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WTO rules “Saudi government behind beoutQ”

The World Trade Organisation (WTO) has declared that Saudi Arabia-supported sports and programming pirate beoutQ is in breach of international law, in a ruling that will be published formally mid-June.…

Intelsat unsecured creditors win access to bankruptcy court

Some Intelsat smaller shareholders are appealing to the US Trustee that they gain special representation in the bankruptcy court, saying that they are being ignored in the satellite operator’s reconstruction…

Miller joins Board of Channel 4

Miller joins Board of Channel 4

Ofcom has announced the appointment of a new non-executive director to the Board of Channel 4. Andrew Miller joins the Board as non-executive director and Chair of the channel’s Audit…

Report: Europe lags in full fibre roll out

Report: Europe lags in full fibre roll out

The Covid-19 crisis has highlighted the key role that fibre networks will play in European economic recovery, according to participants at a virtual event – Delivering the Full-Fibre Gigabit Society:…

Virgin Media shuts down stores

Virgin Media won’t reopen its 53 UK retail stores when lockdown ends. The company say the 341 staff will be offered alternative posts – many as home-based customer care. Virgin…

Crunchyroll on HBO Max; appoints Lai-Hung

Crunchyroll on HBO Max; appoints Lai-Hung

HBO Max launched in the US on May 27th with anime and manga streamer Crunchyroll as part of its extensive line-up. Subscribers can watch 17 top anime series including Fullmetal…

Intelsat accepts C-band 5G scheme

Intelsat accepts C-band 5G scheme

Intelsat says it is committed to an accelerated process to clear C-band frequencies over the US in accordance with the FCC’s plan to speed the adoption for 5G. The FCC’s…

NENT Studios appoints Bastin as CEO

Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group), the Nordic streaming company, has announced changes to the leadership of its NENT Studios businesses. Alexander Bastin has been appointed as SVP and CEO of…

Eutelsat’s Video built on “sound foundations”

A report to clients from investment bank Berenberg says that Eutelsat’s cash-flow stability remains undervalued and underappreciated. It has issued a “BUY” note to investors and gives a target price…

Jio raises $1.5bn from KKR

Jio raises $1.5bn from KKR

India’s Jio Platforms has raised an additional $1.5 billion. The funding comes from private equity firm KKR which is the fifth company to invest in the Indian telco and technology…

Technicolor seeks financing solutions

Media and entertainment technologist Technicolor has announced that the prolonged uncertainty in global market conditions, as well as the impact of the Covid 19 crisis on its business in the…

BBC launches pop-up ‘Corona Bot’

With the UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson announcing more changes to Covid-19 restrictions, and further updates on everything from shops opening to travel, the BBC has released a new online…

NEXTGEN TV launches show growing momentum

Just as four broadcasters launch NEXTGEN TV service in the Las Vegas market, broadcast standards body the Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) is showcasing more than 80 NEXTGEN TV product…

DAZN seeks investment to secure future

DAZN seeks investment to secure future

OTT sports platform DAZN is trying to secure its financial future, with owner Len Blavatnik exploring options to raise funds for a business that has significantly suffered by the postponement…

AsiaSat questions C-band 5G role

AsiaSat questions C-band 5G role

A white paper from satellite operator AsiaSat argues that C-band is not the correct band to support the key performance indicators (#KPI) promised by 5G. In the white paper –…

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