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Free over-70s DAB radio initiative

Free over-70s DAB radio initiative

BBC local radio is teaming up with manufacturers, retailers and a loneliness charity to offer free DAB radios to the most vulnerable people aged over 70. It comes as millions…

UK PSBs call for freelancer support

UK PSBs call for freelancer support

The UK’s public service broadcasters (BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5, S4C) have come together to ask the Government to work with them to support freelancers working in the broadcasting…

OneWeb confirms layoffs

Would-be global satellite broadband supplier OneWeb has reportedly laid off 10 per cent of its workforce amidst reported – but unconfirmed – plans that include Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The news…

UK creatives call for government support

With the escalating response to the current Covid-19 pandemic, Pact, the trade association representing the commercial interests of UK independent television, film, digital, children’s and animation media companies, is calling…

UK: New-build homes to come gigabit-ready

UK: New-build homes to come gigabit-ready

UK Digital Secretary Oliver Dowden has confirmed that the government will legislate to make sure new-build homes come with gigabit-speed broadband fit for the future, with the administration suggesting that…

Over-75s TV licence fee changes deferred

Over-75s TV licence fee changes deferred

In a Joint Statement, the BBC and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport have confirmed that changes to the funding of TV Licences for over 75s scheduled to…

No Government free TV licence BBC bail-out

No Government free TV licence BBC bail-out

The DCMS Committee, which monitors the policy, administration and expenditure of the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport and its associated bodies, including the BBC, on behalf of the…

UK govt confirms £5bn broadband boost

UK Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak has confirmed the Conservative administration’s commitment to support the rollout of gigabit-capable broadband in the most difficult to reach 20 per cent of…

Musk raises $500m for SpaceX

Elon Musk has raised $500.06 million (€441m) in fresh funding at a share price of an extremely buoyant $220 per share. This is double what SpaceX was looking to raise,…

THEO Technologies secures $10m Series A funding

THEO Technologies has raised $10 million (€8.8m) in a Series A funding round led by SmartFin Capital, with participation from PMV and Media Invest Vlaanderen (MIV). Founded in Leuven in…

CityFibre ramps up full fibre rollout

CityFibre ramps up full fibre rollout

CityFibre, the UK’s third national digital infrastructure platform, has revealed 36 additional locations to benefit from full fibre as part of its up to £4 billion (€4.6bn) Gigabit City Investment…

Dowden blasts BBC ‘narrow urban outlook’

Dowden blasts BBC ‘narrow urban outlook’

UK Digital, Culture, Media & Sport Secretary of State Oliver Dowden has suggested the BBC needs to be closer to, and understand the perspectives of, the whole of the UK…

Quibi raises $750m second round

Quibi raises $750m second round

Quibi, the soon-to-launch subscription service for short-form content on mobiles, founded by Jeff Katzenberg and Meg Whitman, has raised $750 million (€671m) in second round funding. Quibi’s, short for “Quick…

MPs to question BBC executives

MPs to question BBC executives

BBC Director-General Lord Hall and Chairman Sir David Clementi are to give evidence to the first hearing of the new Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee, which monitors the policy,…

Minute Media raises another $40m

Minute Media, a global technology and digital publishing platform, has raised $40 million (€36.4m) in venture capital, bringing its total funding to $160 million. This latest round of funding was…

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