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Orange unveils content initiatives

Orange unveils content initiatives

French multi-play operator Orange has announced a series of content initiatives and a strengthening of its partnership with pay-TV platform Canal+ designed to bolster their competitive response to emergent market…

Starz Play Arabia raises $125m in funding

Starz Play, the on-demand video streaming service in the MENA region, has raised a total of $125 million (€109.6m) since inception, including new 2017 commitments from leading global industry investors…

VR dealmakers invested over $800m in Q2

Augmented reality and virtual reality (AR/VR) dealmakers invested over $800 million (€705m) in Q2 2017, after a quieter first quarter. This rounded out over $2 billion invested across 27 AR/VR sectors…

BBC £34m investment in children’s content

BBC Director-General Tony Hall has announced that the Corporation will spend an additional £34 million (€38.7m) on content and services for children over the next three years, describing it as…

UK pledges £400m for ultra-fast broadband

The UK government has launched a £400 million (€455m) infrastructure fund to further investment in ‘full-fibre’ broadband. The aim is to offer speeds of up to one gigabit per second…

Sky invests in Circle Media Labs

Sky has made a $2 million (€1.75m) equity investment in Circle Media Labs, an early-stage technology company specialising in connected devices. Sky said the investment would provide it with additional…

MUSO raises £2.5m Series A funding

Content protection and data-analytics solutions specialist MUSO has raised £2.5 million (€2.8m) in Series A funding from Harwell Capital. The investment will be used to expand the company’s current capabilities…

Sky takes V-Nova stake

Sky takes V-Nova stake

Pan-European broadcaster Sky is taking a minority equity stake in video compression solutions provider V-Nova. The value of the investment is £4.5 million (€5.2m). In a stock market announcement on…

Deutsche Telekom: €2bn European 5G investment

Deutsche Telekom has indicated that an overall total of between €300 and €500 billion will be invested in deploying 5G in Europe. The 5G PPP is leading 5G research in…

Spain: Supreme Court backs RTVE tax

Spain: Supreme Court backs RTVE tax

The Spanish Supreme Court has ruled that private pay-TV, FTA TV and telco operators must finance the public broadcaster RTVE via a government-imposed financial tax, rejecting various appeals against the…