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Virgin Media buying Arqiva hotspot business

Virgin Media is reportedly about to close a deal to buy UK-based Arqiva’s WiFi distribution business. Arqiva, according to the FT, has some 27,000 hotspots covering hotel rooms, airline lounges…

TV giants look to 8K

Ultra-HD/4K is hardly mass-market just yet, but already many industry players are looking to the ‘next big thing’ in TV’s never-ending road to higher resolution. Now, Japan’s public broadcaster NHK,…

Vivendi targets €300m Canal+ cuts

Vivendi is reported as planning €300m of cuts at Canal Plus in a 2018 turnaround target for the loss making French pay-TV unit. The French media and content group plans…

Mediaset: ‘Vivendi subjective and biased’ on deal

The battle over the April deal between the European media groups continues as Mediaset rejects Vivendi’s position on the aborted agreement between the pair in the strongest terms. The Italian…

EE to bundle Apple Music

BT’s mobile arm EE is to bundle Apple Music with mobile contracts in a move designed to increase subscriber loyalty and help the iPhone maker’s music streaming app challenge Spotify.…

Google cuts fiber

Google is said to be preparing to cut half the staff of Google Fiber as it turns its attention to wireless technologies. According US reports Alphabet – the Google holding…

Liberty Media in F1 ownership race

Reports have surfaced that John Malone’s Liberty Media is seeking to take control of Formula One motor racing, with Sky News reporting that it is in detailed talks with F1’s…

Videocon d2h expects extra 2.5m subs

Indian DTH operator Videocon d2h says it expects to add 2.5 million gross new subscribers this fiscal year. Videocon d2h launched its TV service in 2010 and rapidly grew, within…

Vice’s Smith ‘digital media crisis coming’

Vice’s Smith ‘digital media crisis coming’

Despite his own Vice Media’s massive success, Shane Smith used the MacTaggart Lecture at the Edinburgh TV Festival to warned there was a crisis coming in the media industry with…

RTL Q2 revenues slide

RTL Q2 revenues slide

European broadcast giant RTL has reported a 2 per cent decline in Q2 sales due to lower revenues at production unit FremantleMedia and competition for advertising revenue from the UEFA…

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