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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…

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…

SES holds onto ProSiebenSat.1

SES has renewed a valuable distribution agreement with key client ProSiebenSat.1. Part of deal covers all of the broadcasting group’s FTA standard definition transmissions. SES-owned facility and playout division MX1…

ITV slows ad decline

ITV slows ad decline

UK commercial broadcaster ITV said it expects Q4 advertising revenues to be up 1 per cent on last year, compared with a decline of 7 per cent across the first…

ProSiebenSat.1 cuts targets again

German free-to-air broadcasting group ProSiebenSat.1 has issued its third profits warning of the year, and the market has all but abandoned the company’s stock. A note to investors from investment…

Murdochs coy on Fox Disney talks

Murdochs coy on Fox Disney talks

James and Lachlan Murdoch, speaking on 21st Century Fox’s Q1 2018 Earnings Call, have played down the notion that they were seeking to sell parts of their business to Disney,…

Canada: Digital platforms increasingly popular

Canada: Digital platforms increasingly popular

Canadians are increasingly turning to platforms and devices connected to the Internet for their video and audio content, according to the 2017 Communications Monitoring Report from the Canadian Radio-television and…

EBU campaigns for public service media   

The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) is launching a new campaign – Keep Media Good (KMG) – which demonstrates the positive impact public service media (PSM) has on societies. This is…

Report: Fox discusses Disney sale

Report: Fox discusses Disney sale

Reports have emerged that 21st Century Fox has been holding talks to sell most of the company to Walt Disney Co. Any such deal would not involve all of Fox’s…

Sky’s Davey: ‘TV’s Golden Age just getting started’

Sky’s Davey: ‘TV’s Golden Age just getting started’

The golden age of television is just getting started, according to Gary Davey, Managing Director, Content at Sky. Writing an Opinion piece in The Daily Telegraph, Davey says there has…

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