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Grade calls for C4 to be funded by licence fee

Grade calls for C4 to be funded by licence fee

Michael Grade, the former head of Channel 4, has called for the group to be funded by the BBC licence fee, “to repair a broadcasting model that is fast breaking…

TV Everywhere invests in KLipcorp

TV technology development and investment company TV Everywhere has announced an investment in KLipcorp, a company specialising in IP protection in the digital age. KLipcorp assist clients such as leading…

Lagardere predicts Canal Plus IPO

Lagardere predicts Canal Plus IPO

French media group Lagardere will sell its stake in pay-TV group Canal+ France in an initial public offering (IPO) in spring 2011, its Chief Financial Officer Dominique d’Hinnin has stated.…

Motorola backs BlackArrow ad targeting

BlackArrow, a company that provides advertising products for “new TV” platforms, has raised funding from Motorola through its investment arm, Motorola Ventures. The company says that the investment is an…

Eutelsat key investor will stay aboard

Paris-based The Strategic Investment Fund, Eutelsat’s second largest shareholder with a 25 per cent stake, said yesterday that it had no intention to withdraw from the satellite operator. “The performance…

PrimaCom acquired by lenders in debt-for-equity swap

The lenders of German cable operator PrimaCom have confirmed that they have taken over the company in a debt-for-equity swap. In exchange for writing down PrimaCom’s loans, the lenders –…

Zee News growth

Earlier this week it was India’s Dish TV that was making headlines with its plan to raise another $200 million of capital. Today it is another Subhash Chandra-linked operation, Zee…

India’s Dish TV raising $200m in new equity

Subhash Chandra’s Dish TV pay-TV operation in India is to raise $200 million in order to fund expansion. Dish TV is India’s largest DTH broadcaster. Dish TV has already tabled…

BBC Trust bargains for life

The future of the BBC Trust appears to have been safeguarded by agreeing  the new licence fee settlement agreed as part of the spending review. The Department for Culture, Media…

Media legacy future for Olympic Centres

Senior officials responsible for the post-2012 utilisation of the Press and Broadcast Centres at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London have confirmed their strong commitment to ensuring that the…