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DTC LaLiga distribution ‘is going to happen’, states president Tebas

Javier Tebas, the president of LaLiga, has said that the Spanish league is preparing a “change in strategy” for its next rights sale. In comments made at the EFE Sport Business Days forum, the exec warned that the league will not “grow in double digits” in terms of its next rights cycle, but promised that […]

TCCL deploys ATEME TITAN Live

Indian cable distribution company Thamizhaga Cable TV Communication Pvt Ltd (TCCL) has announced a partnership with video delivery solutions provider ATEME. The deal will see TCCL deploy ATEME’s TITAN Live solution for its cable TV platform. TITAN Live promises to improve the end-user viewer experience while reducing operational cost. It achieves this via a full […]

Rupert Murdoch’s News UK considering BT Sport deal

Rupert Murdoch is reportedly considering making a move to buy BT Sport. Last month, BT CEO Phillip Jansen confirmed that the company was “open-minded” on selling its sports broadcaster as it refocuses its efforts on building out its fibre-to-the-home network across the UK. Now according to The Telegraph, the News UK owner has reportedly held […]

Vodafone Spain ramps up TV push with promo and converged package

Vodafone España is ramping up its TV marketing efforts by promising a free TV package to customers over the summer months. The operator is offering a free package between now and September 15, with users allowed to choose between its sports, documentaries, kids, music and Pack Caza – hunting – packages or third-party services Acorn […]

KPN passes fibre milestone

Dutch service provider KPN has passed the milestone of three million fibre broadband customers. The landmark means that over 75% of Dutch fibre homes are connected to the KPN network, according to the operator, which says that 3.9 million homes in the country have a fibre broadband connection – close to half the total. KPN […]

H&C+ extends North American reach with Comcast

Equestrian sports network Horse & Country has secured the launch of its live and on demand subscription service, H&C+, on Comcast’s Xfinity X1 and Flex platforms in North America. The agreement means that in the coming months, subscribers will be able to view live coverage of events including the CHIO Rotterdam from the Netherlands, the […]

Apple cuts TV+ free trial to three months

Apple will reduce its free trial offer for its Apple TV+ SVOD service at the start of July. Since the service’s global launch in November 2019, Apple has offered anyone who purchases a qualifying device (which is most of its devices) a year’s free access to the streamer. That offer has been extended multiple times, […]

View TV selects CommScope’s Manifest Delivery Controller

CTV solution provider View TV Group has selected CommScope’s manifest manipulation software to strengthen its broadcast content delivery networks (CDN) solution. The View TV Group Broadcast CDN enables digital and traditional broadcast customers to monetise their global live and on demand content and channels more efficiently. The company has selected CommScope’s Manifest Delivery Controller (MDC) […]

Univision to enter global streaming arena following Televisia merger completion 

US-based Spanish-language broadcaster Univision has revealed plans to launch a global streaming service. The announcement marks a major statement of intent following the US$4.8 billion merger of Televisia and Univision that was announced in April.  The company said that the new streamer will roll out in 2022 – beginning with the US and Latin America […]

LFP president waves off Canal+ protests and calls for common sense

Vincent Labrune, the president of the French Professional Football League (LFP) says that “common sense” is required from Canal+ amid the broadcaster’s boycott of Ligue 1. The Vivendi-owned broadcaster is furious over the decision to award the league’s largest rights package to Amazon for €259 million-per season, and has said that it will not broadcast […]