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GCA to increase production collaboration

GCA to increase production collaboration

Fifteen TV and film trade associations from around the world have come together at MIPCOM in Cannes, to form the Global Creative Alliance (GCA), a new partnership to encourage more…

Satellite majors form US consortium

Satellite majors form US consortium

Intelsat, SES, Eutelsat and Telesat have created the C-band Alliance (CBA), a formal consortium to work to clear the USA’s mid-band satellite spectrum for use by the nation’s 5G operators.…

Ergen takes 20% of new Yahsat j-v

Ergen takes 20% of new Yahsat j-v

The Middle East game of ‘musical chairs’ in terms of satellite merger and acquisitions continues. Last month saw Abu Dhabi’s satellite operator Yahsat complete its purchase of a majority stake…

ProSiebenSat.1, Discovery in German OTT JV

ProSiebenSat.1 and Discovery have revealed plans to build a local streaming platform in Germany by integrating 7TV, maxdome and Eurosport Player in one place. The OTT platform will offer a…

Italy OKs TIM-Fastweb FTTH deal

Italy’s Competition and Market Authority (Autorità Garante della Concorrenza e del Mercato) has given its go-ahead for plans by TIM and Fastweb to build a FTTH fibre-optic network covering 29…

Eutelsat sidesteps ViaSat JV

Eutelsat is ordering up a new broadband satellite from Thales Alenia which is replacing a planned joint-venture with California-based ViaSat. Konnect VHTS (Very High Throughput Satellite) is the new craft.…

Cable MSOs team for advanced ads

Cable MSOs team for advanced ads

US cable MSOs Charter Communications, Comcast Corporation and Cox Communications, owners of multiscreen media sales company NCC Media, are creating a new division within NCC to design, deploy and sell…

BBC Studios officially launches

BBC Studios officially launches

The newly-created BBC Studios has officially launched, which the corporation heralding it as a new chapter in its content creation and exploitation activities. In an environment of increasing competition for…

Mediaset, Sky Italia deal “good news” for both

The agreement between Sky Italia and Mediaset, where a batch of Mediaset’s premium channels (5 cinema and 4 series/entertainment) will shortly be carried on Sky Italia’s satellite service, is seemingly…

Nigeria talks cooperation with Turksat

Nigeria talks cooperation with Turksat

Nigeria’s Communications Satellite organisation (NigComSat) is reportedly in talks with Turkey’s Turksat about potential cooperation. The talks began at the recent Washington Satellite 2018 show and where NigSatCom said the…

Liberty, Sunrise mull Swiss venture

Liberty Global is in talks with Sunrise Communications Group about a potential partnership to combine and expand their businesses in Switzerland, according to Reuters. The early-stage discussions could pave the…

News Corp, Telstra formalise Foxtel, FOX SPORTS merger

Following the December 2017 announcement by the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) that it had decided to not oppose the proposed merger of FOX SPORTS and Foxtel after finding…

Telecom Italia to pull out of Canal+ JV?

Telecom Italia looks set to pull out of a proposed joint-venture with Canal+, the pay-TV arm of its top shareholder French media group Vivendi, according to a Reuters report. Under…

BBC buying out Scripps at UKTV?

The BBC’s commercial division is looking at stumping up £500 million (€560m) to take full control of its UKTV joint-venture with Scripps Networks Interactive, according to a report in The…

Canal+, Telecom Italia JV

With its parent company Vivendi under regulatory pressure regarding its shareholdings in both Telecom Italia and pay-TV operator Mediaset, Canal + is forming a joint-venture with Telecom Italia focused on…