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Murdoch’s Sky bid referred to watchdog

Murdoch’s Sky bid referred to watchdog

Culture Secretary Karen Bradley has confirmed that 21st Century Fox’s proposed bid to acquire the remaining shares in Sky that it does not already own will be referred to competition…

Sky numbers trimmed by analyst

This hasn’t been the best of weeks for pay-TV giant Sky. The UK government decision to – probably – kick the planned acquisition by 21st Century Fox into the long…

Sky’s Darroch makes £16m in 2016

Sky’s Darroch makes £16m in 2016

Sky’s CEO Jeremy Darroch was paid more than £16 million (€17.9m) in the year to the end of June, despite the fall in annual profits in the UK business. Darroch’s…

Viacom accelerates expansion in Italy

Viacom accelerates expansion in Italy

Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN), a division of Viacom, has acquired a free-to-air digital terrestrial frequency in Italy (LCN 49) from Scripps Networks Interactive to launch a local version of…

VR Forum presents first guidelines at IBC

VR  Forum presents first guidelines at IBC

The Virtual Reality Industry Forum (VRIF) – formed to further the widespread availability of high quality audiovisual VR experiences for the benefit of consumers – has announced it will be…

Fox/Sky bid set for competition referral

Fox/Sky bid set for competition referral

Karen Bradley, the UK’s Culture Secretary has said she is minded to refer the bid by 21st Century Fox for the remainder of the shares in Sky to the Competition…

Fox and its non-fanciful foes

That sounds like some kind of fairy tale – and maybe that’s right; an old media magician tries to weave one last spell with a company named after a wild…

India cancels 19 TV licences

India’s Ministry of Information & Broadcasting (MIB) cancelled 19 television licences in the 5-week period between August 1st and September 5th. The cancellations take this year’s total to 216, AS…

EBU, DPP partner for standards, interoperability

The Digital Production Partnership (DPP) has entered into a formal partnership with the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) to drive the development of technical standards and the adoption of interoperability across…

Streamroot lands $3.2m in financing

Streamroot, pioneer in distributed OTT video delivery solutions, has secured an additional $3.2 million in funding, bringing the company’s total financing to $6 million. Contributions in this round came from…