Advanced Television


£10k fine for Sky Sports piracy

Following successful legal action taken by Sky, a licensee in Dundee, Scotland, has been ordered to pay £10,000 (€11,700) in damages for infringing Sky’s copyright by showing Sky Sports programming illegally in their premises. Sky sought, and was awarded, a permanent interdict in the Court of Session, Edinburgh, which prevents the licensee, and anyone acting on […]

June 12, 2023By Colin Mann

Study: EU youngsters find it acceptable to buy fakes

A study by the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) indicates that while Europeans are growing wary of counterfeits and illegal content, price remains a deciding factor as young consumers are more likely to find it acceptable to buy fakes. The study, European Citizens and Intellectual Property: Perception, Awareness and Behaviour, finds that Europeans are […]

June 12, 2023By Colin Mann

NEOM, SRMG partner for regional media ecosystem

SRMG, a global integrated media group, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with NEOM Media Industries, a developing regional centre for media and creative industries in the heart of Saudi Arabia. The MoU, which outlines a range of focus areas, underlines a shared dedication to enhancing the media ecosystem in the region. NEOM will […]

June 12, 2023

Nostalgia fuels co-viewing trend on HappyKids

HappyKids, the free, ad-supported streaming platform for children, has reported a surge in viewership driven by nostalgia as parents introduce their kids to beloved shows from their own childhoods. This trend has also led to a significant increase in co-viewing, where parents and children watch content together, making it an important opportunity for advertisers. HappyKids […]

June 12, 2023

Data: CNN reach down 7% under Licht

Since Chris Licht took over the reins at CNN for Jeff Zucker in May 2022 through to the present day, the news network’s average daily reach decreased by 7 per cent year-over-year according to Samba TV. Meanwhile, viewership during this same time period (May 2022 – June 2023) with regard to the network’s competitors, including […]

June 9, 2023

Barça TV closing down

Barça TV, the official channel of the Barcelona football team, will cease its transmissions on June 30th following its contract with Telefónica not being renewed. The channel is said to be hitting losses of €14 million every year, and will thus close down dismissing all of its 150 workers. The channel has been operating since […]

June 9, 2023From David Del Valle in Madrid

MotoGP on ITV

ITV will broadcast BT Sport’s MotoGP race coverage live from Mugello and the forthcoming British Grand Prix presented by TNT Sports from the Silverstone circuit this summer. Starting with MotoGP’s Italian Grand Prix, the Tissot Sprint, Moto3, Moto2 and MotoGP will all be shown live and free to air across the ITV network. Suzi Perry, […]

June 9, 2023

EBU, Rugby Europe sign Rugby Sevens deal

The EBU and Rugby Europe have signed an agreement to cover the Olympic sport of Rugby Sevens in selected European territories. The agreement between the EBU and Rugby Europe, the continental governing body for Rugby Union, enables EBU Members to televise both the Rugby Europe Men’s and Women’s Championship Series in 2023 and 2024. The […]

June 9, 2023

Canela Media partnership with Futbol Sites

Canela Media, the digital media company for the Latino community, has announced an exclusive strategic partnership with Futbol Sites, a wholly owned subsidiary of Playmaker, the digital sports media company. This partnership will allow Canela Media to connect global brands to Futbol Sites’ expansive audience of Latino and US Hispanic sports fans. Canela Media will […]

June 9, 2023

Top Gear format heads to Finland

BBC Studios has licensed the Top Gear format to Finland’s Nelonen channel and Ruutu streaming service to create a Finnish adaptation of the popular motor series. The Finnish adaptation will be presented by comedian, musician and author Ismo Leikola, former elite Ice hockey winger Teemu Selänne, and actor Christoffer Strandberg, and is set to air […]

June 9, 2023