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SES raises €900m to buy O3b

Satellite operator SES took barely an hour on May 27 to raise more than €900 million in equity funding in order to finance its purchase of the remaining 49.5 per…

SES raises cash to buy O3b

SES raises cash to buy O3b

Satellite operator SES is raising about €1 billion in order to complete its purchase of O3b (a ‘next generation’ satellite constellation serving the ‘other 3 billion’ unserved and underserved broadband…

EU frees up 700 MHz for mobile broadband

The EU Council has adopted a general approach on a draft decision aimed at boosting broadband services. The 700 MHz band, which offers high speeds and extensive coverage, would be…

EBU backs international content access

The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) supports the idea of an ‘opt-in option’ for broadcasters to enable viewers to access free-to-view online services while travelling abroad with the EU. It welcomed…

Another DTT retune in Spain

Another DTT retune in Spain

The EU’s decision to reorganise the radio-electric spectrum within 28 members countries for the launch of 5G services will require 15 million homes in Spain to retune their DTT aerials.…

British TVoD market up 19% in 2015

British TVoD market up 19% in 2015

The BASE Yearbook – a detailed analysis of the video market across 2015 from the British Association for Screen Entertainment (BASE) – highlights the growth in the transactional VoD category…

BBC to offer 3000+ hours of Olympics coverage

BBC One and BBC Four will broadcast 550 hours of action alongside extensive coverage on BBC Radio 5 live and the BBC Sport website. In a repeat of the 2012…

Parks: Top 10 connected entertainment disruptors

Parks Associates has hosted the final day of the company’s 20th annual CONNECTIONS conference in San Francisco with panel discussions moderated by the firm’s analysts and featuring executives from companies…

Survey: TV, ISPs deliver worst customer experience

TV service providers and Internet Service Providers received the lowest overall customer experience scores, according to the 2016 Temkin Experience Ratings, an annual ranking of companies based on a survey…

Nilesat back in Beirut?

Back in early April Cairo-based Nilesat said it was immediately pulling out of the Lebanon and would cancel any uplinking satellite services to its satellite from Beirut’s teleport. A report…

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