TV Broadcasters in a League of Their Own

Bewildering, confusing, excessive, mystifying, – just a few words to sum up the news that the rights to broadcast Premier League matches on TV have been auctioned off for a record £5.136 billion. Just as Chelsea and Manchester City have done, Britain’s biggest broadcasters have asserted their dominance through their financial firepower. Sky TV paid … Continue reading TV Broadcasters in a League of Their Own

Netflix’s European Crusade

Netflix has developed from a first-class mail customer of the US Postal Service to the biggest source of streaming web traffic in America. Having revolutionised the way TV is watched at home, the Founding Fathers of online streaming are extending their virtual hegemony over Europe. Oh how the tables have turned. September 2014 marked the … Continue reading Netflix’s European Crusade