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Q4 launch for £5.99 BritBox

Q4 launch for £5.99 BritBox

Following the confirmation in late February 2019 that they were in the concluding phase of talks to establish a strategic partnership, ITV and the BBC have now signed an agreement…

Vimeo to pay €5m in damages to Mediaset

Vimeo has been ordered to compensate Mediaset with almost €5 million for 498 copyrighted videos uploaded to its site without authorisation. A Rome Court issued the ruling, condemning the online…

Spain: DTT new frequencies July 24 start

The first DTT switch-on for the new frequencies will start on July 24th in Baleares Islands and Cáceres in the western part of Spain. The General Director of Telecommunications, Roberto…

FCC gets blunt messages from CBA

FCC gets blunt messages from CBA

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) received a 28-page filing on July 18th from the C-Band Association (CBA) in regard to the Association’s re-working of C-band frequencies over the US to…

Alagappan appointed DISH CTO

US pay-TV platform and connectivity provider DISH has appointed Kannan Alagappan Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer reporting to DISH President and CEO Erik Carlson. Alagappan has held technology leadership…

HBO Max assembles original content team

The key creative and business operations and strategy teams responsible for the original programming and acquisitions for HBO Max have been announced by Kevin Reilly, Chief Content Officer, HBO Max…

MTG’s Kongregate acquires Bit Heroes

Modern Times Group (MTG) portfolio company Kongregate – a cross-platform game publisher and web gaming destination –  has confirmed the acquisition of Bit Heroes, a successful indie mobile and web…

UK digital Minister resigns

UK digital Minister resigns

The ongoing ‘Brexit’ saga that has given rise to much turmoil in UK politics has seen the resignation from government of Margot James MP. James resigned after voting for a…

Netflix slips, and disappoints investors

Netflix’s Q2 numbers disappointed Wall Street having suffered a drop-off in subscriber growth. Globally, Netflix added 2.7 million subs in the April-June period, well down on consensus expectations of 5…

EC OKs Liberty Global/Vodafone deal

The European Commission has given its final approval of the sale of Liberty Global’s operations in Germany, Hungary, Romania and the Czech Republic to Vodafone Group. The transaction, announced May…

US examines C-band spectrum

The US House Sub-committee on Communications & Technology held a hearing in Washington DC on July 16th. High on the agenda was the proposal from the C-Band Alliance on restructuring…

NENT adds 65,000 Viaplay subs

Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT) has reported that Viaplay, its SVoD service, saw subscribers increase 65,000 quarter on quarter to 1,421,000 representing 60 per cent of the Group’s total subscriber base.…

Finland: DNA sells DTT pay-TV network to Digita

DNA has agreed to deal to sell its terrestrial TV network pay-TV business to Digita, the Finnish communications network company. DNA will continue its operations as a pay-TV operator in…

Canal+ to gain from Nigerian acquisition

The move by Canal+ to buy Nigerian production studio ROK is likely to be financially useful to them, says a research note from investment bankers Exane/BNPP. The bank says the…

MTG: $11m investments in gaming & eSports start-ups

MTG: $11m investments in gaming & eSports start-ups

Modern Times Group (MTG), the Swedish operational investment company focusing on, eSports and gaming entertainment opportunities worldwide, has revealed its latest VC Fund investments ahead of the company’s Q2 2019…

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