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NXP completes Conexant deal

With this transaction, the first for its Home Business Unit, NXP's existing set-top box (STB) and digital TV (DTV) operations will be combined with Conexant's BMP business. NXP's Home business…

Light at end of tunnel for TMT

Nearly a quarter (23 per cent) of TMT companies are forecasting growth of more than 20 per cent over the next three years, and almost than two-thirds (62 per cent)…

Record six months for commercial TV

During January to June, the UK watched 2.4 billion broadcast TV ads a day, an average of 42 per person. Within BARB's total figure, commercial impacts are also up for…

DirecTV posts solid quarter

The outfit, of which Liberty Media owns a controlling interest, reported earnings of $455 million on second-quarter revenue of $4.8 billion. DirecTV's revenue jumped 16 per cent from the $4.1…

Dish loses subs

Although the subscriber loss meant lower installation costs for Dish, which helped lift its second-quarter profit above expectations, analysts said that the customer loss boded ill for the company's growth…

Time Warner profits drop

The company affirmed its full-year financial targets after revenue rose at its film, cable and networks segments. Time Warner also took legal and tax steps that make it possible to…

Virgin Media beats profit expectations

Virgin Media, which has Britain's highest broadband speeds and reaches more homes than its rivals, said it lost 19,500 net customers in the normally weak second quarter, taking the total…

Premiere Q2 loss, targets pirates

Meanwhile, Premiere is hoping to convert the thousands of pirate viewers illegally viewing the service into legitimate subscribers through a new campaign. The platform, currently in the final stages of…

Deutsche Telekom Q2 progression

As in the first quarter, fluctuating exchange rates and changes in the composition of the Group had a considerable impact on the development of results in the first six months.…

News Corp Q4 strong, warns of a difficult ';09

Operating income for News Corp is expected to rise by a more moderate four to six per cent in fiscal 2009, compared with a mid-teens percentage range for 2008. Revenue…