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first_imgBelgacom has secured the Belgian and Luxembourg rights to UEFA Champions League football for the next three seasons.In addition to the exclusive broadcasting rights for the 112 matches granted by UEFA to pay TV, Belgacom has been granted the non-exclusive pay rights to 34 matches traditionally reserved for national channels, meaning that this is the first time in Belgium that an operator will broadcast all 146 matches of each UEFA Champions League season.The deal adds to Belgacom’s roster of football rights, which include the Spanish and Portuguese championships and the Copa del Rey, as well as five matches weekly from the Belgian Jupiler Pro League and the home matches of four Division 2 clubsSeparately, Chellomedia-backed free-to-air channel OBN has secured UEFA Champions League football rights for Bosnia-Herzegovina for the next three seasons.OBN won a competitive bid, and acquired the exclusive first pick of the Wednesday night matches as well as the highlights, semi-finals and final.Mike Moriarty, managing director, Chello Central Europe said in a statement: “We are thrilled to have the Champions League on OBN and to bring this event to its many followers and fans in Bosnia. We will be showing group games, as well as the semi-final and final; it will be a great event for families to join together and enjoy the premier competition in European football. This is just the sort of first class programming we are delighted and committed to bring to OBN and its viewers.”last_img read more

first_imgThe BBC is set to outline how it can make an additional £400 million (€505 million) of savings a year by 2017.The UK public broadcaster has already made a swathe of cost cuts, involving the loss of 1,000 jobs and, a new report will say, £1.1 billion a year in savings.The BBC is in the process of moving youth-skewed channel BBC Three from a broadcast to an online service in order to save £50 million a year in costs, and there has been widespread speculation that arts and culture channel BBC Four faces a similar transition.James Purnell, the former UK government minister, and the BBC’s director, strategy and digital, told BBC Radio 4’s morning news programme, Today, that there are no immediate plans to close BBC Four.A separate BBC news report said that the report, which will be published today, will outline the extra £400 million per annum the BBC needs to save, and will reveal that these cost-savings will have a negative impact on the programmes and services the PSB provides.However, BBC finance chief Anne Bulford said the cost cuts are about ensuring the license fee revenue is spent on content. “It’s vital that as much of the licence fee as possible goes straight to the programmes and services audiences love,” she said.The BBC is keen to make efficiency savings ahead of the renewal of the charter that sets out the BBC’s responsibilities and sets the UK license fee.Public broadcasters around the world are coming under increasing pressure to rein in costs. In Australia, the ABC has just announced a swathe of cuts and Canada’s CBC has made similar moves. Pubcasters in France, Greece and Spain are also under severe financial pressure, both internally and publicly.last_img read more

first_imgNorth American millennial content giant Vice Media has received US$450 million from investment firm TPG, and plans to use the funds in part to push into scripted programming.Vice CEO Shane Smith told CNBC to deal values Vice at $5.7 billion.Part of the investment will go on establishing Vice Studios, which will produce “scripted multi-screen programming”.This makes Vice the latest US content company to enter the increasingly crowded scripted market, and comes after the company launched its linear channel, Viceland, last year.Smith also said the cash would be used to “build up the largest millennial video library in the world” that would include news, food, music fashion, travel, gaming, lifestyle, scripted and feature films.Smith also indicated the library would then be used for direct-to-consumer offers – “all of which represent the future of media,” he said.“Media is probably at its most dynamic, most evolutionary time in its history,” said Smith. “With Facebook and Google taking an ever-growing piece of the online advertising pie, looming ‘skinny bundles’ and OTT/D2C offerings exploding the media status quo – networks have to be nimble, smart and fast moving.”At the Edinburgh International Television Festival last year, Smith predicted a “bloodbath” of M&A activity around the major global media players.However, some of those companies, namely 21st Century Fox, The Walt Disney Company and its subsidiary A+E Networks, are Vice shareholders, and are now joined by TPG, meanwhile, becomes Vice’s latest shareholder, joining the likes of TPG is majority owner of LA-based talent agency CAA and owns a stake in STX Entertainment.In related news, Viceland UK has acquired five Japanese-language toons from distributor Anime Ltd.These are Sui Ashida’s Tokyo Ghoul and follow-up Tokyo Ghoul Root A, Eureka Seven, Cowboy bebop and Samurai Champloo.They will be dubbed into English and comprise a daily midnight / 12am slot from July 17.last_img read more

first_imgViacom International Media Networks-owned MTV UK is to launch a new channel aimed at 16-34 year-olds. MTV OMG – ‘Obsessed by Music and Gossip’ – will debut on March 1 and will be available as a pay TV service on Sky and Virgin Media.The channel will feature a mxi of content including The Official Charts: Weekly Top 40, Artist Hosted Playlists, Voiceover Playlists, Themed Countdowns and Quizzes.The new channel will replace existing free-to-air service Viva, a move that MTV said reflected its renewed focus on investing in music TV on MTV and its sister brands.The current line-up of MTV channels in the UK market includes MTV Music, MTV Base, MTV Hits, MTV Dance, MTV Rocks, MTV Classic, VH1 UK and MTV Music +1.“We’re really excited to be launching MTV OMG as the latest installment to our booming MTV music pack. The channel will be a great complement to the rest of our portfolio, bringing audiences all the latest pop culture moments, music and gossip from the world of entertainment,” said MTV UK VP and brand lead Kelly Bradshaw.last_img read more