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Tuesday January 28, 2020

European Commission calls out Saudi Arabia for sports piracy

The European Commission has accused Saudi Arabia of “causing considerable harm to EU businesses” in its support for the pirate channel beoutQ. [Read More]

Serbian ‘cable war’ gets political

The dispute between United Media and Telekom Srbija has taken on a political dimension, with the former’s parent company United Group accusing the country’s PM Ana Brnabic of siding with the incumbent telco. [Read More]

Com Hem complains over Telia streaming terms

Com Hem is crying foul over the bundling of rights by Telia in the auction ordered by the European Commission as part of the telco’s acquisition of Bonnier Broadcasting. [Read More]

Zattoo wins Emmy Award

Zattoo will receive the Emmy Award for Technology and Engineering 2020, honouring the TV streaming provider for its developments in the field of mass-market, cloud-based TV transmission technologies. [Read More]

BritBox debuts on netgem.tv

BritBox is launching on the netgem.tv platform. [Read More]

Eutelsat 7C enters full commercial service

Eutelsat 7C is primed for action with the all-electric satellite ready for broadcast customers across Africa, Europe, the Middle East and Turkey. [Read More]

DVB reorganises technical sub-groups

The DVB Technical Module has approved a ‘significant reorganisation’ of the sub-groups that develop and maintain the DVB specifications. [Read More]

Dr Daniel Ritz to become new CEO of Tele Columbus

The supervisory board of German cable operator Tele Columbus has appointed Dr Daniel Ritz as CEO and member of the management board with effect from February 1, 2020. [Read More]

Polish 5G consultation under way

A one-month consultation procedure on the distribution of frequencies for 5G has been announced by Poland’s Office of Electronic Communications (UKE). [Read More]

Strong growth for Czech O2 TV

The Czech Republic’s O2 TV gained over 100,000 subscribers in 2019. [Read More]

Tomasz Chróstny to head UOKiK

Poland’s PM Mateusz Morawiecki has appointed Tomasz Chróstny as the president of the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection (UOKiK). [Read More]

RCS&RDS launches €800m bond issue

Romania’s RCS&RDS has launched an offering of up to €80 million in senior secured notes of €100,000. [Read More]

DVB-T2 transition reaches north Bohemia

Czech public TV broadcasts in DVB-T will be switched off in large parts of north and central Bohemia, as well as the northern part of Prague, one minute before midnight om January 30. [Read More]

wilhelm.tel adds Stingray UHD music channels

German cable operator wilhelm.tel is now offering its customers three music channels of Canadian media group Stingray in Ultra HD picture quality (UHD). [Read More]

Record growth for NTV-Plus OTT service

The Russian digital and satellite TV operator NTV-Plus ended 2019 with 151,500 paying subscribers to its OTT platform. [Read More]

Netflix planning Italian office

Netflix is exploring the possibility of opening an office in Rome. [Read More]

Two British channels for Pluto TV

Pluto TV is to launch two channels aimed squarely at the UK market. Pluto TV Made in Britain will be home to some of the UK’s film and TV favourites, while Brit-pocalypse will showcase British mini-series. [Read More]

Sky on verge of Disney+ deal

Sky could be the first pay-TV operator in the UK to sign a deal with Disney+. [Read More]

Editors Choice


Netflix planning Italian office

Netflix is exploring the possibility of opening an office in Rome. [Read More]

Sky on verge of Disney+ deal

Sky could be the first pay-TV operator in the UK to sign a deal with Disney+. [Read More]

Popcorntimes launches free VOD service

Advertising-financed video-on-demand service Popcorntimes has launched in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, providing movies from the 1910s to the 2010s free of charge. [Read More]

Featured


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All change in the UK SVOD market
What effect will the biggest wave of change in the video-on-demand (VOD) market since the launch of Netflix and Amazon Prime Video have in the UK? [Read More]
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Chris Dziadul Reports: Serbia’s ‘cable war’
There’s much more to the dispute between United Media and Telekom Srbija than first meets the eye. [Read More]

Editors: Robert BrielJulian Clover and Chris Dziadul

German Correspondent: Jörn Krieger

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