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BSkyB faces 'a perfect storm'

BskyB is facing a "perfect storm" according to a melodramatic note from broker Collin's Stewart on the day Sky shares plumbed a three-year low. The on-coming recession, threats from changing…

Pay TV will feel squeeze

Almost a quarter of UK pay-TV customers are considering cutting back or dropping their subscription packages as the credit crunch takes hold. A report by Continental Research found 24 per…

Premiere CMO quits

Premiere's chief marketing officer Oliver Kaltner is leaving the pay-TV operation after just three months in post. In a statement, Premiere said the Supervisory Board had accepted his resignation with…

Now Sky Italia on regulation rack

BSkyB is beset by competition enquiries and now Sky Italia is facing an investigation by the competition authority AGCOM into whether the pay-TV platform is abusing a dominant position.The probe,…

Sky Italia cannot impose decoders

From Branislav Pekic in RomeA Magistrate in Naples has ruled that DTH operator Sky Italia cannot impose on its subscribers the use of its own digital box.In its ruling, the…

Ofcom: BSkyB is dominant

Ofcom has said that BSkyB has "market power" over live Premier League football and Hollywood films and has launched a consultation that could force it to make the content available…

BSkyB ITV appeal – they should sell more

In more bad news for BSkyB, the company may have to sell even more of its stake in ITV than it was expecting after the Competition Appeal said an original…

DTH dominates Spanish pay-TV penetration

From David Del Valle in MadridSatellite beats cable and IPTV in the pay-TV distribution in Spain. A report from ONTSI, Spanish telco Observatory reveals that 48.9% of Spanish homes have…

Sky Italia to become leading Italian broadcaster in 2010

From Branislav Pekic in RomeItalian DTH operator Sky Italia will overtake public broadcaster RAI and commercial rival Mediaset by 2010 in terms of market share, according to a new market…

Foxtel adds 40,000 HD subs

At the end of June, Foxtel had 1.5 million direct and wholesale subscribers, and more than 30 per cent of homes in Foxtel areas now subscribe to the service, the…