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Viacom Q4 boosted by C5 buy

Viacom, owner of the Paramount movie studio and cable network MTV and Comedy Central, has reported strong Q4 profit and revenue. Revenue in Viacom’s movie business, the company’s second biggest, rose 12 per cent in the fourth quarter. A boost in affiliate fees – rates Viacom charges from cable and satellite TV operators and mobile operators for carrying its programmes […]

ITV online revenues up 24%

ITV has reported a strong performance in terms of online, pay and interactive revenues in the first 9 months of the year, counterbalancing a decline in main channel ratings. Adam Crozier, chief executive, said that online, pay and interactive revenues would show double-digit growth again next year. VoD viewing also grew strongly, up 24 per cent to £497 million (€627m) […]

RTL Group stable Q3


RTL Group reported stable Q3 results as growth in its German and Dutch operations offset headwinds in France and at its TV production company. The broadcaster, which is majority-owned by German media conglomerate Bertelsmann, said its Q3 earnings before interest, tax and amortisation (EBITA), excluding special items, was stable at €160 million. RTL said it still expects 2014 group revenues […]

Telefonica subs up, revenues down


Bundled packages – combining mobile and fixed-line phones, high speed Internet and pay TV – have stopped the subscriber decline in Spanish pay-TV market but to the detriment of revenues and profits. Telefonica is experiencing a huge growth in the number of pay-TV subscribers becoming the main driving force behind the pay-TV business with 1.6 million customers at the end […]

Bleak outlook for blinkx

blinkx, the the London AIM-listed online video advertising company, has reported falling revenues and fell into a loss in the six months to the end of September. Shares were down 3 per cent in early trading. blinkx’s revenues declined by 5 per cent to $106 million. The company also reported a loss before tax of $9.8 million compared with a […]

Disney ‘no hurry to go OTT’


The Walt Disney Company has delivered quarterly earnings and revenue that were largely in line with expectations – but revenue generated by the company’s media networks disappointed. The company, which operates the ESPN and ABC television networks, said revenue from its cable and broadcasting sectors rose to $5.22 billion – up 5 per cent from a year ago but down […]

Constantin Media ups expectations

Bavaria-based sports and film producer Constantin Media, in a preliminary 9-months earnings statement said trading for the period were better than expected. Constantine also expects additional cash to flow from a “cost reimbursement” related to the long-running Formula 1 actions and Bernie Ecclestone, and expected in this current Q4 period. Constantin, perhaps better known under its older name of EM-Entertainment […]

DirecTV ups revenue


DirecTV’s third quarter revenues increased 6 per cent to $8.37 billion on strong ARPU growth at DirecTV US as well as subscriber growth at DirecTV Latin America (DTVLA) over the last twelve months. Adjusted adjusted operating profit both increased 5 per cent to $2.04 billion and $1.28 billion, respectively, compared to the third quarter of 2013. Reported operating profit was relatively unchanged […]

Liberty Global reverses Q3 losses

Liberty Global has released its financial and operating results for the three months and nine months (“YTD”) ended September 30th 2014. Mike Fries, Chief Executive Officer, stated, “We continue leveraging the scale of their core distribution platform and the substantial investments we’re making to bring innovative products to market. As a result, their third quarter results were driven in large […]

ProSiebenSat.1 Q3 boosted by TV ad sales

German media group ProSiebenSat.1 has reported a 7.9 per cent increase in Q3 core earnings, on higher TV advertising sales and ongoing growth of its digital business.  Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation, excluding special items from continuing operations (REBITDA), rose to 162.9 million euros ($203.3 million), ProSiebenSat.1 said it still expected 2014 revenue to rise by a high-single-digit […]

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