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Murdoch expects Sky deal to close early in 2018

According to reports, James Murdoch says he is confident that the 21st Century Fox bid to acquire the assets of Sky that it does not already own will be approved,…

DNA launches Android TV DNA TV-hubi

DNA launches Android TV DNA TV-hubi

Finnish multi-play operator DNA has confirmed the availability of its open ecosystem Android TV hub, DNA TV-hubi. The device combines a set-top box, Chromecast built-in and a smart phone-style app…

Spain: Vodafone ramps up TV football battle

On the heels of Orange launching its €1 promotion for all Spanish football, Vodafone has reacted by offering Moto GP and F1 content for free to subscribers to Vodafone Fútbol.…

Fox/Sky bid: DCMS seeks further details

The UK’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has written to regulatory body Ofcom under section 106B(2) of the Enterprise Act 2002, seeking further clarification in relation to…

India has 890 licensed channels

India’s Ministry of Information & Broadcasting (MIB) says the nation’s official channel count now stands at 890. The ministry added nine new licences in July 2017. The new licences went…

Disney to launch streaming service

Disney to launch streaming service

In a move that will eventually see it end its distribution agreement with Netflix, The Walt Disney Company has agreed to acquire majority ownership of direct-to-consumer streaming technology and marketing…

It IS the Economy, Stupid!

That epithet became famous when it was pinned to the wall in Bill Clinton’s 1992 election campaign office. He won. In the micro-economy of the media the biggest single factor…

Orange offers all Spanish football on TV for €1

The Spanish football TV price war has entered a new stage with Orange offering La Liga and La Copa del Rey (King’s Cup) for €1 a month from September for…

Student-friendly converged packages from VM Ireland

Virgin Media has broken the chains on long term contracts and is offering, from today, 30-day broadband and 30-day TV services from as little as €20 a month. Customers who…

EPL: We welcome online bidders

EPL: We welcome online bidders

The head of the English Premier League would welcome bids for Premier League football from the likes of Amazon or Facebook. Executive Chairman Richard Scudamore said that there was “no…