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Fox makes formal bid for Sky

The much-rumoured and anticipated bid by 21st Century Fox to take control of Sky is now a reality. In a Statement, the Independent Directors of Sky plc (Sky) say that…

Orange eyes Canal+

Orange eyes Canal+

Stéphane Richard, CEO of French telco giant Orange, speaking at an event in Morocco, said that if Canal Plus was up for sale – which it isn’t – he would…

Pay-TV subs watch less than half their channels

Almost half (49 per cent) of premium digital pay-TV customers in the UK are watching less than a fifth of the channels included in their TV packages, according to new…

SNL Kagan: STB market remains robust

According to media analysis firm SNL Kagan, the global set-top box market remains robust. Worldwide STB shipments are on track to reach 273 million in 2016, up slightly from 269…

Ofcom outlines BBC regulation plans

UK comms regulator Ofcom has set out how it will take on regulation of the BBC from next April. This is in advance of the imminent publication of the final…

Hulu adds profiles

US SVoD service Hulu has commenced rolling out profiles to its 12 million+ subscribers. Each account can add up to six specific profiles. When a viewer creates a profile, they…

Online ban for junk food ads aimed at kids

Online ban for junk food ads aimed at kids

Online ads for food and drinks high in fat, salt or sugar aimed at children are set to be banned under new rules from advertisers. The Committee on Advertising Practice…

SpotX, Vice online video ad deal

The Vice digital network has signed a partnership with SpotX, the video inventory management platform. SpotX will be providing all digital platforms of Vice within Europe with the necessary technical…

Encompass playout services for MTG UK

Encompass Digital Media, a technology services company delivering end-to-end video solutions, has entered into a multi-year agreement with Modern Times Group UK, part of international digital entertainment group MTG, to…

BBC HDR iPlayer tests

BBC HDR iPlayer tests

The BBC is undertaking a trial of 4K high dynamic range (HDR) video on its iPlayer streaming platform. The test involves four minutes of footage from its Planet Earth II…

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