BT extends BritBox partnership with six-month free trial

BT TV subscribers will get a six-month complimentary subscription to BritBox, the companies have announced. Expanding on a partnership initially announced in May, new and existing customers are able to take advantage of the offer which saves them just shy of £36 over the six month period. During that time, users will have access to content […]

Sky Sports sees record day with peak of 3.3 million viewers

Sunday October 4 was a record-breaking day for Sky Sports, the pay TV broadcaster has said. With a bumper lineup of sports coverage, the broadcaster cited BARB stats to say that over 14 million people watched more than 95 minutes of programming on the day. Across its channels, Sky Sports charted an average of 933,000 […]

UK SVOD viewing still strong despite lockdown lift

Any idea that OTT viewing in the UK would cool off as lockdown restrictions were lifted have been proved unfounded, with a new report showing that SVOD viewing still remains high. According to new data from Ampere Analysis covering Q3 2020, the easing of lockdown in June has not deterred people from watching streaming services […]

Premier League clubs could stream non-televised matches from October

Following the UK government’s announcement that the country is facing at least six months of further lockdown restrictions – including delays to getting fans back in stadiums – Premier League clubs are evaluating their broadcast plans for the foreseeable future. The league initially made all matches in September available for domestic broadcast and has extended this […]

Court TV launches in UK

E.W. Scripps Company-owned US channel Court TV has launched in the UK. Court TV is now available on Sky’s pay TV platform, with more distribution agreements expected to be announced.  Court TV’s UK channel provides viewers access to, and analysis of, true-life courtroom dramas taking place in the US. Daytime trial coverage in the US will […]

BritBox launches on Freesat

ITV and BBC streaming joint venture service BritBox has launched on Freesat, the UK’s free to air satellite TV platform. BritBox will be among the apps available on Freesat’s latest 4K UHD-capable set-tops. BritBox is currently available on TV streaming devices adding Amazon Fire TV to Apple TV and Google Chromecast, as well as through […]

Amazon secures rights to new UK rugby tournament

Amazon has secured rights to international Rugby Union in the UK in the form of new tournament the Autumn Nations Cup, with matches exclusively available. Live rugby will be available on Prime Video at no extra cost to Prime members, alongside existing sports offerings including US Open Tennis and Premier League football. The Autumn Nations Cup will […]

Watch4 secures German and UK deals with Huawei

Advertising-supported streaming service Watch4 has secured a distribution agreement with smartphone giant Huawei for its TV service in Germany and the UK. The Watch4 service is now accessible on Huawei Video in Germany, while Watch4’s UK service W4Free is also now available on Huawei Video throughout the country. Both services provide Huawei customers with access to hundreds of hours of free content. […]