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UK creatives warn of SVoD skills impact

UK creatives warn of SVoD skills impact

Research from Creative Skillset, the UK industry skills body for the screen-based creative industries, reveals the impact on the UK’s High End Television (HETV) production sector from the recent growth…

Sky’s Davey: ‘TV’s Golden Age just getting started’

Sky’s Davey: ‘TV’s Golden Age just getting started’

The golden age of television is just getting started, according to Gary Davey, Managing Director, Content at Sky. Writing an Opinion piece in The Daily Telegraph, Davey says there has…

Murdoch investor arrested

Murdoch investor arrested

Billionaire and philanthropist Prince Alwaleed bin Talal has been arrested as part of a Saudi Arabian-led anti-corruption drive. Senior Saudi sources confirmed the arrest late on November 4th. Another high-profile…

Openreach FTTP ambition welcomed

The UK’s Communications Providers have welcomed the ambition of Openreach, the infrastructure subsidiary of BT, to build a large-scale Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network across the country, with the company’s CEO suggesting…

Netflix plans $1.6bn bond sale

Netflix is planning to raise another $1.6bn (€1.36bn) from investors to finance new content and make new acquisitions. The video streaming giant plans to spend up to $8 billion on…

Samsung invests in Pluto TV

Pluto TV, the free Internet television service in the US, has received $5 million in funding from Samsung Venture Investment Corporation, the venture capital arm of the Samsung Group, with…

33,000+ young people caught without TV Licence

33,000+ young people caught without TV Licence

More than 33,000 young people between the ages of 18 and 25 were caught watching live TV or BBC programmes on iPlayer without a TV Licence in the past year,…

Simplestream receives £500,000 additional financing

Simplestream, specialist in live and on-demand OTT TV services, has received a £500,000 (€0.56m) finance package from Clydesdale and Yorkshire Bank’s Growth Finance team to assist with further investment and…

Blend Media raises a further £1.5m

Blend Media, a 360˚ video and VR specialist that is working with Facebook among others, has closed a third round of funding, securing £1.5 million (€1.7m) and bringing total investment…

Paywizard secures new investment

Paywizard, the subscription, billing and customer relationship management (CRM) specialist, has secured new funding from existing investors to build on momentum from major new client signings and the launch of…

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