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Canal Plus: “2016 looking worse”

Vivendi revealed its numbers on May 11th, and for one analyst the position at Canal Plus “is looking even worse than thought”.  During the post-results conference call it was confirmed…

Nilesat reports record profit

Cairo-based Nilesat reported a 23.9 per cent improvement in its profits for 2015, at $91.5 million (previous numbers were $73.8 million for 2014, and $46.6 million for 2013). Nilesat’s chairman…

Freesat homes up 54%

UK subscription-free satellite TV service Freesat has reported a “solid” start to 2016 as it continues to enhance its content offering and build international partnerships. The number of homes connected…

RTL “very strong start to 2016”

RTL Group has reported that Q1 revenue was up 9.5 per cent to €1,432 million (Q1/2015: €1,308 million). This was driven by higher revenue from FremantleMedia, Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland and…

TV drags on Disney

TV drags on Disney

The Walt Disney Company reported mixed quarterly results, as surging movie and theme park units were undercut by weakness at some television businesses and a retrenchment in video games. Overall…

UPC increases Q1 revenue

UPC’s business continued to grow in the first quarter of 2016. Revenue in Switzerland increased by 1.9 per cent year-on-year, while revenue in Austria increased by 3.9 per cent. The…

Murdoch: ‘Streaming future of entertainment consumption’

21st Century Fox CEO James Murdoch has suggested that in the long term, the company’s entertainment will be consumed over IP streaming networks, with Fox positioning itself for success in…

BT Sport audiences up 45%

BT’s investment in exclusive European football rights has been rewarded by increased viewing figures for its TV and sport channels. Reporting its Q4 and FY2016 numbers, the telco revealed that…

Discovery: “Multiplatform strategy showing potential”

Discovery Communications has reported financial results for the first quarter ended March 31st. “Discovery’s business momentum continued to build in the first quarter with strong viewership across our worldwide portfolio of…

Spain: Mediaset record profit

Mediaset Spain has achieved a record profit of €50 million in the first quarter of the year, up 37.8 per cent on the same period last year and the highest…