Dailymotion has been ordered to pay Italy’s Mediaset €5.5 million for breaching copyright law.
The Italian DTH platform tivùsat now has an average of 4.5 million viewers each day, according to data published by Auditel.Furthermore, it has over 3.5 million active smart cards.
The Italian Ministry of Economic Development (MISE) has published the guidelines for the subsidies for the purchase of TV/decoders compatible with the DVB-T2, MPEG-4 and HEVC/H.265 standards.
Short-form content app and VOD service Flix Snip has announced a major distribution partnership with Huawei.
Italy’s Mediaset and Mediaset España Comunicación have proposed their respective shareholders to create a new parent company by means of a cross-border merger of Mediaset and Mediaset España with and into Mediaset Investment N.V. (DutchCo), a wholly-owned direct subsidiary of Mediaset incorporated in the Netherlands.
Discovery’s five FTA channels – Nove, Real Time, Dmax, Gallio and Motor Trend – have been seen by over one million unique connected TV devices in Italy in just a few months this year.
Italian broadcaster Europa Way (formerly Europa 7) will launch a new pay-TV service in HDR 4k HD on the country’s DTT network using the DVB-T2 standard.
In July, Sportitalia will launch four new interactive sports channels on free-to-air digital terrestrial television using the HbbTV standard.
Mediaset is reported to be very close to an agreement for the purchase of channels 45 and 55 from Sony Pictures Television.
Mediaset Premium will cease broadcasting on Italy’s digital terrestrial network on June 1, 2019, and will make the channels available as an OTT service on the Infinity platform.