Jan 192018

Eurosport Player slashes price for Winter Olympics

Eurosport Player is offering a special cut-price deal for the Winter Olympics PyeongChang 2018 – new subscribers can access the OTT service at special prices for the month of February.

Eurosport is offering the special Olympic subscription for €0.99 in the Benelux, with similar offers in other European countries.
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Jan 142018

Large IPTV provider closed down

Late last week, a coordinated pan-European police action has closed down an illegal IPTV network

This service served around half a million subscribers across Europe with an offer of around 1,200 TV channels.

The service made it possible to watch major European TV broadcasters, including Sky UK, Sky Deutschland and Sky Italia, the Greek Nova TV, the Dutch Ziggo Sport and Fox Sports, and many others.

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Dec 142017

PDC Darts to remain on Sky Sports after new seven-year deal

The PDC has agreed a new broadcast deal that will take Sky’s coverage into a fourth decade.

Running until 2025, Sky customers will be able to watch the best of live darts throughout the year, including the sport’s biggest tournament, the William Hill World Darts Championship.
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Dec 142017

Disney set to buy Murdoch 21st Century Fox’s assets, including the 39% stake in Sky

Rupert Murdoch has agreed to sell $66bn worth of 21st Century Fox’s assets, including a Hollywood film studio and 39% stake in Sky, in a deal that transforms the media empire.

The takeover involves the 86-year-old tycoon and his family taking a 4.25% stake in Disney, which will take control of assets including Avatar, X-Men, The Simpsons and Modern Family as well as the FX and National Geographic businesses.

Murdoch will retain control of Fox assets including the profitable, and controversial, Fox News channel.

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Dec 142017

Sky revamping is TV Packages

Sky has announced an overhaul of its pay TV packages, initially for new customers, but available to existing customers in the new year.

Skys current starter pack, the Original Bundle, is replaced by “Sky Entertainment”.
The price will remain as £20 a month, but Sky Entertainment will unlock access to around 80 more channels than the Original Bundle.

Sky Entertainment becomes the new core pack for Sky TV, with all other extra channel options to be taken on top.

The current Variety bundle will cease, as its channels will now be included in the new £20 Entertainment Bundle.
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Dec 132017

Movistar+ to cease broadcasting on Hispasat 30W

Movistar+, the Spanish operator of satellite pay-TV platform in Spain, will end the distribution of programs and services on the Hispasat satellites at position 30 ° W.

Movistar+ broadcasts will continue on satellite only on the Astra satellite at 19.2 ° E.
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Dec 132017

Sky Subscribers can get MUTV, CFCTV and LFCTV for free

…well for a few days anyway.

As long as you pay for a Sky TV subscription, the channels are having a “free” period, meaning they are available to Sky subscribers at no extra cost.

Chelsea TV is free between 8th and 18th December 2017 on Sky channel 421

MUTV is free between 8th and 18th December 2017 on Sky channel 418

LFCTV is free between 7th and 14th December 2017 on Sky channels 429

After the offer has ended, the channels wil revert back to pay TV channels.

Dec 132017

MBC Frequencies for Nilesat and Eutelsat 8

(I am posting this for information purposes, as my inbox is being flooded by requests for the MBC frequencies on Nilesat!)

Middle East Broadcaster MBC (Middle East Broadcasting Center) has many popular channels like MBC2, MBC4, MBC Action , and MBC Max, that show many programmes and movies in English, will therefore be changing frequencies.

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Dec 082017

BBC extends World Snooker broadcast deal up to 2023-24 season

The BBC has agreed a five-year contract extension to broadcast World Snooker’s three major tournaments.

The deal to show the World Championship, UK Championship and the Masters on TV and online now runs until the end of the 2023-24 season.

This year’s UK Championship is under way York, with the Masters in London in January and the World Championship in Sheffield in April and May.
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