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SES raises cash to buy O3b

Satellite operator SES is raising about €1 billion in order to complete its purchase of O3b (a ‘next generation’ satellite constellation serving the ‘other 3 billion’ unserved and underserved broadband…

EU frees up 700 MHz for mobile broadband

The EU Council has adopted a general approach on a draft decision aimed at boosting broadband services. The 700 MHz band, which offers high speeds and extensive coverage, would be…

TRACE appoints US Chief

Global youth brand and urban media group TRACE has moved closer to the launch of TRACE Play in the US with the key appointment of Kenyatta Slade as CEO of…

EC Digital Single Market: Industry reaction

A number of broadcast industry trade bodies and observers have commented on the European Commission’s Digital Single Market proposals. Cable Europe welcomed the proposal to amend the Audiovisual Media Services…

Portugal names FTA sport events

Portugal names FTA sport events

The Portuguese government has released a list of sporting events of public interest that must be transmitted live on free-to-air TV. The so-called “listed events” includes one match per week…

Bullish forecasts for Intelsat’s EPIC

Intelsat’s first ‘EPIC’ satellite (IS-29e) was only launched at the end of January, but CEO Stephen Spengler says it is already well on its way to filling up despite its…

MTG invests in Engage Sports Media

MTG invests in Engage Sports Media

MTG has acquired 22 per cent of Engage Sports Media (ESM) with the option to increase its shareholding in the future. ESM enables premium sports rights owners to digitalise and…

Ad regulation focuses on online

Figures published as part of the Committee of Advertising Practice’s (CAP’s) annual report show the changing landscape of advertising regulation continues to be dominated by online ads, with the number of…

New EC rules: Quotas for Netflix, Prime

New EC rules: Quotas for Netflix, Prime

The European Commission has proposed an update of EU audiovisual rules to create a fairer environment for all players, promote European films, protect children and tackle hate speech better, as…

Viacom’s Dauman tells staff to ‘stay calm’

Viacom has been making near-daily headline news for the wrong reasons with many in the company and entertainment industry generally being focused on a sordid series of legal claims and…

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