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SiriusXM surges 5% on solid numbers

Pay-radio operator SiriusXM enjoyed a 5 per cent boost to its share price following impressive Q2 results, and helped by a net gain of 587,000 subscribers, or typically 6000 a…

APT in j-v with Chinese for global broadband

APT Satellite, of Hong Kong, is linking with mainland Chinese investors to start building a global broadband satellite system. APT already operates the Apstar broadband system which serves Asia and…

Openreach escapes sell-off

Openreach escapes sell-off

Openreach, BT’s infrastructure business, has escaped being split from the telco under detailed plans proposed by regulator Ofcom to make digital communications work for everyone, but faces major reform, with…

Openreach: BT and industry response

In response to Ofcom’s proposals to make Openreach more accountable, BT confirmed it had volunteered “significant” governance changes to further increase the independence and transparency of the unit. It believes these…

UK takes a bullet for BT

A number of headlines today advise that BT has dodged a bullet as Ofcom has not forced it to sell Openreach. The market agrees, and BT shares picked up 3…

Vivendi-Mediaset deal off the rails

There remain “significant differences” as far as Vivendi is concerned over its proposed agreement with Mediaset. Vivendi, in a statement June 26th, said it still wanted to come to an…

TF1: A warning for linear TV

France’s Number 1 commercial broadcaster TF1 is having a torrid time. Six or more months ago it might have blamed the ‘economic downturn’ then badly affecting the nation. But the…

Orange Q2 sales stutter

Orange Q2 sales stutter

Orange’s sales recovery stuttered in Q2 as competition in the French mobile-phone market weighed on wireless revenue, offsetting increasing demand for broadband services. Sales were little changed at just over…

South Korea picks ATSC 3.0 for UHD

South Korea has selected the ATSC 3.0 standard for the country’s ultra-high-definition television broadcasting set to launch in February 2017. The Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning said it…

BBC Worldwide appoints Mukaddam GM of CEE

BBC Worldwide has announced the appointment of Salim Mukaddam as General Manager and Vice President, Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). Mukaddam’s new role will have responsibility for Content Sales, Formats…