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FCC approves Next Gen TV plan

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approved (in a 3:2 vote) voluntary use by broadcasters of the new ATSC 3.0 advanced TV transmission scheme for the USA. The FCC, in its…

US pay-TV loses 1.2m subs in Q3

Legacy multichannel customer defections in the US accelerated in the quarter ending September 30th, coming in just shy of the 1.2 million mark to bring year-to-date losses to 2.9 million…

Vivendi on the mend

Vivendi on the mend

French media conglomerate Vivendi enjoyed a significant uptick in its Q3 and 9-months revenues. Q3 revenues rose 2.7 per cent to €3.184 billion. Its 9-month picture was also greatly improved…

Layer3 launches Smithsonian Channel 4K VoD

Layer3 launches Smithsonian Channel 4K VoD

After officially launching documentary-focused Smithsonian Channel in October 2017, cable network operator Layer3 TV is now the first MVPD (Multichannel video programming distributor) to carry the channel’s full 4K On…

TVSquared acquires wywy

TVSquared, a specialist in TV measurement and optimisation, has acquired wywy, a provider of real-time spot-detection technology, headquartered in Germany. The acquisition also marks the opening of TVSquared’s Munich office,…

BBC buying out Scripps at UKTV?

The BBC’s commercial division is looking at stumping up £500 million (€560m) to take full control of its UKTV joint-venture with Scripps Networks Interactive, according to a report in The…

Study: Scope for UHF ‘defragmentation dividend’

Study: Scope for UHF ‘defragmentation dividend’

Digital UK, the body responsible for supporting DTT in the UK, has published a study, The defragmentation dividend – A more efficient use of the UHF band, which outlines options…

Study: TV ads 71% of advertising-generated profit

Study: TV ads 71% of advertising-generated profit

After a decade of change in advertising with the emergence of many new forms of advertising competing for investment, a study has for the first time quantified the total profit…

Croatian media regulator blocks sale of Nova TV

Croatia’s Electronic Media Council has ruled that there are no legal conditions for the purchase of 100 per cent of the shares of Croatian national broadcaster Nova TV by Slovenia…

Sky: Bid discount hits new low

Sky: Bid discount hits new low

Even though most observers still see the 21st Century Fox bid for the 61 per cent of Sky that it does not already control being approved by the UK’s media…

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