Sky to give ‘more prominence’ to BBC in latest agreement

UK pubcaster the BBC and pay TV operator Sky today have renewed and expanded their long-term partnership with an agreement that the pair say will further enhance the visibility of the BBC’s brands and services on Sky’s TV services. Sky said that BBC content will be more prominent on Sky platforms by making it even […]

Privatisation will help Channel 4 grow, claims culture secretary

The UK’s culture secretary Oliver Dowden will again propose support for the privatisation today. The MP for Hertsmere will speak at the Royal Television Society on Wednesday, and state that the pubcaster requires a steady cash flow in order to create content which can compete with the likes of Netflix and HBO.  According to excerpts […]

Advertising growth lifts Mediaset to strong recovery

Strong growth in the advertising market in both Italy and Spain has lifted Mediaset’s first-half results above the level achieved in 2019 before the global pandemic struck, according to the company. Mediaset posted net revenues of €1.387 billion for the first half, up from €1.166 billion last year. The second quarter was particularly strong, with […]

Telefónica integrates Rakuten Living App on Movistar+

Telefónica has teamed up with Rakuten to launch the Rakuten Living App as part of the Movistar+ pay TV service offering in Spain. Movistar Fusion customers in over 1.4 million homes with the operator’s UHD set-top will be able to access the app, which connects online entertainment with offline events. The Rakuten Living App will enable […] taps Agama for OTT quality assurance

Swiss service provider has turned to quality assurance technology specialist Agama Technologies to extend its video analytics and monitoring solution with additional coverage in the headend and to all types of OTT devices. Agama said that its solution for the operator now provides full transparency of the video distribution networks through the subscribers’ homes. […]

Nordic Entertainment secures NHL for Viaplay Poland

Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group) has signed a five-year exclusive media rights agreement with the US National Hockey League (NHL) to broadcast up to 1,400 live NHL games every season on the Viaplay streaming service in Poland until 2026. The deal expands NENT Group and the NHL’s existing partnership to nine European countries, and reinforces […]

Whip Media and Simply.TV partner for TV metadata

Enterprise software platform Whip Media has announced a strategic data partnership with global metadata supplier Simply.TV. Simply.TV operates in more than 80 countries in over 30 different languages, and offers a broad portfolio of TV metadata across linear and streaming. Its tech is built on AI and machine learning. Alisa Joseph, SVP of Business Development […]

Channelbox adds three new channels to Freeview FAST platform

Freeview OTT platform Channelbox has added additional channels to its roster. Channelbox is a free ad-supported TV (FAST) platform available on Freeview channel 271 in the UK, and presents viewers with a range of channels which are streamed to their connected TV.  The new channels added to the lineup include stand-up comedy channel NextUp Comedy, […]

Don’t miss Digital TV Europe’s free webinar on super-aggregation

Digital TV Europe is partnering with TiVo to offer readers a free webinar on super-aggregation on September 15, at 3pm BST. Telecom service providers today face the challenge of standing out in a crowded marketplace. To win and secure loyal customers, they are becoming super-aggregators of their own and others’ content to maximise their offering. With […]