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European TV market 0.4% growth

The TV market in Western Europe in 2013 performed unevenly across countries, managing to grow by a mere +0.4 per cent and exceeding €95 billion, according to the annual report of Rome-based ITMedia Consulting. With economic slowdown and the absence of big TV events, advertising revenues declined by 1.6 per cent to €30.4 billion in 2013. While still representing the […]

SES Q3: “Strong growth”

Satellite operator SES, reporting its Q3 figures, says it has delivered strong growth in Western Europe and International markets, with revenue of €1.4066 billion for the year to date, up 4.7 per cent over the prior year. It says it remains well placed to deliver long-term growth, expanding its core DTH business by securing rights to two new orbital positions […]

Eutelsat ups revenues 4.2%

This is satellite results season with Intelsat declaring its numbers on October 30, and Eutelsat following on late in the evening. Luxembourg-based SES unveils its numbers early on October 31st. Eutelsat’s Q1 results (to September 30, were “in line with objectives” said CEO Michel de Rosen. Overall revenues on like-for-like sales grew 4.2 per cent to €357.6 million, with value-added […]

India’s DISH TV to build STBs

India’s largest DTH platform is to start building its own set-top boxes. The main benefit, apart from controlling its production and supply demands, seems to be to save import duties, as well as to boost profit margins on today’s imported devices. Jawahar Goel, MD at Dish TV, speaking at the broadcaster’s recent financial results event, said he hoped the taxation […]

Sky Deutschland unveils OTT service

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Pay-TV platform Sky Deutschland has launched what it describes as a new, easy, and flexible way to experience its content, at home or on the go. For the first time, the new, standalone online TV service Sky Online makes it possible for everyone without a traditional Sky subscription to register at www.skyonline.de and immediately enjoy the latest series, most recent […]

Mediaset and Atresmedia under fire for exceeding ad limits

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The Spanish Competition Authority, CNMC, has started legal proceedings against Mediaset Spain and Atresmedia for exceeding advertising limits and interrupting programmes with adverts to the detriment of viewers. Both groups face fines of up to €500,000 each one for breaking the TV law. The channels have 15 days to make allegations with the CNMC making a decision in six month’s […]

Time Warner Cable disappoints with video subs

Time Warner Cable the cable company awaiting regulatory approval to merge with Comcast reported profit behind analysts’ estimates as more video subscribers canceled service and programming costs rose. Time Warner Cable lost 184,000 video customers in the third quarter, while rising costs for sports programming cut into profit. The company lowered its revenue forecast for the year to $22.8 billion, […]

Lagardère buys into Gulli, plans African expansion

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Lagardère Active has bought the 34 per cent of shares owned by France Television in youth and family DTT channel Gulli. Lagardère intends to launch an African French and English version next year. The channel is already operating in Russia, along with preschool network TiJi. Following two years of talks, the groups have finally agreed a reported €25 million price. […]

Broadcast unions call for spectrum safeguards

Leaders of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) have demanded global action to protect spectrum to guarantee the future of broadcasting.The call was made on the closing day of the 50th Anniversary Annual Assembly of the ABU, which was hosted in Macau by the public service broadcaster of the China Special Administrative Region Macau, Teledifusao […]

India’s DISH tops 12m subs

Mumbai-based Dish TV reported that it had added 378,000 subscribers during its most recent quarter (to September 30th) taking its total subscriber base to more than 12.1 million. However, despite increasing revenues 12.13 percent and being helped by a growth in HDTV subs, the broadcaster saw a net loss of $2.46 million (INR 151m). ARPU levels increased slightly to $2.81 […]

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