MPs to quiz Amazon, YouTube

Executives from Amazon and YouTube will face the Digital, Media, Culture and Sports Committee of the UK parliament on November 3rd to give evidence on the UK’s broadcasting environment, its trends and their views on its future. The rise of on-demand programming online has given rise to questions over how…

Sky Broadband launches new FTTP service

Sky Broadband is launching a new Fibre to the Premises (FTTP) service; using the latest fibre optic technology to deliver Sky Broadband Superfast and Ultrafast, Sky says it…

OTT in 50% of Spanish homes

OTT in 50% of Spanish homes

The pandemic has boosted the use of streaming platforms in Spain, with a growth of 33 per cent in the second quarter of the year against the same…

Netflix ups US price, shares climb

Netflix has upped its subscription price in the US, and Wall Street approves. Teh streamer is raising its standard plan to $13.99 (€12) a month from $12.99 a…

Eutelsat Q1 backlog up, but Broadcast slows

Eutelsat Q1 backlog up, but Broadcast slows

Eutelsat’s Q1 numbers (to September 30th) showed that its revenues are still under pressure, although its contracted backlog at €4.4 billion – helped by a renewed Sky Italia…

Elisa Viihde Viaplay goes live in December

Elisa Viihde Viaplay goes live in December

Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group), the Nordic streaming company, and Elisa, the Finnish telco, will launch their combined streaming service Elisa Viihde Viaplay in Finland on December 3rd.…

Report: Disney hires show shift to DTC

Report: Disney hires show shift to DTC

The Walt Disney Company’s recent hiring trend shows a shift to Disney+, its SVoD platform, and retail stores to offset the impact of Covid-19 on its theme park…

Apple record quarter despite iPhone dip

Apple has posted record September quarter revenue of $64.7 billion (€55,4bn) and quarterly earnings per diluted share of $0.73. International sales accounted for 59 per cent of the…

Freeview Play rolls out Accessible TV Guide

Freeview has started the roll-out of its Accessible TV Guide, available on Channel 555 through Freeview Play devices. Freeview says this is the first time that a dedicated…

Filmzie launches in UK

Filmzie launches in UK

Free movie streaming and social platform Filmzie is now available as a channel on Samsung TV Plus in the UK as it continues its mission to connect with…

TF1 trims programming costs

TF1 trims programming costs

French commercial network TF1 has released its Q3/2020 numbers revealing that its revenues came in better than expected. TF1’s current operating profit reached €58 million, up 170 per…

Berger exits WarnerMedia, Cochrane promoted

Josh Berger, President and Managing Director, Warner Bros UK, Ireland and Spain, and President of Harry Potter Global Franchise Development, has decided to leave the company after over…

Telesat Q3 down 15%

Telesat Q3 down 15%

Ottawa-based Telesat announced its Q3 and 9-months revenues for the period to September 30th, and the news is not good. Revenue for Q3 fell 15 per cent to…

LG Q3 boosted by OLED and large screen TVs

LG Electronics has announced third-quarter 2020 consolidated revenue of KRW 16.92 trillion (€12.18bn) and operating profit of KRW 959 billion. Both sales and profits were the highest for…

WWE increases revenues and Networks subs

WWE increases revenues and Networks subs

WWE has reported Q3 revenue of $221.6 million, an increase of 19 per cent on the same period last year. WWE Network, the company’s SVoD platform, saw average…

Data: World Series viewership down

Data: World Series viewership down

The LA Dodgers, one of Major League Baseball’s marquee teams, took home its first championship in more than 3 decades on October 27th, but that didn’t necessarily help…

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