Investment in UK content by multichannel broadcasters has grown by 75% on 2011, yielding an increase in annual investment by multichannel broadcasters of £416m
Eleven Sports, the OTT service which holds the rights to stream football from Italy’s Serie A and Spain’s La Liga leagues, as well as the Ultimate Fighting Championship, is facing closure just four months after launching in the UK according to the Guardian. Eleven Sports, which is currently available on web and mobile devices, has been unable to secure distribution deals on BT, Sky and Virgin Media. This prompted the UFC to trigger an
Viacom’s Paramount Pictures is to make movies for Netflix as part of a new deal between the pair, unveiled at the end of last week.
Speaking on Viacom’s full-year results conference call at the end of the week, Paramount boss James Gianopoulis said that the studio was “exploring new revenue streams in addition to theatrical releases as a producer of first-run films and television for other media platforms”.