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Secuoya, Planeta to invest €120m in Madrid Content City

Spanish media group Secuoya and publishing house Planeta have joined forces to turn Madrid Content City, the audiovisual facilities that host Netflix, into one of the biggest European production hubs.…

Kacific closes $160m fresh funding

Kacific Broadband will see its ‘condominium’ satellite launched next week on December 16th by a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, subject to weather.  The ‘condomium’ term refers to a satellite that…

IPV secures £4m investment

Media asset management software provider IPV has confirmed details of new growth capital that will enable it to further expand the global reach of its acclaimed MAM product, Curator. The…

Luxembourg launches satellite fund

The Luxembourg government is launching a dedicated fund to invest in high financial return projects linked to the satellite and space sector. Luxembourg-based satellite operator SES will invest in the…

Sky: Major new Elstree studio

Sky: Major new Elstree studio

Sky is to invest in building a new 32-acre, state-of-the-art TV and film studio at Elstree, just north of London, home to the world-renowned Elstree Studios. The proposed development represents…

Frame.io raises $50m in Series C financing

Frame.io, a video review and collaboration platform used by over one million filmmakers and media professionals, has raised a $50 million (€45.4m) Series C round to help support its next…

ESA to fund R&D on optical satellites

ESA to fund R&D on optical satellites

The European Space Agency is looking to set a budget of almost $2 billion (€1.7 billion) for research and development on new technologies within the satellite sector. The R&D work,…

IntSights raises $30m in Series D funding

IntSights, the threat intelligence company focused on enabling enterprises to Defend Forward, has raised a $30 million series D to accelerate expansion of the IntSights External Threat Intelligence Suite. Qumra…

Labour: Free broadband for all

The UK Labour party has made an election pledge to give every home and business in the UK free full-fibre broadband by 2030 – if it wins the general election.…

Labour broadband plan: Industry reaction

Labour broadband plan: Industry reaction

Philip Jansen, the chief executive of BT, has warned that real cost of the Labour opposition’s General Election pledge to roll out a full-fibre network nationwide and provide free broadband…

OneWeb and Intelsat “never had a contract”

Despite all manner of negotiations spread over some 17 months between would-be mega-satellite operator OneWeb and Intelsat, the pair never actually reached an agreement, says OneWeb in an application to…

EIB provides funding of up to €20m to Bitmovin

EIB provides funding of up to €20m to Bitmovin

The European Investment Bank (EIB) is providing financing of up to €20 million to Bitmovin, a developer of video streaming technology. The company powers leading video streaming services – its…

Research: ‘SVoD sees huge growth in UK production’

The TV and film production sector is experiencing a period of phenomenal growth, driven by demand for British content from Netflix and Amazon Prime, according to data from Barclays Business…

Report: Gigabit broadband to transform European lives

Report: Gigabit broadband to transform European lives

A new report by economist firm Oxera has revealed how widespread access to Internet speeds of at least 1 Gigabit per second will lead to transformative changes in the way…

UK Lords call for PSB safeguarding

UK Lords call for PSB safeguarding

The Communications and Digital Committee of UK parliament’s upper chamber the House of Lords has warned that public service broadcasters (PSBs) need to be better supported to ensure that they…

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