German TV advertising slows but streaming advertising grows

German TV advertising will grow by only around 1% this year, while the overall German audio and audiovisual ad market is expected to grow by 4.2%, driven by streaming, according to figures from German media association Vaunet. According to the association, ad market revenue in audio and audiovisual media will grow by 4.2% to €6.54 […]

Hits TV joins Airtel Digital TV in India

Asian classic TV channel Hits has launched on India’s Airtel Digital TV service as Airtel Hits HD.  The channel, owned by Rewind Networks, which features a selection of Hollywood television content from the 60s to the early 2000s, will be available on Channel 167 on Airtel Digital TV and will be aired in HD with English subtitles. Shows aired on […]

Russia kicks CBC out of Moscow

Russia is forcing the Moscow bureau of Canadian national broadcaster CBC to close, the country’s foreign ministry has announced. The Russian government will also withdraw the visas and accreditation of CBC’s journalists. The move comes after the Canadian government in Ottowa banned Kremlin-backed RT from the airwaves in the North American country in March. At […]

NENT Group completes Viaplay rebrand

Nordic Entertainment (NENT) Group has rebranded to Viaplay Group to reflect its increased strategic focus on its streaming service of the same name.  The rebrand was initially revealed in March, with the company just now receiving backing from shareholders at the company’s Annual General Meeting on May 18 Viaplay aims to have a presence in at […]

XFL announces 2023 kick-off with global Disney rights deal

Upstart NFL-rival the XFL has boosted its chances of success the third time around by securing a global rights deal with Disney. The deal will see Disney own the exclusive global broadcast rights for all the league’s matches per season from 2023-27. The mouse house has said that it will broadcast matches on a combination […]

beIN Sports’ Spanish-language networks launch on YouTube TV

beIN Media Group has announced a distribution deal with YouTube TV in the US for its Spanish-language sports channels. beIN SPORTS en Español and beIN SPORTS XTRA en Español have launched on YouTube TV through the cord-cutting streaming service’s Spanish Plan and Spanish Plus add-on.   The channels offer live sports, news, analysis, and highlights of […]

DAZN close to ITV deal for Women’s Champions League final

DAZN is reportedly close to cutting a deal with ITV to broadcast the UEFA Women’s Champions League final. According to a report from The Telegraph, DAZN is in talks with the UK pubcaster to sublicence the final between Barcelona and Lyon on May 21. DAZN is currently at the end of year one of a […]

Paramount promotes streaming execs

Paramount Global has announced a pair of key appointments in its streaming business. The company is currently riding high off the back of solid financial results and is gearing up to launch its premium SVOD service Paramount+ in the UK via a partnership with Sky. Overseeing the continued expansion of the streamer is Marco Nobili […]

France set to scrap €138 abolish TV licence

France’s TV landscape could soon be transformed after it emerged that plans to scrap the country’s annual audiovisual licence fee are set to be introduced later this year. The proposal, which was part of recently re-elected president Emmanuel Macron’s election pledges, will see the €138 ($143) annual charge applied to households with a TV, scrapped. […]