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Forget the Super League, this is the bizarre story of football's first foreign owner - CNET

CNET | April 23, 2021, 9:10 a.m.

Long before the profit-hungry Super League, the first American owner in English soccer rescued a dying club -- or so it seemed.

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HBO Max: Mortal Kombat, other movies, watching 'free' and everything else - CNET

CNET | April 23, 2021, 8:32 a.m.

HBO Max released big-screen flick Mortal Kombat on Friday, and Godzilla vs. Kong is still available to stream. Here's everything to know.

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EBU elects TV Committee

Broadband TV News | April 23, 2021, 8:19 a.m.

The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) has elected its TV Committee, which oversees the operations of the EBU’s TV services and assists in steering the operational and strategic direction. The chairman and president are nominated by the TV Committee. The TV Committee monitors the progress of events like the Eurovision Song Contest, approves the strategy of […]

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Hollywood is slowly working to rectify decades of Muslim misrepresentation - CNET

CNET | April 23, 2021, 8 a.m.

Actors like Riz Ahmed, the first Muslim nominated for an Oscar for best actor in a lead role, are shattering stereotypes. But they face a long road ahead.

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Virgin Media-O2 executive appointments confirmed

Broadband TV News | April 23, 2021, 7:41 a.m.

Details have been announced of the leadership team that will take forward the proposed joint venture between Virgin Media and O2. The names, drawn from both the Liberty Global and Telefonica companies, follow confirmation that Virgin Media boss Lutz Schüler, will be the incoming CEO. The remainder of the team comprises: Jo Bertram, Managing Director […]

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Vodafone Deutschland to switch off analogue cable radio

Broadband TV News | April 23, 2021, 7:24 a.m.

Vodafone wants to remove the analogue radio channels from its cable network in Germany. A gradual switchover to digital distribution in DVB-C standard will begin in April 2022 and will be completed by February 2023, a Vodafone Deutschland spokesman told Broadband TV News. “The carriage of analogue radio signals will subsequently be discontinued on a […]

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SpaceX launches four astronauts in Crew-2 mission - CNET

CNET | April 23, 2021, 7:21 a.m.

The Falcon 9 rocket is bringing the company's third crewed launch to the International Space Station

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Telekom Srbija/Telenor deal wins approval

Broadband TV News | April 23, 2021, 7:16 a.m.

Serbia’s Commission for Protection of Competition has provisionally approved an infrastructure agreement between Telekom Srbija and Telenor Serbia. According to N1 TV, which is owned by United Group and strongly opposed to the agreement, this practically means that the companies have been granted contracts for a limited period of time, though they are restrictive and […]

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Russian OTT merger on the horizon

Broadband TV News | April 23, 2021, 7:14 a.m.

Rostelecom and National Media Group (NMG) are reported to be negotiating the merger of their respective OTT services Wink and More.TV. Quoting sources close to the two parties, RBK says that talks have been taking place for several months, having begun before Svetlana Balanova became head of NMG in February. More.TV was launched in late […]

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United Group continues Bulgarian expansion

Broadband TV News | April 23, 2021, 7:13 a.m.

The Bulgarian incumbent BTC (Vivacom) has received approval to buy the local TV and internet operators Net 1 and ComNet. According to Capital, the transaction, which is for an undisclosed fee and expected to close by the end of this month, was given the green light by the Commission for Protection of Competition (CPC). Although […]

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Viasat World inks Volia deal

Broadband TV News | April 23, 2021, 7:11 a.m.

Ukraine’s leading cable operator Volia has entered into a partnership agreement with Viasat World. As a result, it will initially offer its subscribers over 200 films and TV programmes from leading studios. In the future, at least 20 pieces of content will be added to the library each week and in total 1,000 by the […]

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UPC Polska adds Amazon Prime Video

Broadband TV News | April 23, 2021, 7:09 a.m.

The UPC 4K TV Box in Poland now gives access to the Amazon Prime Video application. The box was introduced by UPC Polska last summer and as of the end of 2020 was used by over 40,000 customers. Commenting on the development, Bogdan Bucurei, CMO UPC Polska, said: “At UPC, the most important thing is […]

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Apple, Spotify and the New Battle Over Who Wins Podcasting

Wall Street Journal | April 23, 2021, 6:30 a.m.

Podcasts exploded in popularity during the lockdown and are on track to bring in more than $1 billion in U.S. advertising revenue this year.

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Telia's turnaround strategy gains traction

Light Reading | April 23, 2021, 5:30 a.m.

Sweden-based group said it returned to EBITDA growth in Q1 2021, but the pandemic remains an ongoing threat.

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OnePlus Watch review: It would be hard to recommend this smartwatch, honestly - CNET

CNET | April 23, 2021, 4 a.m.

The $159 smartwatch checks plenty of boxes when it comes to looks, battery life and features, but its health metrics are unreliable and it often loses connection with the mobile app.

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15 of the best TV shows to binge-watch on Disney Plus - CNET

CNET | April 23, 2021, 12:02 a.m.

Looking for more great shows like The Falcon and the Winter Soldier? Let's round up Disney's best gems.

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Dear Netflix and YouTube, everything is too long - CNET

CNET | April 22, 2021, 10:31 p.m.

Commentary: Movies, video games, TV shows. Everything is just too damn long.

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Oscars 2021 predictions: Nomadland, Chloé Zhao, Chadwick Boseman - CNET

CNET | April 22, 2021, 9:37 p.m.

It's been a weird year, but the Oscars are filled with great movies like Nomadland, Borat, Minari and Promising Young Woman, facing off April 25.

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23 best films on Amazon Prime Video - CNET

CNET | April 22, 2021, 9:06 p.m.

Don't know what to watch on Amazon tonight? Let's round up some of its best gems.

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22 best TV series on Amazon Prime Video - CNET

CNET | April 22, 2021, 9:06 p.m.

Looking for a great show to watch tonight? Let's round up Amazon's best gems.

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