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ITV boosted by online revenues


Total revenues at ITV are up 7 per cent to £1.225 billion (€1.45bn). Online, Pay & Interactive revenues were up 20 per cent to £67 million whilst total ITV Studios revenues rose 2 per cent to £402 million. ITV said it delivered a ‘good’ performance in the first half of the year with revenue growth across the business and double […]

Sirius-XM continues to grow


US pay-radio operators Sirius-XM saw its Q2 paid-for subscribers grow 5 per cent y-o-y to 26.3 million. And the prospects look good helped by 7.3 million potential subs enjoying a free trial. In cash terms this translated to EBITDA growth for Q2 reaching a record $370 million, up an impressive 31 percent on the same period a year ago. Q2 […]

Orange Q2 subs up, revenues down

France’s Orange has reported 6.77 million IPTV and satellite customers in the first quarter of the year, an increase of 9.8 per cent year-on-year. Within France it had 5.78 million IPTV and satellite subscribers in France in Q2, up 8.5 per cent year-on-year from 5.32 million in Q2 2013. Its Polish IPTV and satellite customer base came in at 720,000, […]

Pace predicts strong year


Pace used its interims to predict a strong year. The British STB manufacturer said YoY it was producing more profit on lower turnover with revenue down 13.6 per cent to $1,139 billion but gross profit up 5.4 per cent to $245.8 million. Adjusted EBITA was $106.3 million against $96.7 million last time. Profit after was up 9.3 per cent to […]

Sky Italia €8m half-year losses


Sky Italia ended the period to June 2014 with losses of €8 million, after being in the red for €38 million the previous year, according to data from BSkyB on the creation of Sky Europe Revenues fall to €2.846 billion from €2.911 billion the previous year. The adjusted EBITDA went up to €312 million from €285 million in June 2013. […]

Kipco’s media numbers up 35%

Kuwait’s Kipco Projects Co reported a 20 per cent rise in overall profits at the half-year stage, and states that its growth trends are “a positive indication of the performance we expect for 2014.” And it seems Kipco’s media-related investments are contributing handsomely to that overall picture. During the previous quarter-year Kipco said its media investments had improved their net […]

SES: “Robust first-half”

There were two distinct stories in satellite operator SES’s first-half results (to June 30). All of its key metrics were in very positive territory, but currency fluctuations took their toll. For example, overall revenues were up from €910.5 million to €938.9 million, a 3.1 per cent improvement. But had there been constant exchange rates, the growth would have been expressed […]

BSkyB’s “strong performance” for 2014

BSkyB’s 12-months (to June 30) results were perhaps overshadowed by the news of its planned acquisition of its sister companies in Germany and Italy, but CEO Jeremy Darroch spoke of the broadcaster’s “very strong results across the board”, with revenues for the year up 7 per cent, a 23 per cent increase in paid-for products (up 3.1 million) and doubling […]

DNI record year

Discovery Networks International announced its biggest ever quarter. With record viewing levels and online growth internationally, DNI reached an enormous 621 million viewers around the world (+3 per cent YOY). DNI continues to enjoy exponential growth in its 25th year – charting its highest ever average audience (+9 per cent YOY) and delivering its highest ever digital audience for its […]

Netflix on international charge

Analysis of Netflix subscriber data by pay-TV analysis firm Digital TV Research backs up comments made by CEO Reed Hastings on Netflix’s Q2 Earnings Call that there is a growing demand for control and for the consumer be able to click and watch what they want, resulting in a stepping-up on international expansion. While Netflix has some 35,085,000 US subscribers, […]

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