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Digital + slows subs loss

Digital + slows subs loss

Reporting as a unit of media conglomerate Prisa for the first time, pay-TV operator Digital + played up the success of its PVR proposition, the increase in ARPU and a…

Research: Global pay-TV market served 692m subs in Q3

In Q3-2010, net subscriber addition in the global pay-TV market increased 2 per cent over Q2-2010 according to ABI Research’s pay-TV market data. “The global number of pay-TV subscribers reached…

Media chiefs “no cord cutting here”

Media chiefs “no cord cutting here”

Results conferences have given media conglomerate chiefs to respond to analyst fears that OTT services will see their subscription bases decline because of cord cutting. Time Warner did allow that…

Cable refers News Corp Sky bid

Cable refers News Corp Sky bid

Vince Cable, the UK Business Secretary, has issued an intervention notice on News Corp’s bid to acquire the 61 per cent of BSkyB shares that it does not already own.…

DirecTV adds 380,000 subs

DirecTV has reported an increase in third quarter 2010 revenues of 10 per cent to $6.03 billion, operating profit up 10 per cent to $1.48 billion up on $868 million…

News notifies EU on Sky bid

Sky has this morning served the formal notice of intent with the European Commission that signals the imminent tabling of a formal bid for the 61 per cent of BSkyB…

News Corp to move on Sky this week

News Corp to move on Sky this week

News Corp is expected to begin the formal bid process for BSkyB this week with a formal notification to the European Union of its intention to buy the 61 per…

Tele 5-Cuatro merger gets approval

The merger between Spain’s largest private TV channel Mediaset-controlled Telecinco and Cuatro is closer following the approval of the by the competition watchdog CNC with several conditions. Tele 5 will…

Research: Analogue extinct by 2013

Research: Analogue extinct by 2013

The television sector in Western Europe is in transition at the moment, according to a report from Informa, as analogue terrestrial TV is expected to become extinct in the region…

RTVE ad ban transforms private TV

Spain’s largest private TV channels, Antena 3 TV and Mediaset’s Tele 5, have profited from the elimination of TV advertising on public broadcaster RTVE, since January. Both broadcasters made profits…