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SES Q3: “Strong growth”

Satellite operator SES, reporting its Q3 figures, says it has delivered strong growth in Western Europe and International markets, with revenue of €1.4066 billion for the year to date, up 4.7 per cent over the prior year. It says it remains well placed to deliver long-term growth, expanding its core DTH business by securing rights to two new orbital positions […]

Imagine Communications acquires OpenTV ad unit

Media protection and value-added service technology provider The Kudelski Group has sold the advertising business unit of its OpenTV subsidiary to media software and video infrastructure solutions specialist Imagine Communications. “With this transaction, the Kudelski Group continues to streamline its business portfolio as it increases focus and investment in its core business of content security and digital TV solutions, as […]

Eutelsat ups revenues 4.2%

This is satellite results season with Intelsat declaring its numbers on October 30, and Eutelsat following on late in the evening. Luxembourg-based SES unveils its numbers early on October 31st. Eutelsat’s Q1 results (to September 30, were “in line with objectives” said CEO Michel de Rosen. Overall revenues on like-for-like sales grew 4.2 per cent to €357.6 million, with value-added […]

Time Warner Cable disappoints with video subs

Time Warner Cable the cable company awaiting regulatory approval to merge with Comcast reported profit behind analysts’ estimates as more video subscribers canceled service and programming costs rose. Time Warner Cable lost 184,000 video customers in the third quarter, while rising costs for sports programming cut into profit. The company lowered its revenue forecast for the year to $22.8 billion, […]

Lagardère buys into Gulli, plans African expansion

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Lagardère Active has bought the 34 per cent of shares owned by France Television in youth and family DTT channel Gulli. Lagardère intends to launch an African French and English version next year. The channel is already operating in Russia, along with preschool network TiJi. Following two years of talks, the groups have finally agreed a reported €25 million price. […]

India’s DISH tops 12m subs

Mumbai-based Dish TV reported that it had added 378,000 subscribers during its most recent quarter (to September 30th) taking its total subscriber base to more than 12.1 million. However, despite increasing revenues 12.13 percent and being helped by a growth in HDTV subs, the broadcaster saw a net loss of $2.46 million (INR 151m). ARPU levels increased slightly to $2.81 […]

Harmonic “more confident” about 4K in 2015

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Patrick Harshman, president/CEO at Harmonic, speaking to analysts following the company’s Q3/2014 results, said that Harmonic was increasingly seeing broadcasters “coming off” HD and finding ways of investing in Ultra HD/4K. “The past quarter we’ve grown incrementally more confident than Ultra HD 4K services will become real starting in 2015, and that these will be delivered through the option of […]

Intelsat under pressure

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Intelsat’s Q3 numbers showed the operator is still under pressure with quarterly revenues falling from $651.8 million last year to $608.6 million (down 6.6 per cent year-on-year) in the three months to September 30th.  There were revenue falls in all of Intelsat’s key divisions, including its all-important Network Services which registered a fall in revenues of some $12 million, and […]

Sky in $7m Whistle Sports investment

Sky has invested $7 million in Whistle Sports, the world’s largest sport-focused cross-platform network as the two companies look to work together on creating exciting new content for younger sports fans, particularly ‘young millennials’. Whistle Sports partners with online personalities who create unique video content themed around sports, sports brands and franchises. The network uses a combination of youth-orientated celebrities, […]

Discovery “record-breaking” quarter

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Discovery Networks International has closed the books on its biggest-ever quarter, with record viewing levels and online growth internationally.  Reaching 643 million viewers outside the US (+6 per cent year-on-year) during Q3 2014, the pay-TV programmer continues to enjoy exponential growth – charting its highest-ever average audience (+8 per cent) and delivering new highs among digital audiences for its non-US […]

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