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Sky’s Davey: Entertainment a focus going forward

Sky’s Davey: Entertainment a focus going forward

Gary Davey, Managing Director, Content, Sky, has suggested that going forward, the pan-European broadcaster will focus increasingly on entertainment, declaring that done properly, the genre could be just as engaging…

Netflix set for 83m subs

Netflix set for 83m subs

Netflix’s expansion will continue unabated in 2016, according to Ted Hall, Research Director, IHS Technology, who has taken a look at the top trends to watch out for in the…

Ofcom: Number of TV homes continues to fall

Ofcom: Number of TV homes continues to fall

There have been no significant changes in the coverage of traditional broadcast terrestrial, satellite and cable networks over the past year according to Ofcom’s Connected Nations Report (previously called the…

Sandvine: Netflix making international gains

Sandvine: Netflix making international gains

Sandvine has released its latest Global Internet Phenomena Report focusing on Asia-Pacific and Europe. The report is based on data from a selection of Sandvine’s 250-plus communications service provider (CSP)…

BT reveals Ultra HD prices

BT has announced details of its new BT TV Ultra HD package, which includes Europe’s very first live sports Ultra HD (4K) channel, BT Sport Ultra HD, and the company’s…

Tele Columbus acquires PrimaCom for €711m

Tele Columbus acquires PrimaCom for €711m

In a further consolidation of the German broadband cable sector Tele Columbus Group, the third largest German cable network operator, has entered into an agreement to acquire PrimaCom Holding GmbH,…

Italian pay-TV “ripe for consolidation”

Italian pay-TV “ripe for consolidation”

There are Italian press reports that Sky (which controls the Sky UK, Sky Germany and Sky Italia broadcasters) has offered €1.1 billion to buy Mediaset’s pay-TV arm, which Mediaset has…

ARRIS buys Pace for $2.1bn

ARRIS buys Pace for $2.1bn

In a further consolidation of the broadband and pay-TV technology sector, ARRIS is buying Pace for $2.1 billion (€1.96 billion) in cash and stock. The acquisition is expected to be…

TV5 is restored

TV5 Monde is back on air after the cyber attack that took the network off air around the world. The French security service Anssi has sent a team to TV5’s…

Could Vivendi buy Sky?

Could Vivendi buy Sky?

French media giant Vivendi is said to be considering a bid to acquire all of the Sky-branded European pay-TV broadcasters. Reuters have reported ‘early stage discussions’ and analysts at investment…