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Community Channel now owned by the community

The UK’s Community Channel has been bought through a crowd-funding scheme which attracted almost £400,000 (€336k) in donations. Its backers say it is the first supporter-owned TV channel in the…

Italy switches off TV pirates

Italy has been plagued for more than 10 years by dozens of unlicensed Italian pirate broadcasters. Indeed, they have been on air for so long that they have become part…

TF1 takes MinuteBuzz stake

The TF1 group has announced the acquisition of a majority interest in the capital of MinuteBuzz, French millennials’ favourite social platform with 9 million subscribers and 2 billion videos viewed…

Broadband Forum seeks virtualisation consensus

The Broadband Forum has announced the first steps have been taken to form a new industry connectivity and virtualisation committee of global service providers which will resolve how connectivity and…

Dish TV takes extra 5% of Videocon d2h

A week ago Essel Group-backed Indian DTH broadcaster Dish TV agreed a merger plan with rival Videocon d2h. Now it has emerged that Dish will buy an additional 5 per…

PEMRA bans 11 “Christian” channels

Pakistan’s media regulator PEMRA has reportedly banned “at least” 11 TV channels alleged to be broadcasting Christian content on the nation’s cable distribution systems. Last month PEMRA completely proscribed all…

Analysts: “Sky Mobile not a game changer”

Sky’s new mobile service for the UK is being billed as the “most flexible” in the country with a key benefit the retention of unused data; “for the first time ever  in the UK) mobile…

Portugal’s Sport TV losses more than double

Portugal’s Sport TV losses more than double

Portuguese premium sports network Sport TV closed the first nine months of 2016 with a net loss of €15.5 million, compared to a negative €6.9 million one year earlier. The…

SiriusXM settles copyright row for $99m

SiriusXM settles copyright row for $99m

SiriusXM, the satellite subscription radio, is to pay up to $99 million to settle a group of lawsuits over a music copyright issue for recordings made before 1972. Federal copyright…

SintecMedia acquires Operative Media

Operative Media, a global player in digital advertising business management solutions for major media companies, has revealed that the company will be acquired by SintecMedia, a portfolio company of Francisco…