A new report has recommended retransmission fees should be paid by UK pay-TV platforms to public service broadcasters.
Culture Secretary John Whittingdale has indicated the time may come when DTT spectrum may be given over to another service.
Silvio Berlusconi’s broadcasting group Mediaset will start to encrypt its satellite DTH channels beginning September 7.
The amount of money Liberty Global spend on linear channel carriage will decline and shift to online rights, digital rights, On Demand rights, and SVOD rights.
Ofcom would consider allowing Channel 4 to spread its public service obligations across its multichannel services in order to reach specific audiences.
Ofcom is to review the payment of retransmission fees as part of a new review of the UK’s public service broadcasters.
BSkyB has hit out at ITV over its silence regarding its call for the UK’s pay-TV platforms to start paying fees to the UK’s Public Service Broadcasters (PSBs) for the right to carry their main channels.
Enders Analysis has warned that commercial PSBs ITV and Channel 4 may not get the outcome they are seeking in their attempt to charge carriage fees for their primary free-to-air channels on the pay-TV platforms.
Pay-TV broadcasters such as BSkyB and Virgin Media could find themselves having to pay retransmission fees to public service broadcasters.
ITV has called for UK public broadcasters to be fairly compensated for the transmission of their channels. It says the PSBs are providing an effective multi-million pound subsidy to Sky and Virgin.