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Culture Secretary: ‘Economic benefits from C4 relocation’

UK Culture Secretary Karen Bradley has suggested there would be regional economic benefits from relocating commercial Public Service Broadcaster Channel 4 and from increasing commissioning. Delivering a keynote address at…

Analysts: SVoD will upset European TV status quo

A major 150-page research report from equity analysts at investment bank Exane/BNP-Paribas does not make good reading for Europe’s traditional FTA broadcasters, both commercial and public and even for established…

BBC Three chief hails online success

Damian Kavanagh, Controller, BBC Three, has declared that the service’s move to online from a linear channel has been a success, noting that BBC Three has more than doubled its…

Curran joins EBU as Director General

Curran joins EBU as Director General

Following his appointment in May 2017, Noel Curran has taken up his position as the new Director General of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU). He replaces Ingrid Deltenre who has…

NAGRA supports StarHub IP transition

Content protection and multiscreen television solutions provider NAGRA has completed the end-to-end integration of Singapore operator StarHub’s multi-network pay-TV services into the operator’s brand new Hubtricity facility. As lead system…

FreeSports channel launches in UK

FreeSports channel launches in UK

A new free-to-air TV channel, FreeSports, has launched in the UK showing up to 10 live football games every week. The channel, operated by the team behind Premier Sports, becomes…

CBS to acquire Network Ten

In a deal it says will accelerate its global growth strategy in a key English-speaking market, CBS Corporation has agreed to acquire Network Ten, one of three major commercial broadcast…

ABXplore FTA channel for Belgium

AB Group will launch its new male-skewed discovery channel ABXplore in French-speaking Belgium on September 13th. It replaces existing channel AB4, mainly targeting men from 15 to 49 years old.…

Australia: Freeview campaign highlights mobility

Australia’s free-to-air DTT platform Freeview has launched a new TV campaign, the third in the series starring the popular Freeman family and their neighbours, the Joneses. The first spot, Freemans…

F1 chief: FTA/pay-TV balance needed

According to Chase Carey, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Chairman of the Formula One Group, the sport faces a major challenge as it plans the way races are viewed in…

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