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Police Warn of Illegal Streaming Dangers as Premier League Returns (DTE)

Brits have been warned against using pirate streams by the City of London Police’s Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) and IP protection body FACT. With the English Premier ... More

Amazon Plans to Air Premier League Soccer Matches for Free on Prime, Twitch (CNBC)

Amazon has announced that it is making all of its Premier League soccer matches free to watch on Amazon Prime and its live video streaming service, Twitch. The tech giant, which ha... More

BBC Begins Hunt for Partners in Major Digital Overhaul (TVB Europe)

The BBC has launched a new framework agreement searching for partners in a planned £12 million project to support its planned digital overhaul. According to the framework, the BBC... More

Pay TV Absorbs the Streaming Revolution (Digital TV Europe)

The revolution brought about by streaming services has to a large extent upturned the old ‘big basic plus premium’ model of pay TV. But does this mean that pay TV as a business... More

Inside Barcelona’s Push to Compete With Netflix, Fortnite (Yahoo Sports)

Barcelona is cutting out the middle man. The Catalan juggernaut announced that it would become the first high-profile club to launch a broad, aggressive streaming service. BarcaTV+... More

Europeans Express Preference for Ad-Supported Sports Streamers (DTE)

A quarter of European sports fans would prefer an ad-supported platform over pay-per-view and subscription options. A new report found that 26% of Europeans would put an ad-support... More

Disney Plus Signs Up Over 4M UK Subscribers (TVB Europe)

Disney Plus has signed up 4.3 million subscribers since launching at the end of March, according to research from Omdia. By the end of April, the streaming service had reached a 16... More

LaLiga Innovates the Broadcast Experience (TVB Europe)

To mark the return of professional football in Spain, LaLiga has unveiled a number of broadcast innovations for fans who’ll be watching on TV instead of in stadiums. As games are... More

Swiss Pubcaster to Launch National Streamer Play Suisse (TBI Vision)

Swiss public broadcaster SSR SRG is to launch its own nationwide streaming platform. The service, Play Suisse, is scheduled to debut in November. The platform, which has been devel... More

British Purse Strings Tighten as Willingness to Spend on Streaming Services Drops (DTE)

According to new research, seven out of 10 people in the country are not prepared to spend more than £20 per month on streaming services, down by £5 from last September. This com... More

Sky Unveils Premier League Viewing Innovations (Advanced Television)

To mark the return of the Premier League, Sky Sports will launch a series of innovations and features to give fans a more immersive experience and the opportunity to share the big ... More

OTT Accounts ‘Borrowed’ in One of Seven Homes (TV Technology)

The practice of borrowing an OTT account is occurring in one out of every seven online video households, according to research from Ampere Analysis. The amount of people borrowing ... More

Canal+ Opens Up VOD Library (BTN)

Canal+ has made its on demand library in Poland available to the entire market and launched a new service named Premiery Canal+. All viewers wishing to watch movie entertainment ca... More

Sky Sports Agrees to Wait for £170M Owed by Premier League Clubs (TVB Europe)

The Premier League has reportedly reached an agreement with Sky Sports so that clubs can defer payment a collective rebate worth more than £170 million until the 2021-22 season. I... More

ASR in Captioning (AppTek Blog)

Commercial applications for Automatic Speech Recognition have been around since 1990. The technology was bound to achieve significant success with typists who no longer needed to ... More

TV Consumption Returns to its Normal Values in Italy (Senal News)

During the lockdown period, Italians greatly increased television consumption but with the start of Phase 2 in the country, the values ​​are returning to normal levels. Instead... More

OTT, SVOD Players Increase Reach in UK Homes (Rapid TV News)

After passing 50% for the first time in Q4 2019, the proportion of UK homes with a subscription to at least one of Netflix, Amazon Prime Video or Now TV increased to 53% in Q1 2020... More

Barcelona Kicks Off New Streaming Service (TVB Europe)

Spanish football giant Barcelona is joining the streaming wars with a new SVOD service, Barca TV Plus. It includes 3,000 videos and 1,000 hours of content including live and delaye... More

Amazon UK Will Stream Some English Premier League Games for Free (Engadget)

Amazon first started showing live Premier League football matches in the UK last year and will do so again this summer, but because of restrictions imposed by the ongoing coronavir... More

AMC Networks Announces UK Distribution Deals With Apple, Amazon for Acorn TV (DTE)

Acorn TV, the British content streamer owned and operated by AMC Networks, has announced distribution deals with Apple and Amazon. After launching in April, the streamer will be ac... More