Feb 182017

ITV will not be showing highlight of the MotoGP this year, after not renewing their contract.

ITV4 have aired a one hour MotoGP highlights package on the Monday evening after a race. The races have been shown live on BT Sport since 2014.

Channel 4 and Channel 5 are likely to be the leading contenders for MotoGP highlights, with both broadcasters increasing their motor sport portfolios recently.

However ITV and ITV4 have recently renewed a deal for a highlights package for the MCE British Superbike Championship races.

Feb 172017

FA Cup 5th Round this weekend.

Games on BT Sports, BBC One, BeIN Sports Mena, Eurosport (Germany), and four games on Teledeporte (via a TV aerial in Spain).

Saturday 1230
Burnely v Lincoln
BT SPorts
BeIn Sports Mena

Saturday 1500
Huddersfield v Manchester City
BeIN Sports Mena
Teledeporte (Spanish “Freeview”)
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Feb 142017

Top Gear Return Date

The 24th series of Top Gear, will launch on Sunday, March 5 at 8pm on BBC Two.

BBC Two has also released a brand new photo of the main hosts.

This will be the first series without former host Chris Evans, with the new series seeing Rory Reid and Chris Harris elevated as co-hosts alongside Matt LeBlanc.

A new trailer for Top Gear was released a few weeks ago…

Feb 142017

Orange Email set to close

Orange Email will close on 31 May 2017.

Customers on some legacy Orange Home Broadband and Orange mobile plans were given a free email address. However since then email services are now largely independent, and mostly offered by companies like Google, Yahoo and Microsoft. Orange haven’t given Orange Email addresses to new customers since 2012.

Since Orange Email was first introduced, a wide variety of providers have launched offering free email services with more advanced functionality. As a result, the number of Orange Email users has been in decline.
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Feb 092017

Sports Streaming Site Rojadirecta Ordered to Shut Down

A court has ordered sports streaming website Rojadirecta to shut down.

The court ruling comes following a complaint from broadcaster Movistar+.

The ruling also requires Rojadirecta to pay damages.
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Feb 092017

4Music now on Freesat

Music entertainment channel 4Music has joined Freesat.

As we reported yesterday ( http://www.satandpcguy.com/2017/02/08/4music-becoming-free-air-satellite/ ), the channel became free to air and free from encryption, which as we now know, paved the way for the channels to be available on Freesat.

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Feb 092017

The EU negotiators has agreed on new rules that will allow European viewers to use online subscriptions to movies, sports and music when travelling around the European Union.

It is the first agreement related to the modernisation on EU copyright rules as proposed by the Commission in the Digital Single Market strategy.

Vice-President in charge of the Digital Single Market Andrus Ansip welcomed the agreement: “Today’s agreement will bring concrete benefits to Europeans. People who have subscribed to their favourite series, music and sports events at home will be able to enjoy them when they travel in Europe. This is a new important step in breaking down barriers in the Digital Single Market”.

The agreement comes just a week after a separate agreement on roaming charges.

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Feb 082017

Music channel 4Music has dropped its encryption and is currently broadcasting free-to-air on satellite.

4Music, a joint venture between Channel 4 and Bauer Media, has since its launch been encrypted on satellite.

It was available without subscription, using a “Freesat from Sky” “free to view” viewing card.

A switch to free-to-air status would pave the way for the channel to be included on free-to-air satellite service Freesat, something a lot of viewers have requested over the years.

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Feb 082017

Five people have been arrested, accused of selling set-top boxes modified to stream subscription football matches, television channels and films for free.

The sale of so-called “fully loaded Kodi boxes” has been called a “top priority” by the Federation Against Copyright Theft (Fact).

The five traders were arrested in early morning raids.

Fact said it believed the suspects had made in the region of £250,000 selling the devices online.
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Feb 062017

Rugby World Cup rights stay on ITV until 2023

ITV has won the rights to show the next two Rugby World Cups, with the announcement of a new broadcast rights deal lasting until 2023.

The two event deal announced over the weekend extends ITV’s long partnership with the Rugby World Cup. But the deal also includes this year’s Women’s Rugby World Cup, as well as the World Rugby U20 Championship between 2017 and 2019.

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