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Ofcom: SVoD subs surpass pay-TV

Ofcom: SVoD subs surpass pay-TV

The number of UK subscriptions to streaming services such as Netflix has overtaken those to traditional pay-TV for the first time, marking a major shift in the UK’s viewing habits,…

UK broadcasters demand Brexit clarity

UK broadcasters demand Brexit clarity

The Commercial Broadcasters Association (COBA) – the voice for commercial broadcasters in the UK – has stressed the need for urgent clarity on whether a transition period will happen following…

MPs: Changing behaviour ‘significant risk’ to BBC commercial performance

MPs: Changing behaviour ‘significant risk’ to BBC commercial performance

A report from the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of the UK House of Commons on the BBC’s commercial activities has concluded that the BBC must strike a balance between serving…

UK youngsters boost legal content consumption

UK youngsters boost legal content consumption

Figures published by the UK’s Intellectual Property Office (IPO) show that UK consumers are more willing to pay for online content through subscription services. While overall levels of piracy remain…

Cleeng raises €5m with Walvis

Cleeng, a specialist in video e-commerce solutions for broadcasters, has announced a Series B funding round of €5 Million to drive product development and growth in key markets.  With the…

Disney commits to Sky News funding

Disney has committed itself to a series of undertakings in respect of Sky News as part of the proposed merger between 21st Century Fox and Sky. In a Statement in…

Ofcom: ‘Openreach separation broadly satisfactory’

Ofcom: ‘Openreach separation broadly satisfactory’

UK communications regulator Ofcom has published its first progress report on the legal separation of Openreach from its parent company BT. BT agreed in March 2017 to Ofcom’s requirements to…

Intelsat raises $600m

Intelsat raises $600m

As expected, Intelsat has confirmed it will raise more than $600 million in fresh funds. Intelsat says that about $230 million (€195m) will take the form of new common shares…

UK broadcasters secure FTA TV future

UK broadcasters secure FTA TV future

The UK’s major broadcast companies have signed a new five-year agreement to accelerate digital terrestrial TV service Freeview’s transition to a fully hybrid platform, providing the best in free-to-view live…

Intelsat planning more cash-raising?

Intelsat issued a “Shelf Registration Statement” with the Securities & Exchange Commission last week, along with an updated prospectus. There was no specific amount mentioned, or any clue as to…

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