German pay-TV broadcaster Sky Deutschland has set up a new OTT platform providing access to its Bundesliga, sports, movies, series and entertainment offer in Germany and Austria without a regular, long-term subscription. Sky Ticket replaces the former Sky Online and functions through day, week and month passes. Access is possible through the Sky Ticket website as well as through apps on the iPad, iPhone, selected Android smartphones and tablets, Windows 10 Mobile, PlayStation
Bein Media has completed the acquisition of Digiturk, giving the Qatari company a significant presence in the Turkish market, and what its chairman described as the largest deal in the history of the company. The pay-TV operator has 3.3 million subscribers but had stalled under the debts of its previous owner Çukurova Group. A deal had been on the cards since at least April 2015. Nasser Al-Khelaïfi, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Bein Media Group, said: Our expansion
Pay TV giant plots bow of OTT service Now TV in Spain as test case for launches in rest of Europe Sky, Europe’s biggest pay TV operator, looks set to launch its Now TV on-demand streaming service in Spain, before offering the service to other parts of Europe, beyond its core markets – U.K., Ireland, Germany, Austria and Italy. The Now TV launch in Spain, which Sky is looking to push through by the end of this year, according to one source, signals the pay TV giant’s determina
Just as Spain’s football season is kicking off, La Liga has announced a new set of strict broadcasting rules for clubs and stadiums. According to the Reglamento para la Retransmisión Televisiva, the football terraces which are in front of the TV cameras must have 75% occupation in every match otherwise clubs will face penalties.
“Fans, both in Spain and around the world, are looking for spectacle and emotions, and we intend our product to have the best possible image,” said