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BBC Sounds launches on Freesat

The BBC’s audio platform, BBC Sounds, has launched on Freesat. Freesat, the UK’s free-to-air satellite TV platform, has added the app to its latest range of 4K TV boxes and a growing portfolio of apps. BBC Sounds offers access to over 80,000 hours of music, radio and podcasts, and makes it easy for listeners to […]

BritBox launches in Australia in latest step of global rollout

ITV-BBCS joint-venture SVOD BritBox has made its bow in Australia. The streamer offers viewers ‘the largest streaming collection of British drama and comedy on demand’, and launches in the country following successful rollouts in the US, Canada and the UK. The former two countries have a combined total of more than one million subscribers. Launching […]

EPL scraps pay per view

With the UK in lockdown until at least the beginning of December, the English Premier League has scrapped its controversial pay per view model until at least the new year. The announcement confirms a previous report which claimed that the league would remove the £14.95 fee to watch matches that had not been selected for […]

BBC Children’s chief Cheryl Taylor to depart after 15 years with pubcaster

Cheryl Taylor, head of content at BBC Children’s, is to leave the UK pubcaster next year after 15 years with the corporation. The exec, who has held what is arguably the top job in UK kids programming since 2017, emailed staff yesterday to reveal that she has applied for voluntary redundancy and will depart in […]

Former chancellor George Osborne linked to BBC chairman role

Former UK chancellor and Evening Standard editor George Osborne is the latest to be approached over the soon-to-be-vacant BBC chairman position. According to the Daily Telegraph, which previously employed current prime minister Boris Johnson, Osborne has been encouraged to apply for the part-time position with incumbent chairman David Clementi set to step down at the […]

BritBox North America chief Sriraman departs

BritBox president & CEO for North America Soumya Sriraman is leaving the BBC Studios and ITV joint venture streamer. Sriraman has been in the role since 2017, having previously been VP of franchise and digital enterprises at BBC Worldwide North America, before it became part of BBCS. She will formally depart at the end of […]

Discovery Plus enhances content in India with BBC deal

Discovery is bolstering its streaming service in India by offering a raft of blue chip natural history programming and exclusive content from BBC Studios (BBCS). Discovery Plus will offer BBCS content across genres including nature, history, medical sciences and warfare, with exclusive access to BBC shows including Icons – profiling the lives of 20th Century […]

Former Telegraph editor Moore rules himself out of BBC chairman job

Charles Moore, the former Daily Telegraph editor, has ruled himself out of becoming the chairman of the BBC. The news comes just one week after it emerged that Moore had been offered the job by UK prime minister Boris Johnson and that the appointment was “virtually a donde deal”. This was met by significant backlash, […]

Europa+ launches in LATAM combining content from across continent

US-based media company Castalia Communications and Mexican investment fund Innokap have announced the launch of a new OTT service Europa+. The SVOD will bring popular TV programming from the UK, Germany, France, Italy, and other European countries to audiences in Latin America and the Caribbean. Predominantly targeted at European ex-pats and “lovers of European content […]

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