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UK Lords criticise Gov’t Channel 4 stance

UK Lords criticise Gov’t Channel 4 stance

A report, The future of Channel 4, from the Communications and Digital Committee of the House of Lords (the UK’s upper legislative chamber), has criticised the Government’s handling of the…

SES: “Intelsat board deeply conflicted”

SES, in a motion submitted to Intelsat’s bankruptcy court, alleges that Intelsat is continuing to “disregard” the role and importance on Intelsat US as the rightful recipient of the FCC’s…

Spain: SVoDs must provide regional language content

Spain: SVoDs must provide regional language content

SVoD services like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and HBO Max, among others, will have to produce 6 per cent of their TV content in Spain in other co-official languages in…

Buffini, Banerji appointed to BBC Board

Buffini, Banerji appointed to BBC Board

Sir Damon Buffini and Shumeet Banerji will replace Tom Ilube, who stood down from the Board in the summer, and Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson, whose term is due to conclude on…

Ofcom OKs BBC Three linear return

Ofcom OKs BBC Three linear return

BBC Three is set to return to TV screens for the first time in six years, after UK media regulator Ofcom approved its relaunch as a broadcast television channel. The…

Richard steps down at Orange

Richard steps down at Orange

Stéphane Richard is to step down as Chairman and CEO of French telco Orange. His resignation follows his conviction by a Paris appeal court of complicity of misuse of public…

European media call for DMA loophole action

European media call for DMA loophole action

The European media sector, through the voice of public and commercial broadcasters, radio and the press, represented by ACT, AER, EBU, EGTA, EMMA, ENPA, EPC and NME, acknowledges the General…

DVB releases 8K delivery specs

DVB releases 8K delivery specs

The DVB Steering Board has approved specification updates that introduce capabilities to deliver 8K UHD video services for the first time. These updates, extending existing support for the HEVC codec,…

LG names Cho as CEO

LG names Cho as CEO

LG Electronics has announced that William Cho, its Chief Strategy Officer, will also take on the responsibility of Chief Executive Officer from December 1st. LG’s top strategist since 2019, Cho…

SES earns $1bn from FCC

SES says it has received validation from the FCC in regard to the satellite operator’s Phase I C-band clearing obligations. It means that SES will receive $1 billion (€0.89) in…

Rogers, Shaw say merger will boost competition

Rogers, Shaw say merger will boost competition

Rogers Communications has met with Canada’s telecoms regulator CRTC with regards to merging its activities with those of Canada’s other pay-TV giant, Shaw Communications. Edward Rogers, chairman of Rogerss, told…

Antstream Arcade lands Atari investment

Antstream Arcade lands Atari investment

Global cloud gaming provider Antstream Arcade has successfully closed an external financing round of $3.5million (€31.m) led by the Atari Group. This latest funding brings Antstream Arcade’s total investment received…

Zee, Sony merger in “final stages”

Zee, Sony merger in “final stages”

Punit Goenka, MD of Zee Entertainment, giving a keynote speech at Media Partners Asia’s APOS India event, told delegates that the merger with Sony Pictures Networks India was in its…

Amazon eyes NFL media stake

Amazon eyes NFL media stake

Amazon is reportedly a frontrunner to buy a minority stake in the NFL’s media properties. The company is in talks with the US sports league with regards to acquiring (up…

Naspers profits up 11%

Naspers profits up 11%

South Africa-based technology conglomerate Naspers reported that its first-half profits had risen 11 per cent helped by the company’s major stakes in Chinese internet giant Tencent (in which Naspers indirectly…

IBC cancels in-person event

IBC cancels in-person event

In a brief statement issued mid-afternoon, IBC announced that the in-person IBC2021 event scheduled to take place on December 3rd – 6th at The RAI in Amsterdam has been cancelled.…

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