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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…

FilmNation, NENT Group UK TV JV

FilmNation Entertainment and Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group) are forming a new UK-based television joint venture, which will operate under the FilmNation brand. The joint venture will develop, produce and…

SK Telecom, Sinclair Broadcast ATSC 3.0 JV

SK Telecom, Sinclair Broadcast ATSC 3.0 JV

Korean mobile telco SK Telecom and Sinclair Broadcast Group, one of the largest TV broadcasting companies in the US, have signed a joint venture agreement to lead the next-generation broadcasting…

Altice, KKR create Hivory tower business

Altice, KKR create Hivory tower business

Telecoms, content, media, entertainment and advertising group Altice Europe and global investment firm KKR have announced the creation of Hivory, the largest independent telecoms tower company in France and third…

Yahsat, Hughes finalise broadband satellite JV

Yahsat, Hughes finalise broadband satellite JV

United Arab Emirates-based satellite operator Al Yah Satellite Communications Company (Yahsat) and broadband satellite technologist Hughes Network Systems (Hughes), a subsidiary of EchoStar Corporation, have confirmed the completion of a…

Ergen links with Hispasat over Mexico

Ergen links with Hispasat over Mexico

Charlie Ergen’s DISH Network has joined Hispasat to bring a broadband-by-satellite service to Mexico. The service, called ‘ON’ is designed to bring the Internet to areas with poor or no…

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