Sky launches new packages with BT Sport

Sky has launched two new sports packages that combine Sky Sports and BT Sport channels for the first time. Subscribers can now sign up for a combined Sky Sports and BT Sport for £35 (€42) for existing customers on an 18-month contract, while for £47 they can combine the two sports offerings with Sky Entertainment, […]

Proximus TV growth fails to offset prepaid mobile and fixed voice losses

Growth in Belgian service provider Proximus’s TV and broadband subscribers and revenues failed to compensate for a decline in its prepaid mobile and fixed voice base and declining inbound mobile revenues last year, leading the company to post a drop in domestic revenues of 1.7%. Proximus grew its TV base by 22,000 last year to […]

NOS sees improved growth in TV numbers

Portuguese service provider NOS saw its pay TV base increase by 7,300 in Q4, with growth in fixed-access pay TV customers of 8,700 offsetting a decline in DTH of 1,400. The rate of decline in the DTH base was itself an improvement. NOS said that it saw “tenuous signs of improvement” in its premium TV […]

Disney+ app launches on Vizio smart TVs

TV maker Vizio has signed a deal with Disney to bring the Disney+ SVOD to its SmartCast smart TV platform. While users had previously been able to access cast the streamer to their TV sets via Apple AirPlay 2 and Chromecast, this update will allow viewers to launch the app and search for Disney+ content […]

ITV and BT Sport to simulcast Queensberry boxing

BT Sport and ITV have signed a rights sharing deal for Boxing bouts featuring fighters signed to Frank Warren’s Queensberry Promotions.  A release from the promoter said that its boxers will see “unrivalled coverage in Britain thanks to the ground-breaking initiative.” Pay TV BT Sport and free-to-air ITV will share fight content, starting with the […]

Discovery renews ASO deal, announces cycling OTT for 2021

Discovery has extended its rights deal with the Amaury Sport Organisation (ASO). The deal will see Eurosport continue to provide coverage of the Tour de France and La Vuelta cycling tours until 2025 and 2026, two- and five-year extensions to its existing deals respectively. Eurosport will exclusively broadcast the Tour de France in 38 European […]

British SVOD penetration at 50.5%

SVOD penetration in the UK has surpassed 50% for the first time. According to a new report from the Broadcasters’ Audience Research Board (BARB), the number of UK homes with a subscription to at least one of Netflix, Amazon Prime Video or Now TV – the three leaders in the country – was at 14.27 […]

Comcast ups Khoury to CCO

Sky owner Comcast has announced the appointment of Jennifer Khoury as its chief communications officer.  She replaces D’Arcy Rudnay who is retiring after 16 years with the company. Rudnay will remain with Comcast through to the end of the year, serving as a senior advisor to its executive leadership team. Khoury has been with Comcast […]

ViacomCBS to replace CBS All Access with international ‘House of Brands’ streamer as stock tumbles following ‘transitional’ Q4

ViacomCBS will launch a new streaming service as a ‘House of Brands’ that expands upon CBS All Access. Presenting its first quarterly results since completing the merger of Viacom and CBS, the company is putting its weight behind streaming. The company’s presentation said that it will “take a differentiated approach that builds on ViacomCBS’ unique […]

A+E’s History channel to be rebranded Sky History

A+E Networks and Sky have announced a new joint venture channel Sky History. The new channel will replace A+E Networks’ UK channel History in Spring 2020, a statement from the broadcaster said. Sky History will continue to be operated by A+E Networks, and serves as its flagship brand alongside Crime+Investigation, Sky History2 (formerly History2), Lifetime […]

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