Pay TV future more likely for Six Nations after government rejects ‘A list’ appeal

The UK government has declined to place the Six Nations rugby tournament on a list of sports events that must be made available free-to-view, increasing the chances that rights to the competition will be snapped up by a pay TV provider such as Sky. The event is currently listed as a ‘category B’ competition, meaning […]

BARB: Amazon now leading UK SVOD growth

Netflix was the slowest growing of the UK’s main SVOD services in last year, achieving a 25% growth rate in subscribers, adding 1.6 million to reach a total of 8.2 million, while Amazon grew by 41%, adding 1.3 million subs to reach 4.3 million, according to audience ratings agency BARB’s annual exploration of UK viewing […]