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DAZN, the leading global live and on-demand sports streaming service and Discovery, the global leader in powering people’s passions across all screens, have announced a new distribution partnership that will see Eurosport 1 HD and Eurosport 2 HD made available to DAZN subscribers in Austria, Germany, Italy and Spain.

Eurosport, the number one sports destination in Europe, holds exclusive Pan-European rights to some of the world’s biggest sporting events, including:  Grand Slam tennis championships; cycling’s 

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ITV Studios continues to strengthen its global scripted production base as it increases its stake in Monumental Television from 26% to a 51% majority in the UK production company. The agreement will see the label, founded by Oscar nominated film producers Alison Owen and Debra Hayward, become a more integral part of ITV Studios.

ITV Studios Global Entertainment has held a minority stake in the company since its launch in 2015, and ITVS GE will

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IMDb, the #1 movie, TV and celebrity website in the world, announced today that IMDb TV, a free streaming video channel formerly known as IMDb Freedive, will triple its content selection, bringing thousands of new titles to the ad-supported service in the coming months. Additionally, IMDb TV will launch in Europe later this year, bringing a premium collection of movies and TV shows to customers for free.

Through new deals with studios like Warner Bros.,

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Sky and BBC Studios have today announced an agreement to bring a new range of BBC comedy and drama box sets to Sky and NOW TV customers.

From next month, customers will be able to binge on hundreds of hours of content, newly available on Sky and NOW TV under the trusted UKTV channel brands of GOLD and ALIBI.

The box sets include iconic British comedies like The Vicar of Dibley and Only Fools and

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On January the 7th, the BBC announced plans to reinvent its iPlayer service with the aim of “…making it a destination in its own right, with box sets, live programming and archive titles that champion quality UK content and offer great programmes for longer.

A related consultation document recognises that in the future, “BBC iPlayer will be the main way that audiences watch BBC television programmes and not just a catch-up

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