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MPA: No single tool to fix piracy

MPA: No single tool to fix piracy

According to Stan McCoy, President and Managing Director, MPA EMEA – the European arm of the Motion Picture Association of America – there isn’t one tool that will fix online…

Time Warner adds subs

Time Warner adds subs

Time Warner Cable reported an increase of 21,000 basic video subscribers in the first quarter ahead of its$78.7 billion merger with Charter Communications. Revenue increased 7.2 per cent (the best…

Mexico’s Televisa wants Megacable

Bloomberg is reporting that Mexico’s media giant Televisa is looking to buy Megacable Holdings, one of its main rivals in pay-TV in Mexico. The green light has reportedly been given…

Viacom profit as sales fall

The weakest performer in the US media sector and embroiled in a lawsuit that challenges the competency of main owner Sumner Redstone, Viacom managed to report a March quarter profit…

SFR to launch 5 sport channels, one in 4K

SFR has confirmed that it will launch five new sports channels, including one premium, one dedicated to multi sports, one for extreme sports, one for sports news (operated by NextRadio…

SintecMedia MBO

SintecMedia, a provider of broadcast management software, has announced that SintecMedia’s management team and Francisco Partners, a global technology-focused private equity firm, have acquired SintecMedia from its existing shareholders, including…

Discovery takes stake in RugbyPass

Discovery Communications has confirmed an agreement to acquire a minority stake in RugbyPass – a digital content platform that reaches rugby fans across 23 Asian markets. To further boost the…

KIPCO revenues up 13%

Kuwait’s KIPCO conglomerate, which amongst other investments owns a major (60.5 million) stake in Dubai’s pay-TV operator OSN, saw its Q1 profits jump 13 per cent, with a net profit…

Doordarshan to ‘sell’ primetime slots

India’s public broadcaster Doordarshan (DD) is trying a new strategy to win viewers on its DD National channel. According to India’s Minister of State at the Ministry of Information &…

EPIX cable boss in $8m theft charge

Emil Rensing, chief digital officer at EPIX, has been charged with wire fraud over an alleged $8 million theft from the premium TV channel. Cable TV broadcast network EPIX, owned…