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Netflix: “Traditional TV should be scared”

The impressive subscriber numbers from Netflix should worry traditional broadcasters, says one analyst. Adding around 7 million net subscribers (5.1 million international) during its Q4 suggests that sometime this Spring,…

Chinese end talks of Spacecom purchase

Talks between China’s Beijing Xinwei Technology Group and Spacecom of Israel have broken down. Some five months of dialogue, and not helped by the September 1st loss of the AMOS-6…

Mediaset sees €468m improvement in EBIT by 2020

Italian broadcaster Mediaset expects an EBIT improvement on the Italian TV activities of €468 million by 2020. According to the development guidelines and business/financial goals presented to financial analysts in…

HBO Now tops US SVoD customer satisfaction

HBO Now tops US SVoD customer satisfaction

HBO Now leads customer satisfaction amogst US SVoD services according to a survey, conducted by Strategy Analytics. The research firm found that HBO Now ranked highest for customer satisfaction in…

Avanti slumps again on delayed Hylas-4 launch

Shares in troubled speciality satellite operator Avanti Communications slumped again on January 18th, hitting a near all-time low of just 19p. As recently as December 21st its share price was…

Nielsen, AT&T STB viewing data deal

Global performance management company Nielsen has agreed a multi-year deal with multiplay telco AT&T to include anonymised set-top box data from connected homes subscribed to AT&T’s DirecTV and U-Verse services…

Sky Italia to transfer Sky TG24 to Milan

Sky Italia to transfer Sky TG24 to Milan

Sky Italia has presented a reorganisation plan to unions that foresees the transfer of news channel Sky TG24 from Rome to Milan. The plan consists of a number of efficiency…

Discovery expands distribution in Nordics

Discovery expands distribution in Nordics

Discovery Communications has confirmed major distribution deals with TDC benefiting audiences in both Denmark and Norway, with a continued focus on the aggressive expansion of its digital business. The deal…

SES-10 ready for flight on ‘pre-flown’ SpaceX

As expected, SES-10 will be launched by SpaceX on one of its ‘pre-flown’ and recovered first-stage Falcon 9 rockets. SES-10, owned by SES of Luxembourg and built by Airbus Defence…

Germany: Tele Columbus, Espial launch advanceTV

Espial has announced that the Tele Columbus advanceTV experience has commercially launched this week for German consumers. With the launch in Berlin, Munich, Frankfurt, and elsewhere within the Tele Columbus…