Sony Pictures Television buys Film1 from Liberty

Kate Marsh

Sony Pictures Television Networks (SPT) has agreed to buy Dutch channel group Film1 from Liberty Global.  Under the deal, SPT will fully own and operate… Read more

BBC plots Red Button evolution with Red Button+

BBC Red Button+

The BBC has announced “the next step” in the evolution of its Red Button service with the launch next month of Red Button+. Red Button+… Read more

Twitter launches live video service Periscope


Twitter has launched Periscope, an app that lets users share and watch live video broadcasts from their mobile phones. Periscope has been in development for… Read more

DTG adds Freeview Play support with D-Book 8 release

DTG D-Book 8

UK TV technical standards body the DTG has introduced support for the forthcoming Freeview Play connected TV service in the latest edition of the D-Book,… Read more

New CEO for NTV+

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Russia’s Gazprom Media has appointed Aleksander Vronsky as the new CEO of its satellite pay TV unit, NTV+, replacing Stanislav Rodionov, who has left the… Read more hires iTunes exec to head business development

Sébastien Janin

OTT video-on-demand provider has hired former Apple iTunes executive Sébastien Janin to head international business development.  Janin has worked for iTunes , where he… Read more

Vice launching daily news and OTT channel with HBO

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Youth content brand Vice is launching a daily news service on HBO in the US and a branded channel on the premium cabler’s upcoming OTT… Read more

Facebook opens up videos to the wider web

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Facebook is now letting viewers watch and interact with Facebook videos from anywhere on the web, with the launch of its new embedded video player.… Read more

UK networks retrans battle goes to Euro court

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The battle between three UK broadcasters and streaming site TVCatchup is headed to the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU). This comes after… Read more

Sky makes €600 bond issue

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Pay TV operator Sky has issued €600m of Euro denominated bonds. According to the operator, the new debt refinances the remaining piece of its bank… Read more