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EU filmmakers warn of Single Market risks

On the occasion of the European Film Forum at the Cannes Film Festival, over 80 of Europe’s filmmakers have set out their vision for Europe’s policies on copyright and culture,…

Ovum: nbn leads regional broadband investment

nbn’s Fixed Wireless network has passed a key milestone with the service now available to 500,000 premises in regional and rural Australia. The milestone coincides with new research from UK…

GroupM content investment fund

Group M, the media investment group, has announced the launch of Motion Content Group, a new global content investment and rights management company, to meet the ever-growing market demand for…

UK VR firm raises $500m

UK VR firm raises $500m

Improbable, a London-based virtual reality firm, has raised $500 million (€460m) in one of the biggest investments in an early stage European technology business. Improbable was founded five years ago…

Intelsat + SoftBank plan at risk

Satellite operator Intelsat is looking to merge with Jersey-based OneWeb with help from Japanese media giant SoftBank. The deal needs Intelsat’s debt-holders to agree to new financial terms, and that…

Econet’s new TV service spending $1.2bn

Johannesburg-based Econet Media says it will invest around $1.19 billion over the next five years on acquiring exclusive TV content for its Kwese TV pay-TV platform. The news emerged via…

Opera invests $100m in Africa digital

Opera invests $100m in Africa digital

Opera, the developer of the most popular mobile browser in Africa, announced its plan to invest $100 million over the next two years to facilitate the growth of African digital…

Australia abolishes broadcasting licence fees

Australia’s Government has announced a comprehensive package of reforms that it suggests will improve the sustainability of Australia’s free-to-air broadcasting sector, support the creation of high quality Australian content and…

Isle of Man set for national TV channel

Isle of Man set for national TV channel

UK local TV licensee That’s Media Group has expressed interest in setting up a national TV channel on the Isle of Man. The announcement was made by Kent Walwin, Owner…

RTÉ’s Forbes: “Irish public media on precipice”

RTÉ’s Forbes: “Irish public media on precipice”

Dee Forbes, Director General of Raidió Teilifís Éireann (RTÉ), the national public service broadcaster of the Republic of Ireland, has delivered a strong defence of public service broadcasting, in particular…