Media Weekly Broadcast - The ACT Newsletter
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Issue # 153
31 May 2019
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CANAL+ Group announces the acquisition of M7 to expand its European footprint

CANAL+ Group announces the acquisition of M7, one of the largest independent pay-TV companies in Europe operating in Benelux and Central Europe. M7 is owned by Astorg, a leading European private equity firm. This acquisition is subject to the European Commission’s approval.

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CANAL+ Group and RMC SPORT will broadcast exclusively Premiere League next three seasons

CANAL + Group and ALTICE FRANCE (RMC SPORT) reached an agreement on Premier League seasons. Subscribers to CANAL + channels such as those of RMC SPORT will have access to 100% of live or deferred games (380 games per season). This new Premier League season will begin on August 10, 2019.

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ITV announces new Emirates FA Cup broadcast deal

ITV has announced a new broadcast deal to show the Emirates FA Cup, making the competition available entirely free-to-air to viewers from 2021. The new four-year deal with The Football Association will see comprehensive coverage broadcast by ITV across the full breadth of the cup each season, from the First Round through to the Final.

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Mediaset’s news channel TgCom24 talks business

Mediaset’s news channel TGCom24 acquired exclusive rights to air The Voice of Business. This English web channel presents investment opportunities in Italy to international players providing high quality insights such as interviews with European, Italian and American top CEOs.

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RTL Group: Understanding children

For the 20th time, Super RTL and IP Deutschland presented the latest research findings on children's media and consumer behaviour at the Kinderwelten (Children's Worlds) symposium. Germany's oldest conference on children's entertainment has been researching the evolution of media usage for 20 years, having been involved in this transformation from the outset. To gain an overview of the latest trends and developments affecting the target group, more than 125,000 children were asked more than 8,000 questions about their use of media, advertising and their everyday lives.

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Sky Sports set to broadcast every game from the 2019 Vitality Netball World Cup

In a UK first, Sky Sports will be launching Sky Sports Netball, a first-of-its-kind channel dedicated solely to coverage of women’s sport. The dedicated channel, to be launched on 12 July, will broadcast over 250 hours of coverage from the tournament.

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