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Italy: JV to manage nearly 1,000 TV towers

3Lettronica Industriale and Prima TV have teamed up to jointly manage a network of nearly 1,000 DTT transmitters in Italy. The two partners will offer interested broadcasters the possibility of…

BritBox confirms distribution partners

BritBox confirms distribution partners

BritBox, the SVoD service created by UK PSBs the BBC and ITV, has agreed distribution deals bringing the service to Samsung TVs, Freeview Play and YouView, reaching millions of homes…

Mediaset shareholders approve cross-border venture

Mediaset shareholders approve cross-border venture

An extraordinary shareholders’ meeting of Italian broadcaster Mediaset has approved the merger with Mediaset España into holding company MediaForEurope (MFE). The transaction should be approved today, September 5th, by shareholders…

Malaysia: Astro, Maxis convergence partnership

In support of the Malaysian Government’s National Fiberisation and Connectivity Plan to drive higher adoption of broadband nationwide, two of the country’s leading brands, Astro and Maxis, have announced a…

Q4 launch for £5.99 BritBox

Q4 launch for £5.99 BritBox

Following the confirmation in late February 2019 that they were in the concluding phase of talks to establish a strategic partnership, ITV and the BBC have now signed an agreement…

BBC Studios, Discovery complete UKTV deal

BBC Studios, Discovery complete UKTV deal

BBC Studios, the Corporation’s commercial subsidiary, and multichannel programmer Discovery have confirmed the close of the UKTV transaction, announced on April 1st, 2019. Discovery formally takes over control of lifestyle…

Turkey and Argentina to build joint satellite

Turkish Aerospace and Argentina’s INVAP have formed a strategic alliance to develop a new geostationary satellite. INVAP is a well-regarded business with some 1300 staff. IT was the first company…

Iliad, Cellnex form strategic partnership

Iliad has entered into a series of agreements with Cellnex to form a strategic partnership with respect to the Group’s passive mobile telecom infrastructure in France and Italy. In France,…

Barco, IMAX strike projection agreement

Barco and IMAX, already long-term partners in beaming laser projection giant screen cinema experiences, have announced the expansion of their international partnership to continue providing audiences with the next level…

ITV exec: ‘Room for another SVoD player’

ITV exec: ‘Room for another SVoD player’

Faz Aftab, Director of Platform Distribution at UK commercial public broadcaster ITV, has revealed that research suggests that people will pay for BritBox, the SVoD joint venture between the BBC…

Discovery, BBC agree UKTV future

Discovery, BBC agree UKTV future

Discovery and BBC Studios have concluded a series of agreements, reigniting their historic relationship with a significant multi-million pound global content partnership spanning a library of premium factual series to…

ITV’s McCall: “BritBox not too late”

ITV’s McCall: “BritBox not too late”

Carolyn McCall, chief executive of UK commercial public service broadcaster ITV, has refuted a suggestion that the proposed BritBox SVoD service it is planning in partnership with the BBC was…

Russia buys into OneWeb

Russian businesses have reportedly bought a majority share of the OneWeb satellite mega-constellation that will operate over Russia via a Russian joint venture. This means, in essence, that OneWeb should…

Survey: 88% media and tech execs champion collaboration

A survey of media and broadcast industry professionals has unveiled the importance media and technology professionals are placing on collaboration as a driver for business success and creativity. The research,…

SK Telecom, Harman, Sinclair automotive MoU

SK Telecom, Harman, Sinclair automotive MoU

Korean mobile telco SK Telecom and Sinclair Broadcast Group, one of the largest TV broadcasting companies in the US, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with connected products and…

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