Sky Studios Elstree given go ahead

Sky Studios Elstree, the UK’s new state-of-the-art film and TV studio, has received the green light to proceed with construction works following a unanimous decision by Hertsmere Borough Council. The development represents a significant investment in the UK and European creative economy and will be made with the backing of…

UK MNOs: ‘We need 5 years to strip out Huawei’

BT and Vodafone have told an MPs committee they want at least five years to remove Huawei from 4G and 5G nets, or there will be blackouts. The…

Samsung ‘we can do Europe’s 5G’

South Korea’s Samsung has said it could provide Europe’s 5G infrastructure. EVP Woojune Kim said the company was in active commercial discussions with European operators to supply network…

TV Licence scheme for over 75s starts in August

TV Licence scheme for over 75s starts in August

The BBC Board has confirmed it will begin the new scheme covering the over-75s licence fee concession on August 1st. The BBC delayed the introduction of the new…

Sulebakk leads HBO Europe

Sulebakk leads HBO Europe

WarnerMedia has appointed Christina Sulebakk to lead HBO Europe, including the linear networks and streaming service, effective immediately. Sulebakk, who will report into President of WarnerMedia EMEA &…

Analyst: US SVoD homes can access 100K hours of content

Analyst: US SVoD homes can access 100K hours of content

A study by Ampere Analysis has revealed the changing habits of SVoD households in the US. The streaming market is becoming increasingly crowded, with more hours of content…

Bank: Netflix has more pricing power

A report on a survey conducted by equity analysts at investment bank Jefferies says that despite the spectacular growth and financials from Netflix there is still plenty of…

Peacock launching with free Premier League

Peacock launching with free Premier League

NBC Sports’ full Premier League match and studio coverage on July 15th will be presented free to all fans on Peacock – NBCUniversal’s new streaming service – as…

Pluto TV launches on Virgin Media UK

Pluto TV, the AVoD service, is now available on Virgin Media through a dedicated app. Virgin Media TV customers will be able to watch thematically curated premium channels…

Movistar launches Movistar Tokens

Movistar launches Movistar Tokens

Movistar is testing a new system, called Movistar Tokens, to reward its subscribers with free of charge TV content, channels, or more data for the use of different…

Haivision acquires Teltoo

Haivision, a specialist in video streaming solutions, has announced the acquisition of Teltoo, a key technology innovator for peer-to-peer (P2P) and WebRTC enabled real-time video delivery. Haivision says the…

Prime Video announces virtual Comic-Con

Prime Video announces virtual Comic-Con

Amazon Prime Video has announced four Comic-Con@Home panels for returning favourites The Boys and Upload, plus new series Truth Seekers, starring Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, and Utopia.…

ITV announces Diversity Acceleration plan 

ITV has outlined its plans to accelerate change in diversity and inclusion on screen and across ITV by creating more opportunities for those from Black, Asian, minority ethnic…

F1 return sets ESPN viewership record

F1 return sets ESPN viewership record

After a four-month delay to start the 2020 season, Formula 1 kicked off with an event viewership record for the Rolex Austrian Grand Prix. The live telecast of…

Sweden: Fight Sports carriage deal with Com Hem

After being awarded a five year licence in the Swedish DTT Networks, CSI Sports signed a long term carriage deal for Fight Sports its 24/7 HD Network with…

UK altnets call for broadband skills training

UK altnets call for broadband skills training

The Independent Networks Cooperative Association (INCA), has welcomed the Government’s plans to increase investment in workplace training and apprenticeships, as part of its plan to avoid a rise…

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