Streamers operating in UK set to be regulated by Ofcom

Ofcom will reportedly move to bring Netflix and other streaming services under its regulatory eye. According to The Telegraph, UK culture secretary Oliver Dowden will set out a proposal this week in a whitepaper which would extend Ofcom’s remit to cover on-demand services such as Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and Disney+. The move comes after […]

DAZN agrees eight-year AFC Champions League in Japan

DAZN has signed an eight-season rights deal with the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) for the AFC Champions League in Japan. The deal will see DAZN broadcast coverage of the competition in Japan starting from the 2021 season, which will kick off on June 22. In addition to the AFC Champions League, the agreement also covers […]

DAZN turns to Mediaset for advertising sales in Italy

Streaming service DAZN has struck a deal with Mediaset’s advertising arm, Digitalia’08 for the latter to represent it for the next three years. DAZN holds the rights to Serie A football, which will be streamed via Telecom Italia’s network, with 380 matches a season to be offered to subscribers, including seven matches a day to […]

Exec shakeup for WarnerMedia in EMEA

WarnerMedia has announced a number of key leadership changes in EMEA. Announced by Priya Dogra, president of WarnerMedia EMEA & Asia (excl. China), seasoned company executives Sylvia Rothblum, Pierre Branco, and Jamie Friend have been handed new roles in the company. Sylvia Rothblum has been appointed country manager for Germany, Austria & Switzerland. This complements […]

End users to face fine as Guardia di Finanza shuts down 600 pirate football sites

A major anti-piracy operation has been carried out by Italian authorities to seize more than 600 websites that were illegally streaming the ongoing UEFA Euro 2020 championships. The operation was conducted by the Guardia di Finanza, and coordinated by the Naples Public Prosecutor’s Office, who identified and shut down the websites routing from servers across […]

Free signs new distribution deal with TF1

French service provider Free has signed a new distribution agreement with commercial broadcaster TF1, which will see the continued distribution of all TF1’s free-to-air and thematic pay TV channels., as well as non-linear services, on the FreeTV platform. The agreement means that TF1’s on-demand services MYTF1 and TFOUMAX will be distributed by Free. Free said […]

UHD Spain launches first UHD HDR SDR simulcast on terrestrial, satellite and streaming

The non-profit association UHD Spain, which was founded in January by with 30 industry partners, has kicked off simulcast UHD HDR and SDR demonstration broadcasts via terrestrial, satellite and streaming. UHD Spain said that this first simulcast consolidates its commitment to develop a collaborative framework around new audiovisual technologies, and in particular UHD, to demonstrate […]

Ubisoft brings gTV channel to Samsung TV Plus

Videogame publishing giant Ubisoft has announced the expansion of its gTV channel to Samsung TV Plus in France, Germany, Switzerland and Austria. gTV, which launched in April 2020, offers viewers a range of video game content with talk shows, documentaries and esports. The channel is free to view, and is also available on YouTube, Facebook, […]

Extreme E lands on Motorsport TV in Russia

All-electric racing series Extreme E has expanded its reach into Russia with Motorsport TV. The nascent off-road competition will see its X Prixs, race highlights, review, preview and magazine shows broadcast on linear channel Motor TV in both English and Russian. Coverage will also be viewable on digital platform, The inaugural X Prix took […]