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CBA gets tough with FCC

The C-Band Alliance (CBA) has filed a comprehensive 16-page statement with the FCC that pulls no punches in its argument for a fair commercial reward for reallocating 280 MHz of…

France ups local content investment for streamers

The French Culture ministry wants streaming platforms such as Netflix and Amazon, to invest at least 25 per cent of revenues generated locally into the creation of French content. It…

Sky’s Darroch renews Internet regulation call

Writing in The Times, Jeremy Darroch, CEO of Sky, has renewed his call (first made in the same paper in July 2018) for the UK government to act to curb…

Telco majors collaborate on 5G

Telco majors collaborate on 5G

Global 5G leaders have come together to create a first-of-its-kind forum to accelerate the delivery of 5G and mobile-edge computing-enabled solutions around the world. The 5G Future Forum will collaborate…

Netflix accused of tax avoidance

Netflix is facing accusations of funnelling as much as £330 million (€385m) in profits made from operations outside the US into offshore tax havens, while receiving relief for making shows…

Pascu new Virgin Media CFO/Deputy CEO

Pascu new Virgin Media CFO/Deputy CEO

Liberty Global has revealed that Severina Pascu will join UK multiplay operator Virgin Media as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Deputy Chief Executive Officer (CEO) effective February 1st, 2020. Pascu…

CBA: “Incentivise us, and we will be speedy”

The C-Band Alliance (CBA, comprising Intelsat, SES and Telesat) filed a Fact Sheet on January 14th that – in essence – urges the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to move more…

Comcast NBCUniversal launches SportsTech startup

Comcast NBCUniversal has announced the launch of SportsTech, a global accelerator for sports technology startups.  SportsTech will feature a partnership of three of Comcast NBCUniversal’s sports brands – NBC Sports,…

UK tech sector leads global growth

UK tech sector leads global growth

In what was another record-breaking year, investments in the UK tech sector soared to £10.1 billion (€11.8bn) in 2019 – a £3.1 billion increase on 2018’s very strong figures and…

BBC Studios consolidate EMEA distribution

BBC Studios has announced the consolidation of its Europe, Middle East and Africa distribution businesses and the appointment of Nick Percy as Executive Vice President, EMEA, both with effect from…

SiriusXM tops own expectations

Pay-radio service SiriusXM says that 2019 delivered almost 1 million subscribers over and above its 34 million subs-target for last year. Consequently, the radio broadcaster is raising its own guidance…

Eutelsat drops Moody’s ratings

Eutelsat drops Moody’s ratings

Eutelsat Communications has requested Moody’s Investors Service to withdraw all of its ratings on the satellite Group. This decision was made in the context of the Group’s ongoing cost rationalisation,…

DAZN hires Amazon’s Skeels as VP Product Acquisition

DAZN, the sports streaming service, has announced that Julian Skeels has joined as VP Product Acquisition, Retention and Payments. In this role, Skeels will be leading the definition and execution…

Openreach extends free full fibre offer

Openreach extends free full fibre offer

Thousands more new-build homes are in line for a broadband boost as UK digital infrastructure provider Openreach is extending the reach of its scheme offering Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) installation free of…

Vivendi seeks injunction to stop Mediaset European merger

Vivendi has started a new legal proceeding in the Netherlands seeking, among other things, an injunction to halt the merger between Mediaset España Comunicación, S.A. with Mediaset Investment N.V. Vivendi…

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