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Viaplay presents proposals for Board of Directors

In advance of the Viaplay Group Annual General Meeting of shareholders on May 14th, the Viaplay Group Nomination Committee has proposed the election of Katarina Bonde, Anna Bäck, Erik Forsberg, Andrea Gisle Joosen, Jacques du Puy, Maxime Saada, Didier Stoessel and Annica Witschard as members of the Board of Directors, and the election of Simon […]

April 12, 2024

Viasat opens London HQ

Satellite communications specialist Viasat has officially opened its International Business Headquarters in London. As part of Viasat’s focus to streamline operations and drive synergies to better serve its global mobility and government customer base, the company says it has reached another important integration milestone. Viasat acquired UK-based Inmarsat in 2023 and the London office will […]

April 12, 2024By Colin Mann

EBU promotes Corbin to Director of News

Liz Corbin, EBU Deputy Media Director/Head of News, has been promoted to Director of News, effective immediately. She will report directly to Noel Curran, EBU Director General. Corbin joined the EBU in January 2020, having worked for the BBC across television and digital journalism for over 18 years, most recently as Head of News for […]

April 12, 2024

Furiosa stars share Moments Worth Paying For

Pro—copyright consumer education body The Industry Trust for IP Awareness’s Moments Worth Paying For campaign is presenting an exclusive message for UK audiences from the stars of Warner Bros Pictures’ Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga ahead of its release only in cinemas on May 24th.  In the exclusive and brand-new content, Anya Taylor-Joy and Chris […]

April 12, 2024

MPA plans movie piracy crackdown

Charles Rivkin, Chairman and CEO of the Motion Picture Association, has confirmed the body will work with Members of Congress to enact judicial site-blocking legislation in the US. Delivering a State of the Industry address at CinemaCon 2024 in Las Vegas, Rivkin noted that in 2023, box office was up 20 per cent from the […]

April 11, 2024By Colin Mann

Kay-Jelski named BBC Director of Sport

Charlotte Moore, BBC’s Chief Content Officer, has announced Alex Kay-Jelski as the Director of BBC Sport. As Director he will set the editorial and creative strategy for BBC Sport. He will lead the teams – across commissioning, production, digital and journalism – and work closely with talent and partners to help drive the growth of […]

April 11, 2024

VOD Coalition appoints Maxwell as Executive Director

The European VOD Coalition has announced the appointment of Julia Maxwell as its first Executive Director, effective immediately. Maxwell will focus on expanding the Coalition’s presence in Europe, driving its advocacy efforts across the EU institutions, as well as policy makers, media and civil society. Her focus will be on championing the interests of the […]

April 11, 2024

MPs call for copyright changes

Many successful musicians, actors and writers are struggling to make a living as a result of gaps in copyright protection, a lack of support for freelancers and unpredictable returns from music streaming, UK MPs have warned. A report, Creator remuneration, from the Culture, Media and Sport Committee of the House of Commons, highlights the precarious […]

April 10, 2024By Colin Mann

Harmonic sinks on video about turn

Harmonic stock was down 17 per cent earlier this week as the company announced a change of CEO and a U-turn on the decision to sell its video business. Nimrod Ben-Natan, a 28-year product veteran at the company, will step up, replacing Patrick Harshman, who is set to retire as president and CEO in June. […]

April 10, 2024

UK broadband investment reaches £1.3bn

Data reveals that since the start of 2024, the UK Government is boosting access to fast and reliable Internet at an unprecedented speed, putting nearly 380,000 rural premises in line to access a better broadband connection. The upgrades will give rural communities access to the fastest Internet on the market, helping to grow the economy. […]

April 10, 2024By Colin Mann