DAZN to broadcast Women’s International Champions Cup in 175 markets

Sports streamer DAZN has announced that it will broadcast the Women’s International Champions Cup (WICC) in over 175 markets and territories worldwide, including the UK, France, Canada, Italy, Spain and DACH. The tournament features four of the most winning European and North American club teams in the history of the sport – Chelsea FC Women, […]

Chicken Soup for the Soul completes US$375 million Redbox deal

Chicken Soup for the Soul, the owner of Crackle, has completed the US$375 million merger with Redbox. The merger was approved by Redbox shareholders on August 9, with existing shareholders set to receive a fixed exchange ratio of 0.087 of a share of class A common stock of Chicken Soup per Redbox share. Chicken Soup […]

ProSiebenSat.1 adjusts expectations downward in ‘difficult environment’

Germany’s ProSiebenSat.1’s second quarter revenues have edged above the €2 billion level for the first time in the first half of a year, in what the company admitted was a difficult market environment. That difficult environment led to a downward adjustment in the group’s EBITDA forecast for the full year. ProSiebenSat.1 now expects adjusted EBITDA […]

Warner Bros. Discovery rejigs leadership in Germany

Warner Bros. Discovery (WBD) has unveiled its new-look team in Germany, with veteran exec Alberto Horta among those to depart. Horta had been VP of commercial development at WBD and led distribution, advertising and digital operations, as well as managing Germany’s Tele 5 channel. He had been with Discovery for 15 years, initially working for […]

Disney becomes world’s largest streaming operator

Disney has overtaken Netflix as the world’s largest streaming operator. In its Q3 2022 earnings, the company revealed that it had a total of 221.1 million streaming customers globally, overtaking Netflix’s total of 220.67 million worldwide.  The company added 14.4 million Disney+ subscribers, beating analyst expectations of 10 million due to the pull of originals […]

Sport1 taps Better Collective for online gambling play

German sports broadcaster Sport1 GmbH and its gambling subsidiary Magic Sports Media GmbH have signed a long-term agreement with sports betting media group Better Collective to provide delivery of content, data, and statistics for a new sports betting section on the portal. The pair said the move would bring the best in sports betting […]

NAB announces trio of appointments to board of directors

The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) has announced a trio of appointments to its board of directors.  The trade association and lobby group has appointed Catherine Badalamente, president and CEO of Graham Media Group, and Phil Tahtakran, SVP, head of federal government affairs for NBCUniversal, to the NAB Television Board of Directors, while Kevin Godwin, […]

France abolishes the licence fee – listen to the latest episode of TV Watch

The latest episode of Digital TV Europe’s podcast TV Watch is now available to stream wherever you get your podcasts. At the end of July, the French Parliament delivered on a key manifesto promise of president Emmanuel Macron – to abolish the country’s licence fee.  The €138 fee, much like in the UK, serves to […]

ESPN+ renews DFB-Pokal rights

Disney-owned ESPN has announced a renewed rights deal with the DFB-Pokal, Germany’s top domestic football cup competition. The deal will see premium streamer ESPN+ broadcast a minimum of 40 DFB-Pokal matches each season through to 2026. All matches will be broadcast in English on ESPN+, with select games each season made available on ESPN networks […]

Canal+ renews LaLiga rights for Sub-Saharan Africa

Spanish football’s LaLiga has announced a renewed deal for the league’s pay TV French language rights with Canal+ in Sub-Saharan Africa, Madagascar and Mauritius. From the start of the 2022/23 season starting August 12, Canal+ will offer live coverage in each round of selected matches in LaLiga and the second division LaLiga SmartBank. The deal […]