TNT Sports has gone live this morning throughout the UK and Republic of Ireland, replacing BT Sport. The sports broadcaster, created by merging BT and Warner Bros Discovery’s sports business, says it will offer an “enhanced value proposition for customers and flexible ways to watch.”
The BBC Scotland channel will remain the home of Scottish Championship coverage with BBC One Scotland retaining Premiership Highlights.
In 2024, 83 TV channels will need to broadcast subtitles, audio description and in-vision signing on at least some of their broadcasts. That’s down from 93 channels in 2023.
Broadcast regulator Ofcom has proposed tougher new rules on broadcasters providing access services, including subtitles, signing and audio description. The proposed changes would also affect on-demand services including NOW and Amazon Prime.
The BBC has agreed a deal with World Netball to broadcast matches from the Netball World Cup 2023 in South Africa.
Channel 4 recorded over £1 billion in revenues with a record amount spent on originated content in the past year. But recent decisions to axe or curtail programmes shows there’s stormy times ahead for the public broadcaster.
Ofcom has announced new measures that will ban the advertising of unhealthy food on TV, streaming services and other online services.
Sky has objections about notifying customers and Paramount is worried about dishonest customers who could binge-watch for free.
Former BBC Chairman suggests rich households should pay more for the BBC, as the Government considers alternatives to the licence fee from 2027.
Thursday’s late regional news was cancelled as industrial action at BBC Local looks set to continue in the coming weeks.