Sky Q3 revenue exceeds £10bn

Jeremy Darroch, Sky Group Chief Executive, has suggested that the broadcaster is “in good shape” and “on track for the full year” as it reported results for the nine months to March 31st 2018. In what Sky described as “strong” financial results, it achieved a 5 per cent increase in…

BBC Chairman: ‘Smartphone generation our biggest challenge’

BBC Chairman: ‘Smartphone generation our biggest challenge’

Sir David Clementi, Chairman of the BBC, has suggested that serving the 18-to-34 demographic, the so-called ‘smartphone generation’, is the Corporation’s biggest challenge as it responds to changing…

La Liga mulls OTT service

Spain’s football governing body La Liga plans to launch an OTT service, similar to Netflix, with LaLiga 1/2/3 and la Copa del Rey (King’s Cup), if the forthcoming…

Facebook to try and swerve GDPR

Facebook has changed its terms of service to put 1.5 billion members outside the protection of GDPR.  The change involves users who will be regulated via its European…

Amazon aces US Open Tennis rights for UK

Amazon aces US Open Tennis rights for UK

In a further sign of the growing importance of the importance of sports rights to SVoD providers, Amazon Prime Video has been granted the exclusive live telecast rights…

Murdoch refused higher Comcast bid to go with Disney

Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox turned down a sale of its entertainment assets to Comcast because the cable group did not offer to pay a break fee in…

AT&T pulls DirecTV LatAm IPO

The long-awaited, but much delayed, Initial Public Offering (IPO) for the AT&T-owned Vrio division is not going ahead – at least for the moment. Vrio looks after the…

TELUS launches 4K HDR

TELUS launches 4K HDR

Canadian multiplay telco TELUS is claiming to have once again raised the bar for TV in Canada with the launch of 4K HDR on its Optik TV IPTV…

NBCU, Fox, Turner, Viacom align for advanced ads

Underscoring the continued need to give advertisers a more scalable solution for marrying the reach and scale of premium video with advanced advertising capabilities, NBCUniversal, Fox, Turner and…

Spain: Profits drop at Mediaset, Atresmedia

Mediaset and Atresmedia, the two largest TV groups in Spain, saw their profits drop by 12 per cent and 26 per cent respectively in the first quarter of…

Netflix introduces mobile previews

Netflix introduces mobile previews

Netflix is introducing mobile previews, which it says will present members with a fun, simple, and easy way to learn about all the new content on Netflix, and…

Record month for BBC Three

BBC Three, which in February 2016 became the first TV channel in the world to make the switch from linear broadcast channel to online-first destination, had a very…

eSports popularity grows in UK

eSports popularity grows in UK

The increased popularity of watching eSports tournaments online has become a global mass market, one that caters to a wide range of audiences and markets according to a…

BT, TalkTalk continue to top Ofcom complaints

TalkTalk has again been named the most complained about ISP in the UK, in the latest report from the telecoms regulator Ofcom. For every 100,000 TalkTalk customers, around…

Amazon Prime surpasses 100m subs

Amazon Prime surpasses 100m subs

Online giant Amazon has revealed that it now has over 100 million global subscribers to its Prime service, which bundles free shipping and other shopping perks with video…

Bank expects recovery at RTL, ProSiebenSat.1

A report from equity analysts at Deutsche Bank highlighting two European broadcasting giants, ProSiebenSat.1 (P7) and RTL Group, say their prospects show signs of improvement. P7 is due…

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