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MPs: BBC governance needs radical overhaul

A report from the UK House of Commons Culture, Media and Sport Committee on the BBC Charter review says the BBC is an “extraordinary national and global institution” with a “vast…

Channel 4 increases Film4 funding

Channel 4 Chief Executive David Abraham and Director of Film4 David Kosse have announced a major boost to the corporation’s commitment to film, increasing the funding budget of Film4 from…

Report: FTTH solutions available now

Britain is ignoring true FTTH solutions which are available now without going through BT, according to a report from Anglo-Italian cable manufacturer and global supplier Tratos. The Report – Britain’s…

TV Licensing reveals top non-payment excuses

Parrots, microwave ovens and the King of Scotland feature in the list of implausible excuses for not having a TV Licence given over the last year. Many from the list…

UK manufacturers warn of digital infrastructure threat

Britain’s place at the forefront of the fourth industrial revolution is at risk through lack of Government planning for a world class digital infrastructure according to the body representing UK…

New UK homes to have superfast broadband

The government has worked with Openreach – BT’s local access network business – and the Home Builders Federation (HBF) on an agreement which aims to deliver superfast broadband connectivity to…

Sky backs InCrowd

Sky has invested £0.3 million (€0.396m) in mobile fan engagement and sports marketing company InCrowd. The investment in the UK-based company follows a series of Sky partnerships with pioneering technology…

Execs: ‘Online BBC Three will nurture talent’

In advance of its move from a linear channel to online, with switchover set for February 16th, BBC executives have revealed details of new and continuing content on the service.…

iROKO closes on $19m content and capital deals

African mobile entertainment and Internet TV company, iROKO, has agreed multiple deals totalling $19 million, both in content development and in capital funding. French media giant Canal+, together with existing…

Sky invests in ad analytics firm DataXu

Sky has invested $10 million (€9.25m) in DataXu, a provider of programmatic marketing analytics, data management and media activation software. According to Sky, the investment is the latest example of…

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