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BBC boost for HbbTV

BBC boost for HbbTV

The BBC, working in collaboration with Freeview, Digital UK and the DTG, has announced that it intends to accelerate the adoption of international standards around interactive TV in the UK…

Brexit: Risks for TV subs

The UK’s vote to leave the European Union could have dramatic consequences for the country’s pay-TV viewers. With an exit from the EU would come the abandonment of the various…

Brexit: Industry reaction

A number of TV and content industry players have shared their views on the UK electorate’s decision to leave the European Union. and potential implications for the media industry Law…

Phillips named BBC Entertainment chief

The BBC has named Kate Phillips as the new controller of entertainment commissioning. She will take up the role from September 5th. She will be responsible for overseeing the likes…

Google Fiber to acquire Webpass

Google Fiber to acquire Webpass

Google Fiber has entered into an agreement to acquire San Francisco-based Internet Service Provider Webpass. In a blog post, Charles Barr, President Webpass said that Google Fiber and Webpass share…

Hispasat revenues up 8.7%

Madrid-based satellite operator Hispasat reported a growth in revenue of 8.7 per cent at €219.6 million, and its General Shareholder Meeting on June 22nd decided to pay out €12.5 million…

FAA approves drone use for filming

The USA’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is to approve the use of small ‘drones’ for use in Hollywood filming projects. The new rules will come in this coming August, and…

MPAA attacks Digital Single Market

MPAA attacks Digital Single Market

Senator Chris Dodd, Chairman and CEO of the Motion Picture Association of America, has called on the global film community to stand united in response to a European Commission proposal…

Brazil’s Oi goes bust

Brazilian telco Oi has filed for the local version of Chapter 11. The bankruptcy is the largest-ever in Brazilian history, and badly affected most other leading Brazilian companies which have…

SES starts fight back

SES held its annual ‘Capital Markets Day’ on June 21st, talking to analysts about the company’s current state of business and prospects for the future. Evidently it went reasonably well.…