To build back its subscriber base, Netflix will have to offer it subscribers the familiar, writes Julian Clover.
Julian Clover: Does ITV’s streaming offer have the X-Factor?
Peter York, the design consultant, once produced an analysis of the logos used by British television channels. York observed that the smaller the channel, the more often they would change […]
Julian Clover: Will BT Sport-Discovery tie-up break the curse of the second Premier League rights holder?
Dancing the Tango, BT and Discovery, but being second on the floor after Sky isn’t easy, writes Julian Clover.
Clover’s Week: Amazon enters Primetime
There’s something comforting about tennis coverage. Whichever channel you turn to there’s a reasonable chance that you’ll get the same presenters and commentary team.
For Sky, Netflix is the new Black
The deal that seemed unlikely has been reached as Sky signalled its intention to be a curator of premium content, starting with Netflix, writes Julian Clover
Premier League considered
The Sky Sports team from commentary box to board must be pretty pleased with their work. In the bidding for the Premier League rights package from 2019 to 2022 they’ve […]
Clover’s Week: New iPlayer rules come into force today
The loophole that allowed viewers of recorded material on the BBC iPlayer to continue viewing without the need for a TV Licence closes today.
Clover’s Week: Holding pattern
Anyone who flies regularly into London’s Heathrow Airport will be familiar with the stacking that takes place at peak times – often off-peak times – before coming into land.
Clover’s Week: It’s subscription free, again
Never let it be said that there isn’t competition in the UK television market. Where else would you have four free-to-air platforms all operated by the same set of broadcasters.
Clover’s Week: Sky profits ‘shock’
It felt at the beginning of the week as if we were being prepared for bad news. The analysts were suggesting that Sky could be in for a nasty quarter, […]