Four agencies in for UEFA marketing rights

Four sports marketing agencies have reportedly emerged as the leading bidders in UEFA’s club competitions rights distribution auction. According to SportBusiness, UEFA’s long-time agency partner Team Marketing – which has distributed the rights since 1992 – has submitted a bid, while other large agencies are also bidders including IMG, Infront and Relevant Sports Group. All […]

Starlink sets out stall for India

SpaceX-owned Starlink has said that it will apply for a commercial licence in India in 2022. Expansion into India would see the company provide broadband and other services in the country. The news comes via Sanjay Bhargava, Starlink Country Director, India at SpaceX, who posted an update on LinkedIn stating: “We hope to have applied […]

Discovery emerges as potential BT Sport suitor

Discovery has reportedly entered into talks with BT to buy BT Sport. This is a late development for the for-sale broadcaster, which is said to be in the late stages of negotiations with DAZN regarding a £600 million takeover deal. By contrast to DAZN, which reportedly wants to buy the broadcaster, the FT claims that […]

New board for Open Fiber following takeover

Italian broadband operator Open Fiber has announced the appointment of Mario Rossetti as its new CEO. The announcement comes less than a month after Australian investment bank Macquarie and state lender Cassa Depositi e Prestiti (CDP) won EU regulatory approval to takeover the operator. In addition to the appointment of Rossetti – who replaces interim […]

Annena Hungária launches advanced DTT service

Antenna Hungária has launched what it claims to be the world’s most advanced digital terrestrial television service.  The launch is supported by the Azdio mediaClass product division, and promises to address the ‘dramatic changes’ to TV viewing demands that have emerged in recent years. The new platform will be available via DTT broadcast and IP […]

SPI/FilmBox to offer four channels in AXIAN Group distribution deal

SPI/FilmBox has announced a distribution deal across a number of African countries with AXIAN Group. The deal will see the launch of four channels in Madagascar, Comoros and Togo through Telma TV and Togocom TV: FilmBox Africa, FilmBox Arthouse, DocuBox and FightBox in the Premium package. FilmBox Africa, the flagship channel for the region, offers […]

Bang & Olufsen launches new soundbars with Verizon

US telco Verizon has announced a partnership with Bang & Olufsen to launch soundbars with its Stream TV platform built-in.  The Android TV-powered Stream TV Soundbar (US$399.99) and Stream TV Soundbar Pro (US$999.99) provide access to Verizon’s streaming platform, which in turn enables access to streaming services like Disney+, Netflix, HBO Max, Amazon Prime and […]

Vizio ads AVOD content to WatchFree+ streamer

Vizio has announced an expansion to its WatchFree+ free streaming service to now include AVOD content. SmartCast TV users can now access thousands of on demand titles to complement the platform’s existing portfolio of live streaming channels. WatchFree+ will offer more than 4,000 free movies, TV shows, and Vizio exclusives from more than 17 content […]

NBA secures Indian rights deal with Viacom18

The NBA has agreed a multi-year partnership in India with broadcaster Viacom18. The broadcaster – a joint-venture between ViacomCBS and Network 18 – will present coverage of the leading basketball league in English and Hindi via TV channels Vh1 and MTV. Coverage will also be streamed via Voot and JioTV. The deal includes coverage of […]

Extreme E expands Russian broadcast rights

All-electric racing series Extreme E has announced a new broadcast deal for Russia with TV Start. The Russian broadcaster will air the Championship’s debut season as well as the race highlights, review, preview and Magazine shows in English and Russian on its linear channel. Coverage will also be available to view on TV Start’s digital […]

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