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File-sharing fraudsters sentenced

Four UK men who ran a file-sharing website which leaked films online – sometimes before they were released in cinemas – have received custodial or suspended sentences. Steven Pegram, Mark…

India DTH “super-merger” in the works?

A well-sourced report from India suggests that broadcasting giant Dish TV (part of the Essel-backed Zee empire) and Bharti Airtel Digital TV are contemplating a merger. Currently Dish TV India…

Salisbury Openreach full fibre first

Salisbury will become the first entire city in the UK to gain access to Openreach’s new, future-proof Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband technology, in what is expected to be the fastest city-wide…

C-Band “positive” for major satellite players

There’s positive feedback from Deutsche Bank following a series on US media and broadcasting interviews over the past few days, and including a Regulatory Panel which included Andrew Lipman, a…

Discovery promotes Kazerman

Discovery has announced the promotion of Keith Kazerman to Executive Vice President, Digital Sales, Advanced Advertising and Research, effective immediately. The announcement was made by Jon Steinlauf, Chief U.S. Ad Sales…

Comcast combines Sky and NBC ad platforms

Comcast is merging the advertising power of its NBCUniversal and Sky units to better target viewers worldwide. It says the initiative would allow global advertisers to target specific households based…

OneWeb raises extra $1.25bn for next stage

OneWeb raises extra $1.25bn for next stage

Mega-satellite constellation OneWeb has raised $1.25 billion (€1.1bn) in fresh funding as part of its plan to launch an initial 648 satellites to provide a global broadband service. OneWeb has…

BBC chair: ‘Broadcast regulation not fit for digital’

The chair of the BBC suggests that the system of media regulation is no longer fit for the modern age, after the corporation was forced to delay plans to make…

Cinedigm acquires Future Today

Cinedigm acquires Future Today

Cinedigm has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Future Today, an OTT platform and one of the largest AVoD channel networks in the world, for $45 million (€39.6m) in…

Malone wants MSG Network

John Malone is reportedly looking to add MSG Networks to his portfolio of assets. Malone already controls Liberty Media and Liberty Global, has significant stakes in Discovery Communications, SiriusXM, the…

Japan: Mobile viewers must pay licence fee

Japan: Mobile viewers must pay licence fee

Japan’s Supreme Court has ruled that people who use a mobile phone to watch TV programmes must pay a subscription fee to the country’s public broadcaster, NHK. The ruling confirms…

Euro Publishers back Spotify complaint against Apple

Euro Publishers back Spotify complaint against Apple

In the week that Spotify has launched an EU competition case against Apple for imposing unfair and discriminatory conditions on competing services in its app-store, European Publishers Council Chairman and…

Telia notifies EC of Bonnier acquisition

Telia Company, the Swedish telco, has notified the European Commission of its acquisition of Bonnier Broadcasting. Telia announced the acquisition of Bonnier Broadcasting including brands TV4, C More and Finnish…

Burguburu named Eutelsat company secretary

Eutelsat Communications has announced the appointment of Julie Burguburu as Company Secretary of the Group and a member of the Executive Committee. She will oversee Eutelsat’s legal, compliance, regulatory and…

Deezer appoints Liberty Global’s Miall-d’Août

Deezer, the global music streaming service, has appointed Laurence Miall-d’Août as its Chief Commercial Officer, effective April 2nd. She will be responsible for Deezer’s B2B activities around the world, including…

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