Global fixed broadband subs exceed 1bn

There are now more than one billion fixed broadband subscribers worldwide, the Broadband Forum has revealed during Broadband World Forum 2018. The achievement – which has been confirmed by market analysis firm Point Topic – follows the release of Point Topic’s World Broadband Statistics Q2 2018 report which saw the…

IHS: Cable sports channels facing “perfect storm”

A report from IHS Media & Technology says that some well-established cable channels are facing a “perfect storm” from the twin threats of cord-cutting and ever-rising sports rights…

UKTV Ventures invests in Hopster

UKTV Ventures invests in Hopster

UKTV has unveiled its first deal invested through UKTV Ventures, its multi-million pound innovation fund, with an airtime-for-equity investment in Hopster. The broadcaster also announced the appointment of…

Le Crom appointed Anevia VP R&D

Anevia, a provider of OTT and IPTV software solutions, has appoined François Le Crom as Vice President of Research and Development. In this role, he will be responsible…

Analyst: Global TV revenues reach $265bn

Analyst: Global TV revenues reach $265bn

Global revenues from traditional pay-TV and OTT TV episodes and movies will reach $265 billion (€298bn) in 2018; up from $254 billion in 2017 and $234 billion in…

Zegona becomes largest shareholder of Euskaltel

UK investment Fund Zegona will become the main shareholder of the Basque-country-based Euskaltel with a 29.9 per cent stake in the cable operator. The Fund has announced the…

Persidera, Europa TV win ‘unfair frequency allocation’ case

Italy’s Council of State has issued a verdict in favour of Persidera and Europa TV on the issue of the unfair distribution of TV frequencies for DTT in…

UK clampdown on device, content pirates

UK clampdown on device, content pirates

The UK’s Minister for Intellectual Property, Sam Gyimah, has highlighted the continued Government clampdown on users and providers of illicit streaming boxes who cause damage to the nation’s…

Zambia’s ZNBC denies merger with StarTimes

Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation is firmly denying local reports that it is merging with China’s StarTimes Group. ZNBC chairman Mulenga Kampwepwe said the broadcaster remains publicly owned and…

Spain: €1bn for DTT migration

Spain’s second digital dividend – with DTT migration and the auction of 5G frequencies – will yield the Administration up to €1.05 billion. The firm S&P Global has…

Netflix taps market for another $2bn

Netflix taps market for another $2bn

While its stock flies high on the latest sign-up numbers, Netflix intends to offer, subject to market conditions, approximately $2 billion (€1.74bn) aggregate principal senior unsecured notes in…

Discovery, PGA Tour unveil GOLFTV

Discovery and the PGA TOUR have unveiled GOLFTV, powered by the PGA Tour, a new brand that seeks to unite the community of golf fans around the world. …

Reliance confirms Hathway/DEN majority stakes

Reliance confirms Hathway/DEN majority stakes

Indian telco giant Reliance Industries has taken a majority stakes in two cable MSO Hathway Cable and DEN Networks. The news of Reliance’s interest first broke on October…

NENT Group launches Viaplay TV in Finland

Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT) has launched Viaplay TV for its customers in Finland. Viaplay TV enables subscribers to watch 15+ TV channels through Viaplay. NENT Group already offers…

Comcast largest provider of Gb broadband in US

Comcast largest provider of Gb broadband in US

Comcast has revealed that it is the largest provider of gigabit broadband in the US, with the ultra-fast Xfinity Gigabit Internet and Comcast Business Gigabit services now available…

Amazon makes Farrell head of international originals

Amazon Studios has promoted James Farrell, who was the head of content for international expansion to the newly-created position of head of international originals, effective immediately. Farrell will…

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