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UK IPO issues Kodi box guidance

UK IPO issues Kodi box guidance

The UK’s Intellectual Property Office (IPO) has issued guidance on illicit streaming devices (ISDs) aimed at helping consumers understand why so called ‘Kodi’ and other illegal IPTV set-top boxes and…

Fox sets up ethics oversight

In the aftermath of the sexual harassment scandal at Fox News, 21st Century Fox has made a settlement with a shareholder that is intended to overhaul the workplace culture at…

India’s Bharti Airtel silent on Tata merger

Some of India’s over-supplied DTH players have been talking merger and acquisition for well over a year. One major player, Bharti Airtel, which operates the Airtel Digital TV DTH platform…

UKTV appoints Basterfield as CFO

UKTV, has appointed Mary Basterfield as Chief Financial Officer. Sitting on the Executive Board and reporting to the Chief Executive, she will be responsible for all financial decision-making at the…

ProSiebenSat.1 CEO stepping down

ProSiebenSat.1 CEO stepping down

German broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1 has confirmed that CEO Thomas Ebeling will leave his position in February. The news comes just following last week’s profit warning, and after Ebeling apologised for disparaging…

DVB Oks latest UHD specs

DVB Oks latest UHD specs

At the 87th meeting of the DVB Steering Board (SB) important revisions and updates for three DVB specifications were approved. This development marks the completion of the current generation of…

Telco revenues for EU Top 10 €51bn in Q2

According to Dataxis analysis, Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone and Telefonica, are the leading telecom groups in Europe in term of revenues for the second quarter of 2017. The revenues of the…

Inmarsat ‘rescued’ by Emirates order

November is proving to be a challenging month for London-based satellite giant Inmarsat. On October 20th its share price stood at £6.23.  Go back a little to August 21st and…

Comcast eyeing Fox deal?

Comcast eyeing Fox deal?

Following the news that Disney had held talks regarding the potential acquisition of 21st Century Fox’s major television and movie production assets, reports have emerged that US media giant Comcast…

FCC approves Next Gen TV plan

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approved (in a 3:2 vote) voluntary use by broadcasters of the new ATSC 3.0 advanced TV transmission scheme for the USA. The FCC, in its…