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Orange satellite success

Orange France has reported a 66 per cent growth in pay-TV customers across its IPTV and satellite platforms in Europe last year, rising from 1.2 million at the end of…

Sky: "C4 screwed itself up"

BskyB has bluntly blamed C4 for bieng the architect of its own demise. In an unforgiving response to comms minister Lord Carter's interim Digital Report, it claims Channel 4 has…

Wall out at UKTV

Malcolm Wall, the chief executive of Virgin Media’s content business, is leaving the business. His departure comes as Virgin Media is said to be preparing for the sell-off of its…

SBS drags on Sat 1

German broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1 cut its 2008 dividend and initiated a new cost-saving programme after its SBS arm and poor advertising markets propelled it to a net loss. The company said…

ITV in free fall

ITV the UK commercial channel has reported a worse than expected loss of £2.7bn (E3bn) after massive write downs on its assets. Its operating profit was £167m down 41% on…

Stringer takes all Sony top slots

Howard Stringer, Sony chief executive officer, will replace Ryoji Chubachi as president in a move to give the C.E.O. a freer hand in restructuring the struggling electronics giant. Mr. Stringer,…

Yahoo executive joins BBC

John Linwood, who left his senior executive role at Yahoo last month, will join the BBC as its new chief technology officer. Linwood will be responsible for maintenance of the…

Premiere slumps on Kirch return

Shares in Premiere slumped as it emerged its former owner Leo Kirch had won the rights to market Bundesliga football for the next six years. Kirch, now aged 81, saw…

Nagra OpenTV offer

The Kudelski Group, owner of Nagravision, has announced its 2008 annual results. It says the introduction of new generation security solutions at several Digital TV accounts together with the migration…

Pace profits up

UK set-top box maker Pace said strong demand for high-definition pay TV helped it beat market expectations for 2008 and significantly raise expectations for 2009. The company, which makes devices…