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Eleven Sports “miscalculation” serves as wake-up call to sports providers

Eleven Sports’ distribution headaches have served as a pressing “wake-up call” to sports providers looking to break into the UK’s saturated market. The embattled sports SVOD is on the brink of closure just four months after launching in the UK and Ireland, due in large part to what TBI understands was a “miscalculated” risk that […]

NBCU reality SVOD service hits Virgin

Reality TV SVOD service Hayu is now available via Virgin TV’s cable platform. Hayu is the new streaming service launched in the UK by NBCUniversal (as first reported by TBI sister publication DTVE). It is programmed with NBCU and third-party reality and unscripted programming from the US and UK including Made in Chelsea, Keeping Up […]

Comment: Are newspaper giants the new pay TV channels?

The news back in September that Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos had bought the iconic Washington Post newspaper for a paltry US$250 million – a fraction of what the paper was once worth – resounded through the media world like a thunderbolt. Although reaction was mixed the prevailing view was that Bezos had a track record […]

Lifetime confirms UK launch, expected to replace Bio

US cable network Lifetime has confirmed it will launch in the UK this autumn. The female-skewing channel is operated by A+E, which back in April told TBI it would roll out the channel in the UK this year. It officially announced the launch this morning. A spokesman declined to comment, but TBI understands that it […]