7 Aug
2019

Eurosport has acquired the rights to the German wo

first_imgEurosport has acquired the rights to the German women’s Bundesliga football league for the next two seasons.Eurosport has secured the rights to broadcast live matches on each of the 22 match days for the 2013-14 an 2015-16 seasons. The deal with the DFB gives Eurosport international options to broadcast the Women’s Bundesliga across its 54 markets in Europe and 17 markets in Asia-Pacific. All matches will be broadcast in HD.Eurosport already holds rights to as the FIFA Women’s World Cup, UEFA Women’s Euro, Women’s UEFA Champions League, Algarve Cup and age-group international competitions such as the U17 and U20 FIFA World Cups and U17 and U19 UEFA European Championships.last_img

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7 Aug
2019

UKbased pay TV company Sky and commercial broadca

first_imgUK-based pay TV company Sky and commercial broadcaster Channel 4 have both bought into Dial Square 86, the parent company of new rights trading platform TRX.The pair have taken an undisclosed minority stake in the Dial Square, which oversees soon-to-launch digital distribution platform. It is the first time Sky and pubcaster Channel 4 have co-invested in a start-up.Channel 4 invested through its Growth Fund, which has to this point only made investments in production companies. Before making this investment just under half of the £20 million (US$26 million) Growth Fund, which was slated for 2014-2017, was left.The new funding round that Sky and Channel 4 have joined is for up to £5.2 million for TRX.Channel chief executive David Abraham said: “In post-Brexit Britain, it’s even more important for the UK’s creative industries to have access to innovative ways of trading across the globe.“We recognise that the new TRX tool is a valuable online resource which will enable indies to connect with the world and export their programmes in a digital marketplace and will help support a buoyant UK indie sector well into the future.”Dial Square is run by former Zodiak and RDF boss David Frank. He said: “We are absolutely delighted that two of the UK’s leading content players with such reputations for innovation and excellence have decided to back what we are doing.“There is real momentum behind TRX now and we’re excited about launching a truly global product that can make programme distribution faster and easier while opening up the TV rights market to previously disenfranchised buyers and delivering extra value to rights holders.”Emma Lloyd, group business development director, Sky said: “This latest investment reflects our ambition to partner with pioneering start-ups that can help transform the TV landscape. We’re delighted to be backing such an innovative UK-based company, with its roots firmly in the creative sector. Together with Channel 4, we can help TRX to grow the TV rights market, which will benefit everyone in the industry.”Dial Square’s chief operation is TRX, which has soft-launched in Asia and will roll out globally soon. Discovery Networks International, PBS Distribution and Turner have all taken part in a beta test of the platform. Distributors including Cineflix Rights and Sky Vision, the sales arm of one of its new investors, are also among the beta testers.It has completed several funding rounds, albeit previously not with such high-profile industry backers, and put together a high-profile advisory board that includes the likes of Stephen Lambert, Nadine Nohr and John McVay.last_img read more

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5 Aug
2019

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first_imgShareTweet Ebrington Primary School wins junior section of BBC NI School Choir of the YearDERRY’S Thornhill College and Ebrington Primary School have been named as North of Ireland’s top senior and junior school choirs in the live final of BBC NI School Choir Of The Year.The final was broadcast from the Ulster Hall in Belfast on Sunday. BelfastEBRINGTON PRIMARY SCHOOLPrincipal Elizabeth QuigleyTHORNHILL COLLEGETop of the class! Derry schools win BBC NI School Choir Of The Year Sixty-two schools took part in the competition, with six schools making it to the final – three primary and three secondary schools.The awards were presented by guest judge Carrie Grant, a vocal coach.“We are so proud of the boys and girls at Ebrington,” said Rachel Stone, Ebrington Primary School’s conductor.“I cannot say ‘well done’ enough – you are all amazing. This means the world to us.” Thornhill College won BBC NI School Choir of the YearThe rest of the judging panel was made up of Ciaran Scullion, head of music for the Arts Council for Northern Ireland, Richard Yarr, a senior producer at BBC Radio Ulster and Andrew Nunn, musical director with the Ulster Youth Choir.The choirs taking part in the junior category final were: Macosquin Primary School, Macosquin; Ebrington Primary School, Derry, and Pond Park Primary School, Lisburn.In the senior category competing in the final were: Dalriada School, Ballymoney; Thornhill College, Derry, and Carrickfergus Grammar, Carrickfergus.Each choir performed two songs.Thornhill College sang The Seal Lullaby and De Angelis.Elizabeth Quigley, Thornhill College’s conductor said: “I am over the moon and so happy for the girls. They have worked so hard for this.“They are a credit to themselves and the school.”Pupils from Thornhill College for wild with excitement as school wins senior section of School Choir of the YearTop of the class! Derry schools win BBC NI School Choir Of The Year was last modified: April 8th, 2019 by John2John2 Tags:last_img read more

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