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Charter deals with Disney to offer access to streamers

US telco giant Charter has struck a carriage deal with Disney offering access to Mouse House-backed streaming services such as Hulu and Disney+, as well as its forthcoming college sports channel ACC Network. The deal avoids any potential blackout of Disney channels including sports network ESPN on Charter’s Spectrum pay TV service, but also means […]

US pay TV ‘struggling’ to retain subs

Nine out of the top ten US pay TV operators lost subscribers in the quarter to June 30, new research reveals. Cumulatively, more than 400,600 digital television subscribers were lost in the second quarter of 2015, the informitv Multiscreen Index research showed. DirecTV, now part of AT&T, lost the most customers, 133,000, followed by Dish […]

Airey, Highfield, Mahon join BBC review panel

UK culture secretary John Whittingdale has appointed an eight-strong panel to advise the government ahead of UK pubcaster the BBC having its Charter renewed. The Charter outlines the scope of the BBC’s activities and the licence fee it can command the new panel will meet about six times a year to advise Whittingdale ahead of […]

Malone says cable companies should unite for Hulu bid

US MSOs should join forces to make a bid for Hulu, according to Liberty Media boss John Malone. The influential media executive was speaking to Reuters at the fringes of Allen & Co’s Sun Valley conference and said that all US MSOs would benefit from owning an online streaming and catch-up service. Hulu is currently […]

Disney and Univision name joint venture network Fusion

The upcoming joint venture cable network from ABC and US Hispanic broadcaster Univision will be called Fusion. The news and entertainment service will launch in the second half of this year. It will be based in Florida and programmed in English for a US Latino audience. At launch Fusion will be distributed on five US […]