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Sky to air Grenfell charity football match

Sky is to broadcast Queens Park Rangers’ charity football match on September 2nd in aid of the West London community affected by the Grenfell Tower fire. The match, branded #Game4Grenfell, will…

Amazonas-5 launch delayed

Russian news service Interfax is reporting that the upcoming launch of Spanish satellite Amazonas-5, built by Space Systems/Loral, and originally expected to launch on September 9th, may now slip to…

Thailand wants control of Thaicom-9

Thailand’s Bangkok Post newspaper is reporting that the country’s government is seeking – at least – partial control of the upcoming Thaicom-9 craft. Thaicom-9 is due for launch in 2019…

Strong growth for digital radio sales in Europe

Strong growth for digital radio sales in Europe

The first half of 2017 has seen rapid growth in sales of DAB+ receivers across Europe – driven by Norway’s switchover from FM to DAB+ and the development of digital…

Brazil slows auction for satellite capacity

Brazil slows auction for satellite capacity

Brazil’s publicly-owned telecoms infrastructure comp any Telebras says it has postponed its sale of Ka-band capacity on its SGDC defence satellite. It had divided the bandwidth into three lots for…

Eurosport for Amazon in Germany and Austria

Eurosport for Amazon in Germany and Austria

Discovery Communications has struck a streaming deal in Germany and Austria with Amazon that brings Amazon Prime members access to Eurosport’s premium live HD sports content, including exclusive Bundesliga live…

Analyst: ‘Virtual’ subs largely pleased with service value

According to analyst firm The Diffusion Group (TDG), although virtual pay-TV services are immature and years away from ‘five-9’ reliability, subscribers overwhelmingly consider service value to be very solid. In…

DirecTV in $4bn legal battle

A California court has started hearing evidence into an alleged claim that DirecTV has deliberately misled millions of subscribers about the actual costs of viewing programming.  The action has been…

iFlix: Piracy our top competitor, not TV

According to Patrick Grove, co-founder and chairman of VoD platform iFlix, the service’s main competitor is not traditional television, but piracy. Speaking on CNBC’s Managing Asia, Grove said the service believed…

Report: IP impacting on live production

A social-media-sourced barometer report from virtualised media production solutions specialist Nevion has highlighted the impact that IP technology is continuing to have on the future of the broadcast industry. The…