Broadcasters


Ofcom: GB News ‘misogynistic’ broadcast broke rules

Controversial right-wing UK news channel GB News broke Ofcom’s rules on giving offence in relation to a programme where ex-presenter Laurence Fox made misogynistic comments about a female journalist, the regulator has ruled. An Ofcom investigation into the Dan Wootton Tonight programme has now concluded that the channel broke broadcasting rules to protect viewers from […]

DVB-I: not just for broadcasters

It looks like DVB-I is going to be an influential standard, helping to shape the future of TV. So far, it appears to be broadcaster-centric, but there is no technical reason why born-digital media owners cannot take advantage of the technology to gain programme guide prominence, writes John Moulding. After proof-of-concepts and trials of DVB-I […]

Germany’s Sport 1 to show free-to-air coverage of FIA WEC

Germany’s Sport 1 will deliver free-to-coverage on the FIA ​​World Endurance Championship (WEC) for the upcoming 2024 and 2025 seasons. The multi-sports platform will air races live and highlights from the motorsport competition to German viewers. The free-to-air channel will show at least two hours live from each race (except Le Mans), as well as […]

Warner Bros. Discovery taps Locality to bolster ad business

Media powerhouse Warner Bros. Discovery (WBD) has entered a local video advertising partnership with video solutions provider, Locality.  As part of the deal, Locality will have access to WBD’s portfolio of brands including TNT Sports, CNN, Max and discovery+. The partnership aims to diversify WBD advertiser base and generate additional revenue streams by capitalising on […]

beIN Sport scores 10-year F1 deal in MENA and Turkey

Qatar-based sport broadcaster, beIN group, has secured the broadcasting rights to Formula 1 in 25 territories across MENA and Turkey, as part of a new 10-year deal. Practice, Qualifying, F1 Sprint and Grand Prix races will feature across beIN Sports channels and its live-streaming app TOD. The motorsport tournament will be available with Arabic, Turkish […]

Narrative hires former A+E Networks and BBC exec

UK independent broadcaster, Narrative Entertainment, has recruited former A+E Networks exec, Jacob Ahlin, as digital director and former BBC exec, Kate Gartland, as marketing director. Ahlin will head and develop Narrative’s digital strategy, following its move into the FAST market last year and the launch of on-demand service the Great! Player. At A+E Networks he […]

Ofcom details plans to implement Media Bill

UK media and telecoms watchdog Ofcom has published its plans for implementation of the government’s Media Bill, including the timeline for implementing measures to ensure the prominence of public service broadcasters’ streaming services, changes to PSBs’ remit, listed sporting events, regulation of on-demand services and changes to the way Channel 4 works. Regarding the availability […]

ThinkAnalytics and Channel 4 renew partnership to enhance streaming operations

Content discovery specialist, ThinkAnalytics, and UK public service broadcaster, Channel 4, have extended their partnership. Channel 4 has integrated Think360 with its customer engagement platform, enabling content recommendations to be tailored to each user’s viewing habits and preferences, on and off platform. The broadcaster has since been able to target viewers on a one-to-one basis […]

Dirk Gerkens becomes CEO of Nova Broadcasting

Dirk Gerkens has been appointed CEO of United Media-owned Bulgarian broadcast outfit Nova Broadcasting Group. Gerkens, who is currently a board member and director for programming, production and advertising sales at United Media succeeds Stefana Zdravkova at the head of Nova. Prior to joining United Media, Gerkens was CEO of RTL Klub and TV2 in […]

Warner Bros. Discovery’s evolving Max strategy

Warner Bros. Discovery unveiled new details of its international expansion plans for its Max streamer today, as its direct-to-consumer division achieved full-year EBITDA profitability for the first time. Speaking on the company’s full-year earnings call, global streaming and games president and CEO JB Perrette provided details of the timing for the much-anticipated international rollout of […]

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