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Deutsche Telekom adds 65,000 IPTV subs in Q4


Deutsche Telekom has reported that Q4 2014 EBITDA rose 9.5 per cent to €4.44 billion, driven by its US business. It expects adjusted EBITDA to rise almost 4 per cent to around €18.3 billion at constant currencies this year compared with 2014. Last year’s growth was 0.8 per cent. The telco saw 65,000 new customers for its IPTV platform Entertain […]

Comcast Chief: “2014 a great year financially”


Comcast has reported results for the quarter and year ended December 31st 2014. Brian L. Roberts, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Comcast Corporation, said, “2014 was a great year financially, operationally, and strategically for Comcast NBCUniversal. We continued to execute incredibly well as we accelerated our innovation, launched new products, and brought amazing films, shows and theme park attractions […]

DISH sheds 63,000 pay-TV subs in Q4

US satellite TV provider DISH Network has reported a rise in its earnings for the fourth quarter. Net income attributable to the company came in at $409.9 million up from $288 million in the same period a year ago. DISH Network revenue climbed 4 per cent to $3.68 billion. For the full year, the company activated around 2.601 million gross […]

SES explains 4K expectations

Last week’s post-results analyst’s teleconference revealed a few important points about satellite operator SES and what it expects to happen in terms of 4K broadcasting this year and next. SES CEO Karin Michel Sabbagh told analysts that they were in ongoing conversations as regards their client’s expectations regarding 4K/UHD transmissions, and not least in terms of the audience size for […]

OSN “on course for revenue increases”

OSN’s majority owner Kuwaiti financial conglomerate KIPCO reported its end-of-year numbers on February 21st, and saying that KIPCO had seen operating profits rise 26 per cent during 2014 from $451 million to $567 million. Faisal Al Ayyar, KIPCO’s vice-chair said it was KIPCO’s 23 successive year of reporting profits. KIPCO owns 60.5 per cent of Panther Media Group, a joint […]

SES exceeds target numbers

Satellite operator SES turned in better than expected numbers for its 2014 trading year, with revenues up 4 per cent (at constant foreign exchange rates) at €1.91 billion, and profits up 6 per cent at €600 million. Transponder utilisation during Q4 was up 1.3 per cent at 81.1 per cent. Net profit for the year rose €35 million to €603.4 […]

DirecTV feels LatAm squeeze


DirecTV reported fourth quarter 2014 revenues increased 4 per cent to $8.92 billion and operating profit decreased to $1.26 billion compared to last year’s fourth quarter. “Our fourth quarter results, although marked by challenging macroeconomic conditions in Latin America and a conscious decision to reinvest in our US business, capped off another strong year of operations for DirecTV. In Latin […]

Arris ‘headwinds and Horizon’

Arris expects earnings in the first quarter of 2015 to come in below Wall Street as as M&A activity involving some of its top Comcast, Time Warner Cable, DirecTV and AT&T means caution on spending. Also telco clients are using their cash for spectrum auctions. The company updated that Q4 revenues were $1.26 billion, up from $1.19 billion in the […]

TF1 ad sales down in Q4

France’s largest private broadcaster, TF1, saw Q4 advertising sales down 1.2 per cent at €482.4 million. Operating profit fell 20.6 per cent to €84.7 million. The company, which is home to France’s top-rated channel, said it believes the ad market will rebound as the French economy stabilises. However, it noted that despite being the number one network in the country, […]

Discovery boosted by international


Discovery Communications has reported financial results for the full year and fourth quarter ended December 31st 2014. “The healthy performance of our core business coupled with increasing contributions from our recent strategic acquisitions led to another year of solid operational and financial results and increasing capital returns in 2014,” said David Zaslav, President and Chief Executive Officer of Discovery Communications. “Despite […]

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