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Fewer media in FTSE

The number of media companies present in the FTSE 100 will be at its lowest level for more than 10 years, according to research from A review of all the companies identified that once ITV is relegated this week, only five per cent of the FTSE 100 will be media companies. This is a significant […]

September 8, 2008

Philips takes over Teletrax

Royal Philips Electronics has assumed full ownership of its former joint venture Teletrax, the world's first global broadcast intelligence company. Philips plans to combine Teletrax

September 4, 2008

GTV funding

GTV is currently available in Botswana, Cameroon, DRC, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe, and is commencing a phased rollout across sub-Saharan Africa. At the same time, Gateway is selling its telecommunications business to the African mobile operator Vodacom.

September 4, 2008

Liberty spin off Entertainment

Liberty Media Corporation announced that it has authorised its management to proceed with development of a plan to distribute to the holders of Liberty Entertainment The transaction would be effected as the redemption of all outstanding shares of Liberty Entertainment tracking stock in exchange for shares of the subsidiary. The subsidiary, which would become a […]

September 4, 2008

Comcast names limit

Comcast says that to exceed that 250 GB threshold, a customer would have to dowload 125 standard-definition movies.The announcement comes three weeks before Comcast must report to the FCC on how it has managed Internet traffic and how it will better inform customers of that network management, the result of an FCC finding Comcast had […]

August 31, 2008

Kudelski Group reports Q1

Total revenues and other operating income came in at CHF 424.2 million (E262m), which is slightly up compared to the first half 2007. Kudelski reported an operating loss of CHF 18.5 million and a net loss of CHF 39.8 million. The Group forecasts to deliver a profitable second half, while the bulk of the economic […]

August 31, 2008

Springer, eventIS combine VOD

The combination of both systems gives advertisers the opportunity to leverage the advertising ecosystem by addressing VOD users and customers with targeted real-time advertisements. Operators are thus enabled to generate new and additional revenue streams from their existing Video on Demand offerings – while digital subscribers enjoy a pure VOD entertainment experience, combined with contextually […]

August 29, 2008

Gilat deal in danger

Unless a deal is struck Gilat's board of directors will meet this weekend to decide whether to continue negotiations or sue the investors who agreed to take the company private for $475m, or $11.40 per share. If Gilat opts to go to court, as many other spurned takeover targets have in the past year, it […]

August 28, 2008

Graham for Harmonic EMEA role

Glen Sakata, who successfully led Harmonic’s EMEA reorganization for the past two years, has been named Vice President of Sales for the Americas, with responsibility for North America broadcast, satellite and telco sales, as well as Latin America sales across all market segments. In addition, Jim Marino was recently promoted to Vice President of Sales […]

August 28, 2008