Grade considers C4 bid

Veteran TV executive Lord (Michael) Grade, a former chief executive of Channel 4, is reported to be considering a bid for the UK public service broadcaster, which has effectively been put up for sale by the government. He has also served as chairman of the BBC and executive chairman of…

Research: UK CTV viewing nears off-air

Research: UK CTV viewing nears off-air

Research carried out across the EU5 (UK, France, Germany, Spain and Italy) by omnichannel sell-side advertising platform Magnite reveals that 78 per cent of European audiences watch Connected…

Italy: 4.4m pay-TV subs for Serie A football

Italy: 4.4m pay-TV subs for Serie A football

Around 4.4 million Italians have signed up to pay-TV platforms to watch top flight football, according to Lega Serie A data published by daily Il Sole 24 Ore.…

Forecast: IPTV subs to overtake cable TV

Forecast: IPTV subs to overtake cable TV

IPTV subscriber numbers will exceed cable TV in 2026, according to the Pay TV Forecasts Update report from analyst firm Digital TV Research. IPTV will add 63 million…

Netflix rejects SK Broadband payment demands

Netflix rejects SK Broadband payment demands

Netflix has lashed out at SK Broadband, the South Korean Internet provider, after it demanded that Netflix pay to use their network after hit titles like Squid Game…

Eleven, OneFootball broadcast deal for 9 European leagues

Eleven, OneFootball broadcast deal for 9 European leagues

Eleven and OneFootball will broadcast live matches and highlights from nine European professional football leagues across the world in a collective deal with The Association of European Professional…

Subtitles return to C4

Subtitles return to C4

Following intensive engineering work necessitated by a fire at Red Bee, Channel 4 has announced it is now able to provide subtitles on its main channels for viewers…

France: TF1 scores Ligue 1 highlights from Amazon

France: TF1 scores Ligue 1 highlights from Amazon

Prime Video has announced an agreement with TF1 to broadcast Ligue 1 Uber Eats highlights Téléfoot, its flagship Sunday football show, with images and highlights from matches during…

SES-17 successfully launched

SES-17 successfully launched

An Arianespace rocket has successfully launched SES’s latest satellite – its most comprehensive with almost 200 spot beams covering the Americas, the Caribbean and Atlantic. Launch was at…

Bank: Musk soon a trillionaire

Bank: Musk soon a trillionaire

Tesla has helped entrepreneur Elon Musk become one of the two richest men on the planet, and frequently holding the top spot over Amazon’s Jeff Bezos depending on…

Al Jazeera launches Unified Mobile app

Al Jazeera launches Unified Mobile app

Al Jazeera Media Network has launched a new application utilising the Unified Mobile Platform (uMP) for the Network’s website content. The app is available on the App store…

Berretta launching Sky Italia factual channel

Berretta launching Sky Italia factual channel

Giuliano Berretta, a former CEO at satellite giant Eutelsat until 2009 (and Chairman until 2012), has launched Explorer’, a HD channel that’s “dedicated to the discovery and exploration…

Chile permits SpaceX’s Starlink

Chile permits SpaceX’s Starlink

Chilean telecoms Secretary of State for Telecommunications regulator Subtel has granted permission for SpaceX’s Starlink broadband-by-satellite system to operate in the country. Local reports say that Starlink has…

Mediagenix: Live sports programming comes with new challenges   

Mediagenix: Live sports programming comes with new challenges  

Live sports came back with a vengeance this summer. Sports rights holders discovered that Covid-19 had only accelerated the fast changes in monetization, technology, and distribution models, and…

Eutelsat wins Ukraine’s Zeonbud contract

Eutelsat wins Ukraine’s Zeonbud contract

Eutelsat has been awarded a contract by Zeonbud which operates a 33-channel DTT system in the Ukraine. Zeonbud the nationwide licensed DTT operator transmitting Ukraine’s 33 major channels…

Ericsson launches Time-Critical Communication for 5G

Ericsson launches Time-Critical Communication for 5G

Ericsson is enhancing its 5G capabilities with the launch of an end-to-end solution that it says will guarantee the consistent low latency and high reliability demanded by time-critical…

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