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ProSiebenSat.1 CEO stepping down

ProSiebenSat.1 CEO stepping down

German broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1 has confirmed that CEO Thomas Ebeling will leave his position in February. The news comes just following last week’s profit warning, and after Ebeling apologised for disparaging…

DVB Oks latest UHD specs

DVB Oks latest UHD specs

At the 87th meeting of the DVB Steering Board (SB) important revisions and updates for three DVB specifications were approved. This development marks the completion of the current generation of…

Telco revenues for EU Top 10 €51bn in Q2

According to Dataxis analysis, Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone and Telefonica, are the leading telecom groups in Europe in term of revenues for the second quarter of 2017. The revenues of the…

Inmarsat ‘rescued’ by Emirates order

November is proving to be a challenging month for London-based satellite giant Inmarsat. On October 20th its share price stood at £6.23.  Go back a little to August 21st and…

Comcast eyeing Fox deal?

Comcast eyeing Fox deal?

Following the news that Disney had held talks regarding the potential acquisition of 21st Century Fox’s major television and movie production assets, reports have emerged that US media giant Comcast…

FCC approves Next Gen TV plan

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approved (in a 3:2 vote) voluntary use by broadcasters of the new ATSC 3.0 advanced TV transmission scheme for the USA. The FCC, in its…

Let the M&A musical chairs begin

Is 21st Century Fox in play? Absolutely. Who’s playing who is a more complicated question. Two weeks ago, the news was of discussions with Disney about selling TV assets. Now…

Vivendi on the mend

Vivendi on the mend

French media conglomerate Vivendi enjoyed a significant uptick in its Q3 and 9-months revenues. Q3 revenues rose 2.7 per cent to €3.184 billion. Its 9-month picture was also greatly improved…

TVSquared acquires wywy

TVSquared, a specialist in TV measurement and optimisation, has acquired wywy, a provider of real-time spot-detection technology, headquartered in Germany. The acquisition also marks the opening of TVSquared’s Munich office,…

BBC buying out Scripps at UKTV?

The BBC’s commercial division is looking at stumping up £500 million (€560m) to take full control of its UKTV joint-venture with Scripps Networks Interactive, according to a report in The…

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