BT’s potential sports deal with DAZN suits all parties

Less than a year after it confirmed that it was exploring a sale, BT is reportedly approaching a deal to sell off its sports broadcaster, BT Sport, to DAZN for an estimated US$800 million. For BT, the funds would go towards building out its rapidly expanding fibre network across the UK as it faces the […]

Movistar+ reportedly in talks with DAZN over LaLiga, Euskaltel strikes partnership

Spanish pay TV operator Movistar+ is reportedly in talks with sports streamer DAZN to gain the right to show all matches of LaLiga. In news first reported by, the Telefónica-owned operator is seeking to secure the right to show the 45% of LaLiga matches to which it currently does not have access. According to […]

Movistar+ renews Netflix agreement for five years

Telefónica-owned pay TV operator Movistar+ has renewed its carriage agreement with Netflix for a further five years. The deal, which follows one originally signed in 2018, will see the pair extend their partnership until 2026, enabling Movistar Fusión customers to sign up for and view Netflix. Shows airing on Netflix in Spain over the coming […]

DAZN reportedly on verge of US$800 million BT Sport acquisition

DAZN is reportedly nearing a deal to acquire BT Sport for an estimated US$800 million. BT CEO Phillip Jansen said that the company was exploring a sale of the broadcaster in mid-2021, with the money from a potential deal going towards the operator’s fibre rollout plans. Now, Reuters is reporting that DAZN is close to an US$800 million […]

OSN extends licensing agreement as MENA home of HBO

Middle East pay TV operator OSN has strengthened its partnership with HBO and extended its exclusive licensing agreement for the US programmer’s content. OSN, which said the agreement cemented its position as the exclusive home for HBO programming across the MENA region, will exclusively carry complete boxsets of HBO content including Game of Thrones, The […]

France Télévisions’ Ernotte reveals Salto subs number, defends pubcaster’s role

French streaming service Salto, backed by the country’s three largest broadcasters, now has around 700,000 subscribers, according to Delphine Ernotte, president of pubcaster France Télévisions. Speaking on France Inter, Ernotte did not reveal how many of these subscribers were actually paying for the service. The total number cited also falls short of Salto’s original objective […]

TN marketing taps Simplestream for Craftsy expansion

Streaming service operator TN Marketing has has chosen technology provider Simplestream to help expand its Craftsy offering to mobile and tablet devices along with its other brands. Craftsy features online courses and various other forms of video content focusing on crafts, hobbies, and lifestyle topics. Craftsy is using Simiplestream’s App Platform to deliver a service […]

WarnerMedia hires Turkcell OTT head to lead HBO Max in Turkey

WarnerMedia has continued to lay the groundwork for further expansion into Europe with the hire of Turkcell’s Baris Zavaroglu as its director general for HBO Max in Turkey. The exec will be charged with leading Warner’s DTC business when it launches in Turkey later this year. He will oversee the launch and growth of HBO […]

Starz boosts international networks team with pair of promotions

Lionsgate-owned Starz has announced a pair of senior promotions in its international networks team. As announced by Superna Kalle, president of International Networks for Starz, Darren Nielson has been promoted to executive vice president of distribution and business development while Jeff Cooke has been made senior vice president of programming for international networks. Since joining […]

fuboTV beats expectations with 1.1 million subs

US OTT service fuboTV has amassed 1.1 million subscribers, the company has announced. The sports-oriented fuboTV serves as a competitor to the likes of Hulu + Live TV and YouTube TV, and provides subscribers with access to traditional broadcasters via an OTT delivery. In announcing its preliminary fourth quarter 2021 results, the company revealed that […]

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