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Lionsgate buys Starz for $4.4bn

Lionsgate, Hollywood’s largest independent studio, has confirmed plans to acquire media and entertainment giant Starz in a cash and stock deal valued at $4.4 billion (€3.9bn). “The combination of Lionsgate…

DLNA 4.0 publishes DLNA 4.0 guidelines

The Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) has announced that the organisation’s latest Guidelines for streaming personal content in the home are now available for download. DLNA 4.0 enables consumer product…

Eutelsat’s downgrades “out-dated and overdone”

Paris-based Eutelsat has had a terrible month with its share price hammered and consequential mark-downs for the complete satellite sector. Giles Thorne, equity analyst at investment bank Jefferies, in a…

Espial to acquire WHS platform from ARRIS

Espial has confirmed an agreement to acquire ARRIS’s Whole Home Solution (WHS) platform. Espial will support current – and look to accelerate future – roadmaps for more than 40 WHS…

Warner Bros joins HEVC Advance

HEVC Advance, an independent licensing administrator, hasy announced that Warner Bros has become both a Licensor and Licensee of the HEVC Advance HEVC/H.265 Patent Pool.  As a Licensor, Warner Bros…

Egypt expels British TV anchor

Liliane Daoud, a former BBC reporter, was June 28th forcibly removed from her Cairo home by plain-clothes police, separated from her husband, and placed on a plane to Beirut. Her…

Piksel appoints Malcher as VP Market Development

Piksel, a global player in building successful online video businesses, has announced the appointment of Clive Malcher to the position of Vice President of Market Development. Malcher joins Piksel from…

SpotX Nordics appoints ITV’s Byrne

SpotX, the video inventory management platform for premium publishers and broadcasters, is expanding its operations to the Nordic region with the opening of a new office in Sweden and the…

Europe Cable revenue up 7%

Europe Cable revenue up 7%

The cable industry is growing, with total revenues up 7.1 per cent year on year based on IHS statistics released by Cable Europe at the annual Cable Congress in Warsaw.…

Netflix pioneer takes over MoviePass

Twenty years after helping found Netflix, Mitch Lowe has taken over as chief executive officer at MoviePass, a five-year old company that offers an all-you-can-watch subscription service for US cinemas.…

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