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Discovery and Scripps talk merger again

Discovery and Scripps talk merger again

Not for the first time, but once again, Discovery Communications and Scripps Networks Interactive are talking about merging their broadcasting assets. Although it is by no means certain that a…

BBC Worldwide improvements

BBC Worldwide improvements

BBC Worldwide – the commercial arm of the Corporation – has revealed its financial results for 2016/17, showing an increase in both headline sales and headline profits, and sustaining cash…

BBC transparency isn’t HD

A nervous BBC struck a hurried deal with then Culture Secretary John Whitingdale (remember him?), because it would rather get a frozen licence fee than risk trying to justify legally…

BBC reveals top stars’ pay

BBC reveals top stars’ pay

In tandem with publishing its Annual Report for 2016/17, the BBC has disclosed the amounts paid to staff and talent over £150,000 (€170,000) from the licence fee in the last…

Croatia plans switch to DVB-T2 in 2019

Croatia is planning to switch free-to-air terrestrial TV broadcasting from the DVB-T to the DVB-T2 standard in 2019. According to the Croatian Agency for Postal and Electronic Communications (Hakom), the…

SES expectations trimmed; Eutelsat more positive

On July 28th, both of Europe’s major satellite operators unveil their results. SES will reveal its half-year numbers and Eutelsat its full-year figures. The event has prompted equity analyst Sami Kassab…

Intelsat leadership appointments

Intelsat, the specialist in integrated satellite communications, has announced three new leadership appointments expected to drive product development, innovation and growth for the organisation and its customers. Under the new…

Netflix adds record subs in Q2

Netflix adds record subs in Q2

Netflix saw its share price rocket 11 per cent on July 17th to an all-time high of $179 (€155) at one point, helped by impressive subscriber numbers. Netflix told the…

Sandvine, Procera to merge in C$562m deal

Network policy control solutions provider Sandvine has entered into an arrangement agreement with PNI Canada Acquireco Corp, an affiliate of Francisco Partners and subscriber and network intelligence provider Procera Networks…

MTG Q2 operating income up 9%

Modern Times Group (MTG) has reported Q2 sales of SEK 4,246 million (€444.15m) with 5 per cent organic growth. The Swedish broadcasting group operating income up 9 per cent to…