Traditional media brands find Snapchat Discover success

US millennials usually view well-established media brands on Snapchat Discover, rather than media that targets their generation, according to Futurescape. The research firm said that its survey of 1,117 US Snapchat users will “reassure major media owners that their brands and content continue to be relevant to teen and young adult audiences” on the mobile social […]

New UK sales chief for ESPN

Sports channel ESPN has named Sam Coleman, former head of client sales for Guardian News and Media, as its new UK sales director. Coleman will be responsible for leading the company’s UK team servicing ESPN’s digital portfolio including, ESPNcricinfo and ESPN FC. He will be based at the sport content company’s offices in London […]

ESPN secures cricket rights

Sports channel ESPN has struck a four-year agreement with the International Cricket Council to broadcast digital on-demand highlights of all ICC events to be staged between the 2016-2019 period in the UK and Ireland. The agreement will allow ESPN to show in-progress, pre-match and post-match highlights across all ESPN branded websites and mobile apps. The […]

Video app streaming booms in US, China

Video apps are experiencing significant revenue growth in the US and China, according to new research. Combined revenues from the top ten streaming apps in the US and Cina have grown by multiples of 3.2 and 9.6, respectively, the App Annie research showed, However, a third market assessed, the UK, showed relatively flat growth of […]

ESPN files suit over Verizon packages

Sports channel ESPN has filed a law suit against US service provider Verizon Communications alleging breach of contract related to Verizon’s new slimmed-down pay TV packages of genre-specific channels. The sports broadcaster is the latest US programmer to allege a breach of existing agreements with Verizon, following complaints made by Fox and NBCUniversal. ESPN has […]

Apple reportedly planning autumn web TV launch

Apple is reportedly planning to launch an online TV service this autumn in partnership with broadcasters including ABC, CBS and Fox.  According to a Wall Street Journal report, Apple is in talks with US programmers and plans to offer a “slimmed-down” cable-style bundle of roughly 25 channels that will be available to view across Apple […]

Snapchat signs up TV partners for Discover launch

Mobile messaging service Snapchat has partnered with a host of major TV broadcasters and publishers to launch a new in-app feature called Snapchat Discover.  Discover will let Snapchat users explore stories from different professional editorial teams. Media partners already signed up to the service including National Geographic, Vice Media, Yahoo News, Comedy Central, CNN, ESPN […]

BT Sport and ESPN expand partnership

BT Sport and ESPN have struck a new seven-year deal to expand the range of ESPN content on the UK pay TV service. The deal will see BT Sport expand the amount of programming it receives from ESPN, up to 5,000 hours a year. ESPN will supply content including the Verizon IndyCar Series, NCAA College […]

BT TV begins offering Sky Sports on YouView

BT TV is to offer Sky’s Sky Sports 1 and 2 premium channels on its YouView boxes from today after securing an interim rulling from the Competition Appeals Tribunal. Sky’s two premium channels will be added to the existing BT Sport, ESPN and Eurosport services on YouView, giving BT viewers to option to watch an […]

ESPN plans online subscription cricket service

ESPN is reportedly planning to offer subscription video streaming access to the Cricket World Cup, unbundled from ESPN cable TV packages. According to a report by tech blog re/code, the US service could launch early next year ahead of the Cricket World Cup in February, and would mark the first time ESPN has sold OTT […]

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