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
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 secured almost everything they might have hoped for and at a discount of 16 per cent a match.
The loophole that allowed viewers of recorded material on the BBC iPlayer to continue viewing without the need for a TV Licence closes today.
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.
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.
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, but Thursday morning came and there seemed to be little to worry about.
It seems counterintuitive that an electronic download service should promote itself around the idea that everyone who places an order on their set-top box should receive a copy of that same movie through the post.
Whichever way you dress it up the BBC will as of the autumn of 2015 be down one broadcast channel. The possible closure of BBC Three gained ground over the last couple of weeks as it became clear that salarmi slicing a series of activities was not an option that director-general Tony Hall was willing […]
The prospect that the BBC might pull out of YouView has emerged as a genuine possibility following the BBC Trust report into the BBC’s distribution of its services.
In case it had escaped your notice, this week is the 25th anniversary of one of the most significant events in broadcasting history.