Sky is scrapping its numbered sports channels and replacing them with themed offerings focused on specific sports – led by football, golf and cricket – as it combats falling viewer numbers with a branding revamp and a cheaper viewing package. The retirement of Sky Sports 1,2,3,4 and 5 and the introduction of a new package two-thirds cheaper than current prices represents a major shakeup of the strategy that has made Rupert Murdoch’s Sky a pay-TV powerhouse. The new offering w
As Juventus and Real Madrid prepare to face each other in the Champions League final, Spain’s Atresmedia has announced that it will offer live 4K free-to-air (FTA) coverage both over-the-top (OTT) and through DTT. For the first time ever, a media group will deliver a free-to-air live event in Ultra HD over the Internet. Through Antena 3’s website, the game will be broadcast in 4K for those users owning an Ultra HD screen and sufficient bandwidth to support the transmission.
Almost half of VPN users in the UK are accessing region-based content, according to new research by YouGov. The Incognito Individual report explores the different ways people go undetected online. It shows that 16% of British adults have used either a VPN or proxy server, with the main motivation for doing so being to get region-based access to sites (48% of VPN/proxy users). YouGov’s data reveals that over four in ten VPN users (44%) use the service for extra security, while