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Any doubt that pay-TV broadcaster Sky is under pressure evaporated with its full-year results showing a 7 per cent increase in revenues to £11.965 billion (€14.223bn), operating profit up 12 per cent (to £1.558 billion) and 808,000 new customers and 3.3 million new products sold during the year to June…

BT reaches 1.6m TV customers

The addition of 59,000 TV customers in Q1 has seen BT reach 1.6 million, with the telco reporting that BT Sport’s average audience figures increased 58 per cent,…

Facebook up 186% YoY, ‘video is everything’

Facebook up 186% YoY, ‘video is everything’

Facebook has had another exceptional quarter for growth with profit up 186 per cent year on year. It earned $2 billion (€1.8bn) in the period from April to…

Survey: TV viewers don’t skip ads

Eighty-eight per cent of viewers across the UK do watch the adverts on live TV, according to research conducted by Censuswide. The survey, commissioned by live ad insertion…

Sky VR app “this summer”

Sky VR app “this summer”

During Sky’s full year results announcement, the company revealed it will launch its VR app within the next few weeks. “This summer we will launch a Sky VR…

Spain: Orange triples TV subs

Orange Spain has tripled its TV subscribers over the last 12 months to 381,000 as of June 30th, a rise driven by top-flight football offers and convergence packages.…

Sky Store launches Box Sets to Buy & Keep

Sky Store launches Box Sets to Buy & Keep

Sky Store is enhancing its service for Sky TV customers and anyone accessing skystore.com in the UK and Ireland with the launch of Box Sets to Buy &…

Fastweb, Telecom Italia partner on FTTH network

Italian operators Fastweb and Telecom Italia have entered into a strategic partnership to build an FTTH network with connection speeds of at least 1 Gbps. A joint venture…

Sony commercialises 8K TV tuner

While 4K TV set ownership is growing, the fact is there are few TV channels to watch. However, Sony Corp is already preparing for ‘next generation’ 8K transmissions.…

Spain: Mediaset sees record profit

Spain: Mediaset sees record profit

Mediaset Spain is breaking new records in terms of profits. The most profitable media company in the country reported profits of €117.7 million in the first half of…

DirecTV, Dish to offer 4K Olympics

AT&T-owned pay-TV broadcaster DirecTV and Charlie Ergen’s Dish Network, as well as some users of Comcast’s giant cable system, will be able to watch some of the NBC…

UHD drives record profits for LG

LG Electronics has announced Q2 2016 operating income of KRW 584.6 billion (€453.8m), nearly 140 per cent higher than the previous year, from strong performance by the Home…

Sky 1 for Sky Deutschland

Sky 1 for Sky Deutschland

Sky will launch its flagship entertainment channel Sky 1 in Germany and Austria this November. The channel will air German premieres of series including Twin Peaks and 24…

MTG launches Viaplay in Baltics

MTG is launching its Viaplay video streaming service in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. Viaplay was launched across the Nordic region five years ago and will now bring an…

ARRIS Q2: “Pace integration on track”

ARRIS has announced preliminary and unaudited financial results for the second quarter 2016. GAAP revenues in the second quarter 2016 of $1.730 billion (€1.561) were up $470 million,…

Pinewood set for £323m sale

Pinewood set for £323m sale

Pinewood Studios, the home of many international blockbuster films and movie classics, is set to be acquired by investment fund Venus Grafton in a deal that values the…

Chris Forrester

Intelsat results: Good news from robust numbers

The satellite industry has had a torrid time lately (and SES and Eutelsat’s numbers are out on July 29th) and…

Chris Forrester - Jul 28 2016 / Read More

Nick Snow

UK takes a bullet for BT

A number of headlines today advise that BT has dodged a bullet as Ofcom has not forced it to sell…

Nick Snow - Jul 26 2016 / Read More

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