Discovery applies for Netherlands channel licences ahead of Brexit

Discovery is applying for new broadcast licences in the Netherlands for its European pay TV channel portfolio, ahead of Britain’s scheduled exit from the Europe Union on March 29. A spokesperson for the broadcaster confirmed that Discovery is applying for around 50 licences in the Netherlands for services that were previously licensed in the UK by broadcast regulator […]

Discovery and Sky both claim victory as dispute is resolved

Discovery Communications’ channels will remain on the Sky platform in the UK and Germany after the pair reached a last-gasp deal in their carriage dispute. Both sides claimed victory as a new deal was reached, with Discovery saying it secured improved terms for its 13-strong bouquet, and Sky saying that Discovery accepted the terms previously […]

Greece’s controversial TV auction raises €246m

Greece’s controversial TV auction has closed, generating €246 million but denying licences to a number of existing national broadcasters. The process, which began on Tuesday and closed in the early hours of this morning, saw the Greek government offer four national private TV licences, down from a previous seven. The winning bids resulted in only two […]

Ofcom consults on new Channel 4 license terms

UK broadcast regulator Ofcom is consulting on whether Channel 4 should be required to commission more programmes produced outside of England as part of its new licence conditions.  The regulator is also looking at how Channel 4 could best deliver its remit for educational content, and whether there is a case “to either remove or […]