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Pace predicts strong year


Pace used its interims to predict a strong year. The British STB manufacturer said YoY it was producing more profit on lower turnover with revenue down 13.6 per cent to $1,139 billion but gross profit up 5.4 per cent to $245.8 million. Adjusted EBITA was $106.3 million against $96.7 million last time. Profit after was up 9.3 per cent to…

Jul 28 2014 / Read More »

Oz consumer body criticises government piracy plans

According to Australian consumer advice and advocacy body CHOICE, the leaked Federal Government’s Online Copyright Infringement discussion paper sidesteps the Australia tax issue and fails to deal with the real…

Jul 29 2014 / Read More »

Sky looks to Germany for growth spurt

The low-hanging fruit for ‘Sky Europe’ is in Germany, says Berenberg Bank’s senior media analyst Sarah Simon. It is this fast-track expansion probability that means that BSkyB will quickly want…

Jul 28 2014 / Read More »

Sky Italia €8m half-year losses

Sky Italia ended the period to June 2014 with losses of €8 million, after being in the red for €38 million the previous year, according to data from BSkyB on…

Jul 28 2014 / Read More »

BSkyB doubles investment in virtual reality start-up

BSkyB has more than doubled its investment in Jaunt, a Silicon Valley-based firm developing 360-degree virtual reality cinema. The $400,000 equity investment follows a $350,000 equity investment made by Sky during an earlier round of funding in December 2013. “These investments provide Sky with additional…

Jul 28 2014 / Read More »

Discovery hit with £100k Ofcom fine

Investigation Discovery – a channel dedicated to documentary programming about crime and criminal investigations – has been fined £100,000 (€126,000) by UK broadcast regulator Ofcom for what are described as “serious” breaches of its broadcasting Code. The sanction relates to eight episodes of the series…

Jul 28 2014 / Read More »

Freesat in 24,000 new homes this year


Freesat, the subscription free satellite TV service, has continued its positive year by adding 6,000 new homes in the three months to the end of June. In all, Freesat has added 24,000 households in the first half of 2014. As a result, Freesat is now…

Jul 28 2014 / Read More »

MPA: India pay-TV grows 11% pa to 2018

Projections from industry analysts Media Partners Asia (MPA) indicate that India’s pay-TV industry will grow from $7.4 billion in revenue in 2013 to $12.3 billion by 2018, an average annual growth rate of 11 per cent. By 2023, MPA predicts that India’s pay-TV industry will…

Jul 28 2014 / Read More »

SES to invest €2.3bn in new satellites


Satellite operator SES of Luxembourg is to invest around €2.3 billion in new satellites, including the building of SES-12 announced on July 25th. The investment rate will be at about a rate of €450 million per year ($612 million). The plan calls for five more…

Jul 28 2014 / Read More »

Institute claims White Space trial success

Japan’s National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT) has successfully deployed mobile broadband communications systems at more than 40 Mbps throughput, and has successfully established a 3.7km link between two locations within the framework of the TV White Spaces Pilot organised by UK comms…

Jul 28 2014 / Read More »

Online ads still being bought as if TV

Videology, the video advertising platform, has released its second quarter 2014 findings on the video advertising market in the UK, which reveals that almost all online video advertisers are buying their ads in a TV-like way. “Reserved buying at a fixed CPM is now fully…

Jul 28 2014 / Read More »

Kipco’s media numbers up 35%

Kuwait’s Kipco Projects Co reported a 20 per cent rise in overall profits at the half-year stage, and states that its growth trends are “a positive indication of the performance we expect for 2014.” And it seems Kipco’s media-related investments are contributing handsomely to that…

Jul 28 2014 / Read More »

FilmOn contempt fine


Internet TV streaming service FilmOn has received a further setback in its attempts to operate and be licensed to carry broadcast programming as a cable company similar to other multichannel providers, with US District Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald ruling that it was in contempt for…

Jul 28 2014 / Read More »

South Africa’s OpenView ready to expand

South Africa’s new digital broadcasting bouquet OpenView says it is ready to expand beyond South Africa’s borders.  However, current subscriptions in South Africa are more modest than initially anticipated. OpenView is backed by Platco Digital which also owns ther Launched almost a year ago…

Jul 28 2014 / Read More »
Inside Satellite
Chris Forrester

“Tumbling” Avanti worries for market

London-based specialist satellite operator Avanti Communications has not had the best of weeks.  Last week it put out a profits…

Chris Forrester - Jul 28 2014 / Read More »
Off Message
Nick Snow

King Content, King Rupert?

Exactly three years ago, Rupert Murdoch was wiping custard pie from his shirt as his now ex-wife struck out at…

Nick Snow - Jul 24 2014 / Read More »

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Walking Dead 5 to air globally 24hrs after US


Fox International Channels (FIC) has confirmed that The Walking Dead will return to audiences globally just 24 hours after its US launch. The fifth season…

Jul 28 2014 / Read More »

Cloud-based DVR for Movistar

Alcatel-Lucent and Telefónica have enabled a new cloud-based TV feature for Telefónica’s pay-TV service, Movistar TV. Using Alcatel-Lucent’s Cloud DVR solution, Movistar subscribers now have…

Jul 28 2014 / Read More »

UltraFlix adds 4K concerts, sports videos

NanoTech Entertainment has entered into a distribution agreement to add 45 concerts, music and sports videos as well as horror films to NanoTech’s UltraFlix all…

Jul 28 2014 / Read More »

Amazon’s 3rd original kids’ TV series

Amazon’s third original kids’ series, Annedroids, is now available for unlimited streaming on Prime Instant Video at no additional cost to Prime members. Created by…

Jul 28 2014 / Read More »

AirTies, Octoshape solution selected by Digiturk

AirTies Wireless Networks, a supplier of advanced technology to the broadcast and broadband industry and Octoshape, an expert in cloud-based, OTT stream acceleration and contribution…

Jul 28 2014 / Read More »

London Live can’t sustain local TV


London Live the local TV station has applied to media regulator Ofcom to slash the amount of local programming it produces just four months after…

Jul 25 2014 / Read More »
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