Pay TV Operators


Eleven Sports secures distribution with all operators in Portugal

Sports broadcaster Eleven Sports has now secured distribution deals with all four major TV operators in Portugal. The latest agreements meant that Eleven Sports will be available for subscription on TV platforms in 3.9 million homes, achieving 100% Pay TV distribution in the country. Eleven has struck deals with Altice, NOS and Vodafone alongside its original launch partner in the country Nowo. […]

Euskaltel to carry Mediapro eSports service

Spanish regional cable operator Euskaltel has struck a deal to carry Mediapro’s eSports offering U-BEAT as part of its content line-up. U-BEAT offers more than 3,000 hours of competitions, news and magazine content about eSports. Euskaltel said that eSports was growing in popularity in Span, with an audience of about 5.5 million spectators and annual […]

TalkTalk to offer Plume Adaptive WiFi to selected customers

UK service provider TalkTalk is to offer advanced WiFi specialist Plume’s Adaptive WiFi package to select customers for £9 (€10) a month. The Plume membership offered specifically for TalkTalk customers includes Adaptive WiFi, HomePass guest access, parental controls, and the Plume app. The monthly fee includes a two-SuperPod starter pack. Additional SuperPods, devices that fit […]

BeIN Sports giving up on Formula 1

BeIN Sports has said it will not renew its contract to carry Formula 1 motor-racing in Middle East and North Africa as a result of BeoutQ’s piracy. This year’s F1 season is set to begin on March 17 in Australia. BeIN Media MENA chief Tom Keaveny said that rightsholders’ stance on BeoutQ’s piracy would now […]

DAZN reportedly in talks to carry Movistar football channels

Sports streaming outfit DAZN has held talks with Telefónica over possible carriage of the latter’s Movistar Partizado and Movistar Liga de Campeones channels when it goes live in the first half of next month, according to local press. Telefónica is obliged to make its channels available to rivals under conditions set by competition watchdog the […]

French competition watchdog maintains Mediaserv obligations on Canal+

France’s competition watchdog has decided to maintain certain obligations imposed on pay TV outfit Canal+ at the time of authorising the latter’s acquisition of French overseas territories telecom operator Mediaserv in 2014. The Autorité de la Concurrence is to maintain a number of obligations placed on the pay TV operator, which had initially been imposed […]

Unitymedia expands fibre network

Liberty Global-owned German cable operator Unitymedia is expanding its fibre-to-the-building network by connecting 180 individual homes and apartment complexes in the city of Korntal-Münchingen in Baden-Württemberg. Work on the network expansion will begin in the middle of this year, with the operator spending around €1 million to take its fibre network to around 600 additional […]

RMC Sport debuts on Molotov

In a sign of the growing rapprochement between the pair, Altice France’s premium sports channels are to be distributed by OTT TV platform Molotov. Altice’s five RMC Sports channels will be made available to Molotov’s estimated seven million users for €18.99 a month without an ongoing contract, enabling Molotov viewers to tune in to UEFA […]

Flix Snip launches in Russia with Rostelecom

Short-format content app Flix Snip has teamed up with Russian telecom giant Rostelecom to launch in Russia. Flix Snip features short format entertainment content of 20 minutes duration or less, in genres including drama, animation, children’s, family, comedy, science fiction and horror. Flix Snip on Rostelecom will feature 200 short form movies at launch with 20 […]

Zegona shareholders give green light to Euskaltel plan

UK-based cable and telecom investor Zegona Communications’ shareholders yesterday approved the company’s plans to up its stake in regional Spanish cable operator Euskaltel through open market purchases. Zegona’s acquisition of additional Euskaltel shares could see it supplant regional bank Kutxabank as the Basque Country-based operator’s principal shareholder. The UK based group successfully completed a share […]