Broadcasters


Com Hem and TV4 agree new expanded deal

Tele2-owned Swedish cable operator Com Hem has followed up its framework agreement with Telia-owned commercial broadcaster TV4 with a comprehensive multi-year deal that will see channels TV4, Sjuan and TV12 and pay TV offering C More continue to air on the Com Hem network. The deal also provides for more channels to be added to […]

Insight TV ties up distribution deal with ViacomCBS for Pluto TV channel launches in UK and Germany

UHD broadcaster Insight TV has launched three of its channels on ViacomCBS-owned AVOD Pluto TV in the UK and Germany as both continue their accelerated growth. The millennial-focused broadcaster has brought three of its channels to the service: lifestyle channel Insight TV; action-focused channel InTrouble; and science/technology/knowledge channel InWonder. Key titles offered by the channels […]

NENT Group ‘stands apart’ among broadcasters taking on streaming giants

Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group) stands on its own as an example of a broadcaster successfully making the transition to online media and competing with SVOD giants thanks to its strong content assets and – in particular – its “high-quality sports right portfolio”, according to analysts at Berenberg. Berenberg is highly positive about the prospects […]

NBCU reveals execs to lead TV & streaming under Susan Rovner

NBCUniversal’s Susan Rovner has appointed a raft of execs to oversee content for its newly restructured entertainment operation, with Peacock’s head of originals Bill McGoldrick set to leave the company as a result. Rovner, who left Warner Bros. earlier this year to become chairman of entertainment at NBCU’s new-look TV and streaming division, has named […]

WarnerMedia reveals UK & Ireland senior team, creates TV & digital distribution group

WarnerMedia has unveiled a newly-formed TV & digital distribution team in the UK & Ireland under recently appointed chief Polly Cochrane, with long-standing Warner Bros. exec John Stanley set to leave the company. Stanley, who has headed Warner Bros. home entertainment operations in the UK, Ireland, Spain and the Nordics for the past 14 years, will […]

Omdia: 4K TV sales on the up as OTT overtakes pay TV

Sales of 4K TVs have continued to grow during the COVID-19 pandemic even as smartphone sales declined, and OTT has overtaken pay TV earlier than expected as a result of the crisis, according to María Rua Aguete, senior research director, media and entertainment, Omdia. Speaking at the virtual 4K HDR Summit, Rua Aguete said that […]

Deutsche Telekom takes TV Now in expanded deal with RTL

Deutsche Telekom and RTL Group’s German unit, Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland, have agreed an expanded distribution deal that will see the German telecom giant integrate the RTL streaming service TV Now Premium in its TV offer, Magenta TV. From today, the price plans Magenta TV Smart and Magenta TV Smart Flex will automatically include TV Now […]

Serie A clubs to vote on media rights business bid on November 19

Clubs in Italy’s top flight football division Serie A are set to meet this week to decide on the sale of a stake in its media rights business. The league had previously announced the launch of a new company to manage its broadcast rights for a decade. As a part of this launch, a stake […]

Norweigan streamer TV 2 Sumo upgrades LG smart TV app

Norweigan commercial pubcaster TV 2 has announced an upgrade to its TV 2 Sumo app on LG WebOS smart TVs using Norigin Media’s TV App Framework. The streamer, deployed across a range of LG devices, is described as having a “sleek new design and user experience” which has been created by the TV 2 design […]

SPI/Filmbox takes TDC to Russia with Orion

Channel provider SPI/FilmBox and its existing partner in the Russian market, pay TV outfit Orion Group, are to bring Turkish drama series offering Timeless Dizi Channel (TDC) to Russia. The channel will be available to viewers in Russia in both the extended basic and premium packages of the Telekarta satellite TV service starting from today […]