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Eutelsat+OneWeb to list in London

Sunil Bharti Mittal, the Indian billionaire telecoms tycoon and executive chairman of OneWeb, which is in the process of merging with Paris-based Eutelsat, said a secondary listing in London was a plan “we will deliver”. “The benefit is that you have a varied investor base to address to, but this is more a requirement of […]

March 28, 2023By Chris Forrester

Disney begins cuts

The Walt Disney Company is beginning the process of cutting about 7,000 jobs.CEO  Bob Iger said the cuts would start this week and last until the early summer, with the bulk taking place in April. Iger said the measures were needed for Disney to adopt “a more effective, co-ordinated and streamlined approach to our business”. […]

March 28, 2023

Nørrelund to leave Viaplay Group

Peter Nørrelund, Viaplay Group EVP and Chief Sports Officer, has decided to resign from his position after more than 20 years with the company. Nørrelund joined Modern Times Group (MTG) in Denmark in 2003 and was promoted to Group Head of Sports in 2013. Following the split of MTG and Nordic Entertainment Group (now Viaplay […]

March 28, 2023

MPs to question grandees on BBC impartiality

The Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee of the UK House of Commons is to question Lord Birt, former BBC Director General, and Lord Patten, former BBC Trust Chair, on issues relating to BBC impartiality. The one-off session on March 28th follows recent issues culminating with the suspension and reinstatement of Gary Lineker on Match […]

March 27, 2023By Colin Mann

Bubble bursting and bundles

Everyone knows the old fable about the Emperor and his lack of clothing. One person eventually calls out his nakedness and, eventually, everyone agrees; the collective illusion, the group think, is broken. The first truth-teller has to be brave, or have nothing to lose. But, in some ways, the most important figure is the second […]

March 27, 2023

TAG claims Europe ad anti-piracy success

The Trustworthy Accountability Group (TAG), the programme to fight criminal activity and strengthen brand safety in digital advertising, has released the second annual report on its anti-piracy initiative, Project Brand Integrity (PBI), highlighting its continued success in reducing ad-supported piracy in Europe. The report found that 86 per cent of brands contacted by PBI in […]

March 27, 2023By Colin Mann

Government accepts DCMS music recommendations

The Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee of the UK parliament has published the Government’s response to its follow up report on the Economics of Music Streaming, which promises to deliver ‘meaningful and lasting improvements’ to the sector. The Committee’s initial 2021 report was acknowledged as a ‘key moment for the music industry’ by the […]

March 27, 2023By Colin Mann

Black named Edgio’s CTO/GM Media

Edgio, the platform of choice for speed, security and simplicity at the edge, has appointed Eric Black as CTO/General Manager, Media. Having been at the forefront of digital video and live event streaming with NBCUniversal for more than twenty years, Black joins Edgio to lead the company’s growth in delivering linear, live and on-demand video […]

March 27, 2023

EU unveils IRIS2 tender documents

The European Commission (EC) has published its tender specifications for its IRIS2 global satellite project. The EC wants the contract to be firmly in place within one year. The concept is for an EU-backed fully independent constellation of satellites. The IRIS2 project is for a multi-orbit satellite network and managed as a concession by a […]

March 27, 2023

Italy challenges ‘digital mafias’

Italy’s Camera dei deputati  (Chamber of Deputies), the lower house of the Italian Parliament, has approved in its first reading and unanimously new measures to fight the illegal distribution of copyright-protected content. The initiative brings on board the Communication Authority (AgCom), the National Cybersecurity Agency and Internet Service Providers. The target of the new anti-piracy […]

March 24, 2023From Branislav Pekic in Rome