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BBC Chairman: ‘Smartphone generation our biggest challenge’

BBC Chairman: ‘Smartphone generation our biggest challenge’

Sir David Clementi, Chairman of the BBC, has suggested that serving the 18-to-34 demographic, the so-called ‘smartphone generation’, is the Corporation’s biggest challenge as it responds to changing times and…

Bolloré replaces father as Vivendi Chairman

Bolloré replaces father as Vivendi Chairman

Vivendi’s Supervisory Board has unanimously appointed Yannick Bolloré as Chairman, replacing his father Vincent Bolloré. Vincent Bolloré, who owns more than 20 per cent of Vivendi’s shares via his family-controlled…

F1, PlayON launch Fantasy Formula 1

F1, PlayON launch Fantasy Formula 1

Formula 1 and games software specialist PlayON have become strategic partners in the fast-growing fantasy sports market. PlayON becomes the Official Daily Fantasy Partner of Formula 1 to include the…

Latman appointed Travel Channel GM

Latman appointed Travel Channel GM

Veteran TV executive Jane Latman has been named General Manager, Travel Channel. She will be responsible for the creative leadership and programming strategy for the 83 million subscriber network. Latman…

Hispasat names new board members

Following the sale of Eutelsat’s Hispasat stake, Eutelsat’s representatives – namely Rodolphe Belmer, Michel Azibert, Ariane Rossi, Almudena Arpón de Mendívil and Edouard Silverio – have left the Spanish operator’s…

Sky Q3 revenue exceeds £10bn

Sky Q3 revenue exceeds £10bn

Jeremy Darroch, Sky Group Chief Executive, has suggested that the broadcaster is “in good shape” and “on track for the full year” as it reported results for the nine months…

Facebook to try and swerve GDPR

Facebook has changed its terms of service to put 1.5 billion members outside the protection of GDPR.  The change involves users who will be regulated via its European headquarters in…

Murdoch refused higher Comcast bid to go with Disney

Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox turned down a sale of its entertainment assets to Comcast because the cable group did not offer to pay a break fee in the event…

AT&T pulls DirecTV LatAm IPO

The long-awaited, but much delayed, Initial Public Offering (IPO) for the AT&T-owned Vrio division is not going ahead – at least for the moment. Vrio looks after the DirecTV broadcast…

Spain: Profits drop at Mediaset, Atresmedia

Mediaset and Atresmedia, the two largest TV groups in Spain, saw their profits drop by 12 per cent and 26 per cent respectively in the first quarter of the year,…

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