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Liberty Global reportedly ready to sacrifice Film 1 to seal Ziggo deal

Liberty Global has reportedly offered to sell its Film 1 premium channel and open its network to OTT providers to win approval for its acquisition of Ziggo from EU regulators. According to Reuters, citing an unnamed source, Liberty Global has offered to sell Film 1 in order to overcome concerns that the Ziggo acquisition would […]

Sport on-demand for UPC Austria subscribers

Liberty Global-owned cable operator UPC Austria has made selected content from the Sport 1+ and Sport 1 US channels available on-demand. The move means that UPC TV Plus, Super FIT, Super FIT Family, Top FIT and Mega FIT subscribers can now access content  including international football and basketball on-demand. Sport 1+ offers content including English […]

Discovery leads Volia channel popularity poll

Factual channels and movie services are the most popular TV channels amongst Ukrainian cable operator Volia’s subscriber base, according to a survey carried out by the operator. Factual channels are most popular amongst Volia subscribers, chosen by 76% or respondents, followed by movie services with 71% and news channels with 59%. Sport and entertainment services […]

Sport1 launches new channel for US sports

German sports broadcaster Sport1 is launching a new pay-TV channel for US sports in Germany, Austria and Switzerland after licensing content from ESPN Sports Media. Sport1 US is due to launch on August 1 and will be available in both SD and HD on the Kabel Deutschland, Sky Deutschland, Unitymedia and Kabel BW platforms. The […]

UPC Direct to air Champions League final in 3D

Liberty Global-owned DTH bouquet UPC DTH’s Hungarian unit is teaming up with sports channel Sport 1 HD to air the Champions League football final in 3D for the first time.  UPC Direct will air the match on May 25 in 3D, available to anyone with an HD satellite receiver and a basic UPC Direct subscription. […]

UPC DTH adds Sport1 HD to Hungarian offering

Liberty Global-owned pay TV operator UPC DTH has added Sport1 HD to its offering for Hungary. From tomorrow, Hungarian UPC DTH customers will be able to view the channel as part of the HD package. The move will take the number of HD channels offered on the Hungarian service to 12. UPC DTH has plans […]

Sport 1 renews Spanish football deal

Dutch sports channel Sport1 has secured broadcasting rights for the Spanish Primera División football league, which will be broadcast exclusively on the channel for the next three seasons. The broadcasting rights include live games and edited highlights for television and online. Sport1 will broadcast at least four games from the Spanish competition live in HD […]

Sport1 takes MotoGP rights

German channel Sport1 has secured TV rights to the MotoGP motorcycle racing series. The Constantin Media-owned pay TV channel has inked a rights deal with Dorna Sports and taken exclusive TV, mobile and online rights to the series, which comprises 18 races a year, for three years.

Sport 1 Plus streaming to iPads

German sports broadcaster Sport 1 Plus can now be streamed live to iPads and iPhones. The channel can be viewed via the portal, which has been adapted for the Apple devices. Viewers must pay a one off fee for access to the feed on iPads and iPhones. Existing online account holders can pay an […]