to report by local business title Capital. According to the report, which doesn’t name its sources, the broadcaster is looking to transfer rights with producers that run beyond the cut-off date of the end of July […]

Broadcasters facing content drought in coronavirus hangover

Broadcasters are potentially facing long-term scheduling headaches with more than half of scripted TV shows facing delays. According to a new report from Ampere Analysis, the underlying effects of production shutdown caused by the coronavirus pandemic will be felt for the remainder of 2020 and into 2021. The research firm estimates that in the second […]

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