Sky to live-stream sport and news on Facebook > Digital TV Europe

Sky is planning to broadcast “a great deal of content” on Facebook Live in the coming months across both news and sports, according to digital director Lucien Bowater. In a company blog post, Bowater said that Sky will give a “unique behind the scenes look” at a number of major sporting events and breaking news stories by streaming on the social network.“We’ve already been experimenting with it, and the results have been impressive. In less than 24 […]

4 Things Broadcast News Needs To Stop Doing Immediately

It’s time TV news gives us a break By Matt Dusenbury It’s tough out there for a reporter. Hey, I get it. Writers, publishers, editors and photojournalists, they’re all in a bad way these days. What was once considered a noble profession, the lynchpin of democracy, now finds itself perpetually on the brink. It’s besieged on all sides by brands and bloggers and politicians who can easily bypass the once established gatekeepers. It’s constantly under threat of […]

BeIN Media in ‘biggest output deal’ with Italia Film International » Digital TV Europe

Qatar-based pay TV provider BeIN Media Group has signed a five-year multi-million dollar output deal with Italia Film International, whereby beIN will acquire over 600 movie titles from studios including Disney. Italia Film International is the exclusive distributor of Disney, Pixar, Marvel and Lucas Films movies in the Middle East, and also has exclusive distribution relationships with Dreamworks, Film Nation, The Weinstein Company, Arclight and Lotus Entertainment. The company has expanded its distribution business to Greece, Cyprus, […]

Canal+ strikes exclusive deal with Disney for new services » Digital TV Europe

Canal+ Group and Disney have struck a deal that will see Canalsat become the exclusive distributor in France of Disney Junior, Disney XD and Disney Channel and new premium service Disney Cinema, Disney catch-up services and new educational on-demand service Disney English. Canal+ said that the deal marked a new stage in its partnership with Disney. The pay broadcaster said that the agreement would strengthen its position in family viewing, with exclusive carriage of four channels that […]

Ofcom: children now prefer YouTube to TV » Digital TV Europe

This year for the first time, children aged 12-15 who watch both television and YouTube clips stated a preference for YouTube, according to new research by Ofcom. The UK broadcast regulator’s ‘Children and Parents: Media Use and Attitudes Report’ found that 29% of children in this age group who watch both types of content said they prefer YouTube, compared to 25% who opted for television – 45% said they liked them both the same, while the remainder said […]