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Eutelsat JV with ViaSat

ViaSat of California is the hugely successful high-speed satellite broadband service with some 660,000 paying subscribers. It owns and operates the Exide Internet service provider. It has linked with Paris-based…

Telefónica sets up Telxius

The Spanish telco Telefónica has created Telxius, a new global company which brings together its fibre optic and aerials network aimed at providing services to other operators. The move forms part…

Star Wars delivers Disney record quarter

Star Wars delivers Disney record quarter

The Walt Disney Company has reported record quarterly earnings of $2.9 billion (€2.6bn) for its first fiscal quarter ended January 2nd 2016 compared to $2.2 billion for the prior-year quarter.…

Channel 4 increases Film4 funding

Channel 4 Chief Executive David Abraham and Director of Film4 David Kosse have announced a major boost to the corporation’s commitment to film, increasing the funding budget of Film4 from…

Report: FTTH solutions available now

Britain is ignoring true FTTH solutions which are available now without going through BT, according to a report from Anglo-Italian cable manufacturer and global supplier Tratos. The Report – Britain’s…

Meltdown at Viacom

Viacom’s shares crashed a worrying 21.5 per cent on February 9th following on from a troubling set of results and not helped by recent succession worries. Analysts at MoffettNathanson Research…

Coalition files anti-Mega Cable submission

Following two meetings held with the Federal Communications Commission on February 5th, the Stop Mega Cable Coalition – a diverse group of public interest groups, media and telecommunications businesses, programmers,…

Improved outlook at Telenor

Improved outlook at Telenor

The successful launch of Telenor Satellite’s latest satellite, Thor-7, last April was the catalyst for helping revenues grow (up 5 per cent) at the Norwegian operator. The company says the…

Donuts, MPAA partner to fight online piracy

Donuts, the largest operator of new domain name extensions, and the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) have agreed an initiative they say will help ensure that websites using domains…

US copyright advocacy group calls for trade initiatives

The US’s leading creative industries, whose products and services are fostered and protected by copyright laws, has called on the US Government to leverage US trade agreements and other trade…