ATRESplayer launches on YouTube TV in the US

Spanish broadcaster Atresmedia has expanded its alliance with YouTube TV by targeting the US Hispanic community by launching its on-demand service ATRESplayer on the platform. The launch of ATRESplayer follows that of Atresmedia’s flagship Antena 3 channel. YouTube TV subscribers can subscribe to the Atresmedia product as an add-on, without having to exit YouTube TV. […]

NBC Universal and Peacock boost sports offering with Big Ten college football

NBCUniversal has struck a seven-year deal for NBC and streamer Peacock to become the exclusive home of Big Ten Saturday Night US college football, beginning in 2023. Peacock will also exclusively stream eight additional Big Ten Football games each season. Big Ten Saturday Night will mark the first time ever that Big Ten Football will have […]

Walmart adds Paramount+ to premium subscription offering

US retail giant Walmart is to make Paramount+ available to subscribers to its Walmart+ service available at no extra charge. Walmart said it was “taking its membership offering to the next level” by adding the streamer to its list of benefits as a bonus. Walmart+ members will be able to stream Paramount+ as a benefit […]

Nexstar to acquire majority control of The CW

US local broadcasting group Nexstar Media Group is to acquire a 75% majority stake in The CW network. Warner Bros. Discovery and Paramount Global, the current co-owners of The CW, will each retain a 12.5% stake in the broadcaster and will continue to produce original, scripted content for the network. Nexstar, together with its partner […]

FuboTV puts gambling plans on hold as it reviews options

Streaming provider FuboTV is pulling back from its ambition to develop an integrated streaming and gambling offering, despite growing its North American paid subscriber base by 41% year-on-year to 946,735 at the end of the second quarter. International paying subs in France and Spain, including France’s Molotov, numbered 347,000. While the international numbers were ahead […]

Altice USA rebrands Suddenlink as Optimum

Altice USA has rebranded its Suddenlink subsidiary as Optimum, bringing the company’s telecommunications products and services under one unified brand across its entire footprint. The move comes as the company launches Optimum’s latest nationwide brand campaign with the tagline “Get Closer, Go Farther” Altice USA said that from today and throughout the months ahead, the […]

Altice USA reportedly looking to sell Suddenlink

Altice USA is looking to sell cable operator Suddenlink, according to a report by Bloomberg. Acquired only a few years ago at the height of Altice’s expansion drive, Suddenlink is one of the two major cable operators owned by Altice USA alongside Optimum. Suddenlink operates networks mostly in the southern and central part of the […]

YouTube claims five million milestone after five years

Google says YouTube TV now has over five million paid subscribers and ‘trialers’ in the US after five years of existence. “When we launched YouTube TV five years ago, we wanted to make watching TV even more enjoyable — featuring a modern product experience without all the commitments, equipment fees and hassle. Today, we’re humbled […]

Comcast and Charter name new head of streaming tech JV

US cable giants Comcast and Charter Communications have named Marcien Jenckes to head their recently formed streaming platform joint venture. The streaming JV will be charged with developing and offering a next-generation streaming platform on a variety of branded 4K streaming devices and smart TVs Comcast will license Flex, its aggregated streaming platform and hardware […]

US imposes sanctions on trio of Russian broadcasters

US lawmakers have moved to ban Kremlin-backed broadcasters in the country. As part of wide scale sanctions against the country amid its ongoing invasion of Ukraine, the US has sanctioned Channel One, Rossiya-1 and NTV. These channels are either directly controlled by the Russian government, or are owned and operated by business people closely tied […]

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