UKTV Channels split between BBC and Discovery

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Apr 012019
 
UKTV Channels split between BBC and Discovery (Reuters) – Discovery Inc and the BBC have agreed to split up broadcaster UKTV and strike a new 10-year agreement that will lead to the creation of a new global subscription video-on-demand service, the two companies said on Monday. The new service, owned by Discovery, will pool the [...]

Recent raids on pirate TV services across the UK and Europe

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Mar 282019
 
Recent raids on pirate TV services across the UK and Europe Last week police forces in Spain, UK, and Denmark, carried out what is being described as the “largest ever” operation against a pirate IPTV network. Five people have been arrested, accused of crimes including IP violations, fraud, and money laundering. Police carried out 14 [...]

IPL UK rights: BT Sport to show every game in 2019

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Mar 262019
 
IPL UK rights: BT Sport to show every game in 2019 UK broadcaster BT Sport has secured rights to every match of the 2019 Indian Premier League (IPL) Twenty20 cricket tournament. BT confirmed the deal via its official Twitter account just days after pay-TV rival Sky Sports revealed that it had lost coverage of the [...]

FA Cup Semi Final UK TV Details, and BBCs FA Cup Broadcast Contract Extended

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Mar 202019
 
FA Cup Semi Final UK TV Details, and BBCs FA Cup Broadcast Contract Extended Manchester City’s FA Cup semi-final against Brighton will be played on Saturday 6 April at 17:30 BST and broadcast live on the BBC. The other semi-final tie between Watford v Wolverhampton Wanderers will take place a day later at 16:00 BST [...]

MBC secures broadcast rights for Formula One for MENA region

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Mar 182019
 
MBC secures broadcast rights for Formula One for MENA region The MBC Group has acquired five-year exclusive rights to the FIA Formula One race weekends. MBC will offer F1 racing free-to-air in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) area. MBC will air all stages of the tournament, including practice sessions, qualifying as well as [...]

F1 2019. Some interesting details on the Sky and Channel 4 deal

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Mar 132019
 
F1 2019. Some interesting details on the Sky and Channel 4 deal Sky start the first year of their 5 year exclusive live deal for F1 on UK TV. Only the British Grand Prix will be shown live and free, on Channels 4. Channel 4 will show highlights of qualifying and races. However, some details [...]

BBC Programme Guide Problems

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Mar 092019
 
BBC Programme Guide Problems For the last few week, the BBC have been having problems with their programme guide data they send to Sky, Freesat and Freeview boxes. Amongst the problems : – BBC One HD and BBC Two HD not showing the programmes are in HD (the HD indicator is not present); – Freesat [...]

Some UK and Spanish TV Sports rights news

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Feb 282019
 
Some UK and Spanish TV Sports rights news Indycar UK TV As reported yesterday, Sky Sports have the UK rights for the Indycar series, taking over from BT Sports Most races will be shown on Sky Sports F1, but perhaps on some other Sky Sports channels if and when there are some overlaps UK Football [...]

BT Sport loses IndyCar rights

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Feb 272019
 
BT Sport loses IndyCar rights BT Sport will not broadcast coverage of the IndyCar Series this season after losing the rights to the championship. BT Sport have covered Indycar since 2013. BT Sport Indycar commentator Tom Gaynor said “Unfortunately it looks like IndyCar will not be on BT Sport this year, no more information at [...]

Subscription based BBC-ITV, dubbed “Britflix”, Netflix rival due to be announced soon

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Feb 262019
 
Subscription based BBC-ITV, dubbed “Britflix”, Netflix rival due to be announced soon A BBC and ITV joint venture will see the launch of a subscription based on demand service for archive content, set to rival to Netflix from the BBC and ITV could be announced as soon as Wednesday, as part of ITV annual financial [...]