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Movistar Plus leaves Hispasat

Telefónica’s pay-TV platform Movistar Plus has ceased distribution through Hispasat after more than 20 years. Over recent months, the platform has been migrating its near 900,000 subscribers via Hispasat (30º…

Habets to lead RTL as sole CEO

Habets to lead RTL as sole CEO

RTL Group has announced changes to its executive management team. At his own request, Guillaume de Posch will step down as Co-CEO of RTL Group, effective January 1st 2018. He…

Analyst: Net neutrality repeal is revenue risk

As expectations build for the repeal of net neutrality, business information provider IHS Markit has released a report that examines the history of the topic and explores the relevant data…

Warburg 20% stake in India’s Airtel DTH

Warburg 20% stake in India’s Airtel DTH

Private equity investment house Warburg Pincus has taken a 20 per cent stake in Bharti Airtel’s DTH arm, paying $350 million, the third-largest DTH operator in India. The agreement, signed…

CASBAA calls for India broadcast policy reforms

Speaking at the India Satcom 2017 forum in New Delhi, Joe Welch, Chairman of regional Pay-TV industry association CASBAA, applauded the Indian government’s emphasis on improving the ease of doing…

Fox-Disney, a family affair? Hardly

A major deal between Disney and Fox, a vague rumour just a couple of weeks ago, now seems nailed on. And, if those nails don’t hold, it is said Comcast…

Pay-TV main source of revenue for Italian TV sector

Italian pay-TV has grown by 2.7 per cent in 2017, become the main source of revenue (40 per cent of the total) for the country’s TV sector, surpassing advertising. This…

Programmatic continues to grow in the UK

Programmatic continues to grow in the UK

eMarketer’s latest forecast of programmatic ad spending indicates that, despite recent negative press, the UK remains a market leader in programmatic, and strong growth will continue over the next few…

DVB-T2 households to reach 72% by 2022 in Europe

Dataxis research sheds light on the importance that DVB‐T2, the extension of the television standard DVB‐T, will acquire in the upcoming years. This system was devised to enable a better…

OCS Go boosts HBO portal and US+24

OCS Go boosts HBO portal and US+24

Following its exclusive content deal with US premium broadcaster HBO signed in March, Orange’s premium bouquet OCS has added further content to its HBO-branded portal on VoD service OCS Go.…