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TF1, Discovery talks value Eurosport €850m

French media company the TF1 Group has revealed further details of the exclusive negotiations it has been pursuing since mid-November with US programmer Discovery Communications aimed at forging a strategic…

Futuresource: 4K channels in 2014

Research consultancy Futuresource expects a number of broadcasters to launch 4K channels during 2014. Test transmissions from the likes of SES Astra could start showcasing the technology in 2013. Futuresource’s…

Sky Italia expands on-demand service

Sky Italia expands on-demand service

Mediaset’s on-demand offer, Premium Play, has surpassed one million users, of which 750,000 are active via an Internet connection. Premium Play, which launched in February 2011, is providing over 3,000…

Discovery, TF1 discuss strategic alliance

French media company the TF1 Group and US programmer Discovery Communications have confirmed that they have entered into exclusive negotiations to forge a strategic alliance intended to create value for…

X Factor helps boost RTL Q3

X Factor helps boost RTL Q3

Continued growth in the German free TV market and the continued global success of production arm FremantleMedia’s Got Talent and X Factor TV formats helped parent company RTL Group to…

Banijay joins YouTube content initiative

Companies within international production conglomerate Banijay Group in France and the US have begun creating online programming for new premium branded channels as part of the YouTube Original Content Initiative.…

Sky Vision debut at MIPCOM

BSkyB’s newly-acquired international distribution arm, Sky Vision, is making its debut appearance at the MIPCOM programming market in Cannes, which opens October 8th.  BSkyB bought Parthenon Media Group in July…

Sky opens schools TV production facility

Sky has opened Sky Skills Studios in West London – a pioneering new educational facility which will invite up to 12,000 young people per year to experience a behind-the-scenes TV…

Akamai unveils Sola media solutions

Cloud platform specialist Akamai Technologies has unveiled its new Sola Media Solutions portfolio, designed to offer customers a powerful, yet easy-to-use way to address the challenges of online media workflow,…

Sony takes majority stake in Left Bank Pictures

Sony takes majority stake in Left Bank Pictures

Sony Pictures Television (SPT) has taken a majority stake in British production company Left Bank Pictures, signalling a significant move into scripted production in the UK. Under this new agreement,…