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Amazon acquires Elemental

Amazon Web Services (AWS), the cloud technology infrastructure platform unit of Amazon, is to acquire software-defined video solutions specialist Elemental Technologies. The acquisition brings together Elemental’s leading video solutions with…

France could tax STBs

The French government has confirmed it will not expand the TV licence fee to smartphones and tablets, despite widespread rumours suggesting the opposite. French culture minister Fleur Pellerin made the…

Canal Plus “suffering”

French media giant Vivendi has released its Q2 numbers showing organic growth up 1.3 per cent, helped by solid growth in its music business (up +4.5 per cent).  But strip…

Net Insight acquires ScheduALL

In a strategic move to strengthen its market position in media service and workflow orchestration to match the needs of the broadcasting industry now and in the future, media transport…

AOL buys mobile ad Millennial Media

AOL is to acquire mobile advertising specialist Millennial Media. AOL says the deal will give it a platform for app monetisation and add more than 65,000 apps to its offering,…

Feltes, Denavaut in new satellite agency

Yves Feltes, for some 25 years one of SES’s most senior PR gurus, and Jacques Denavaut, who was VP/Corporate Communications at Arianespace for a similar length of time, are working…

Netflix, Amazon join Open Media alliance

Netflix, Amazon join Open Media alliance

Seven leading Internet companies have formed the Alliance for Open Media – an open-source project that will develop next-generation media formats, codecs and technologies in the public interest. The Alliance’s…

Orange, Vodafone attack Telefonica ‘pay-TV monopoly’

Orange and Vodafone have accused Telefonica of a monopoly in the pay-TV business with the acquisition of Canal Plus bringing it to 80 per cent of the market. The CEO…

Fashion One launches UHD channel

Satellite communication services provider MEASAT Satellite Systems and New York-based fashion, entertainment and lifestyle television network Fashion One Television have launched what they say is the first English language Ultra…

Star TV worth $11 billion

Rupert Murdoch is sitting on a potential gold mine in terms of 21st Century Fox’s investments in India, says a report from Morgan Stanley. The bank’s “Fair Market Value” report…

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