FCC ends net neutrality

As anticipated, the US Federal Communications Commission has voted three-to-two along party lines to restore what it says is the longstanding, bipartisan light-touch regulatory framework that has fostered rapid Internet growth, openness, and freedom for nearly 20 years. Following detailed legal and economic analysis, as well as extensive examination of…

Sky, BT cross-supply channel deal

In a move set to benefit consumers and customers of both pay-TV platforms, Sky has concluded an agreement with BT which means Sky customers will have their choice…

Video ad views up 31% in Europe

Video ad views up 31% in Europe

FreeWheel, the advertising management solution, has published its Q3 2017 Video Monetisation Report (VMR), revealing a further growth in video ad views, fuelled by the continued rise of…

OTT video ad spend up 18-fold

Findings from video ad serving platform SpotX reveal explosive growth in global OTT video advertising spend across its platform. The OTT video category includes broadcast-quality inventory from TV…

Ofcom: Still no decent broadband for 1m

Around one million homes and offices still cannot get a decent broadband connection, Ofcom has found, though coverage is steadily improving. The finding is part of Ofcom’s Connected Nations…

Amazon restocks Google Chromecast

Amazon restocks Google Chromecast

Amazon has started reselling Google’s Chromecast devices two years after it originally removed them from its online store. Amazon said it removed them as it was causing customer…

TVPlayer adds live TV cloud recording

UK live-streaming TV service TVPlayer has announced what is says us a UK first with the launch of its new recording feature: enabling online TV viewers to record…

VR Industry Forum to publish industry guidelines at CES

VR Industry Forum to publish industry guidelines at CES

The Virtual Reality Industry Forum (VRIF) has announced the general availability of its first set of VR Industry Guidelines, which includes topics relevant for VR content production, distribution,…

Netherlands: T-Mobile and Tele2 partnership

Deutsche Telekom AG and Tele2 have reached an agreement under which T-Mobile NL will acquire Tele2’s Dutch business for a combination of cash and shares. The enlarged company…

AIMS and MNA merge

The Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS) is merging with the Media Networking Alliance (MNA) to form a single trade association for promoting IP in the media and…

BritBox set for 2018 Canada launch

BritBox set for 2018 Canada launch

BritBox, the SVoD streaming service from BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the BBC, and ITV, the UK’s biggest commercial broadcaster, will launch in Canada in early 2018.…

“Missing” Alwaleed creates pressures for Kingdom Holdings

Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaled bin Talal is still under ‘hotel arrest’ at the Ritz Carlton hotel in Riyadh, and there is growing uncertainty over his media-related business empire.…

Unsworth named BBC Director of News

Fran Unsworth has been named the new BBC’s Director of News and Current Affairs. Unsworth, who started work with the BBC on local radio in 1980, is to…

MTV goes FTA in Germany

MTV goes FTA in Germany

Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) has announced the launch of youth entertainment brand MTV on FTA in Germany. The 24-hour music and entertainment channel is available via satellite,…

Swiss ELSE to build 64 satellites for M2M/IoT

A Lausanne, Switzerland-based start-up business ELSE (Elegant Systems Engineering) has raised $4.16 million in extra funding in order to build a planned constellation of 64 mini-satellites to serve…

Sony launches free kids’ app

Sony launches free kids’ app

Sony Pictures Television Networks (SPTN) has launches a new dedicated kids’ app which brings together shows, games, galleries and competitions from its three networks — POP, Tiny Pop,…

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