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UTV Ireland drops £6m

UTV Media has said it expects losses at its newest TV channel, UTV Ireland, to hit £6 million (€8.3m) this year, double its original forecast. The company, which also owns TalkSport and the ITV franchise in Northern Ireland, said that ‘a number of unforeseen circumstances’ had beset the new entertainment channel since it was launched in the Republic of Ireland […]

SES claims 1.1bn viewers globally

SES has released its annual ‘Satellite Monitor’ numbers and say they have expanded their worldwide reach to 312 million (up 7 per cent) which means the 6500 channels they carry on their satellites are collectively reaching more than 1.1 billion people The market research shows that the growth is coming from emerging markets of Africa, Asia Pacific and Latin America, […]

China Digital Q4 revenues rise

China Digital TV, which supplies conditional access services to more than 400 Chinese cable systems, reported revenues up 12.8 per cent to $29.2 million for its Q4, although revenues for the year to December 31st were down 6.5 per cent to $81.5 million. China Digital TV shipped 5.15 million ‘Smart’ cards during the quarter-year (up from 4.95 million in the […]

UK TV ad revenue record high

Total TV advertising revenue in the UK increased by 6 per cent in 2014 to reach a new record high of £4.91 billion, according to full year revenue figures provided to Thinkbox, the marketing body for commercial TV in the UK, by the UK commercial TV broadcasters. This is the fifth consecutive year that TV ad revenue has grown in […]

Numericable-SFR revenues down

Numericable-SFR reported a 5 per cent slide in 2014 revenue emphasing the need to accelerate the fusion of the two businesses. Sales came in at €11.4 billion, France’s second-largest carrier behind Orange reported, citing pro-forma figures. Stripping out SFR, Numericable’s revenue and earnings jumped but interest payments led to a net loss of €175 million, Chief Financial Officer Thierry Lemaitre […]

Inmarsat pleases market

Inmarsat delivered a “solid” Q4 to December 31st helping boost overall revenues for the year of $1.29 billion, up from $1.26 billion a year earlier. Its maritime segment soared by 13.5 per cent to $596 million, with organic growth of 3.2 per cent. However, amidst this good news, Inmarsat reported that its government revenues fell back 21.7 per cent to […]

RTL digital revenue up 26.6%


Europe’s major international broadcaster, RTL, reported its Q4 and full year numbers on March 5. Its EBITA for Q4 rose 7.1 per cent to €466 million, although the company admitted that its full year revenues were “stable” (and fell a modest 0.3 per cent to €5.808 billion, from €5.824 billion). Net profit for the year also fell back from €870 […]

ITV: Risks ahead

The initial results from the UK’s leading commercial broadcaster ITV were received well (pre-tax profits up 39 per cent to £605 million for the year).  But now the analysts have had a chance to get their teeth into the numbers, and they have some concerns as to the state of play at ITV. William Packer, an analyst at investment bank […]

TiVo explains Aereo asset buy


TiVo’s CEO Tom Rogers said that viewing consumers are facing “chaotic changes” in the variety and amount of programming available to them. “Infinite amounts of new and compelling content coming from all directions, traditional linear TV, live sports and other events, recorded programming, video-on-demand, subscription video-on-demand, TV Everywhere and web streaming services. In this new world order of content, what’s […]

ITV profitable 2014, online growing


ITV has reported pre-tax profits rose 39 per cent to £605 million for the year to December 31st 2014. The UK commercial broadcaster saw revenue rise 8 per cent to £2.59 billion, while net advertising revenue rose 6 per cent to £1.63 billion. Non advertising revenue rose 10 per cent to £1.3 billion, boosted by a 30 per cent increase […]

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