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Eutelsat suffers from shareholder kicking

Eutelsat, which on May 14th issued its 5th downward revision in market guidance in the past 7 quarters, saw its share price crash May 15th by 8 percent (€1.30) to…

Magid appoints Katz as SVP

Consumer-centred business strategy company Magid has announced the hiring of Brian Katz as SVP, Product and Data Strategy, EmotionalDNA (eDNA). Based in New York, Katz will play a senior role…

Pay-TV transformation boosts Mediaset Q1

Italian broadcasting group Mediaset reported net revenues of €718.2 million in the first quarter of 2019, compared to €839.2 million for the period January-March 2018. The Italian market accounted for…

Ofcom introduces ‘best deal’ rules

Ofcom introduces ‘best deal’ rules

Broadband, phone and TV customers must be told when their contract is coming to an end, and shown the best deals available, under new rules announced by UK comms regulator…

Eutelsat Q3 saved by the tax-man

Eutelsat Q3 saved by the tax-man

Eutelsat has turned in another quarter of disappointing, and in the process issued its fifth downgrade in the past seven quarters. This time, Eutelsat cut its current year’s trading guidance…

BBC extends Orkney 5G broadcast trial

BBC extends Orkney 5G broadcast trial

The BBC’s 5G broadcast radio trial in Stronsay, Orkney, has been extended until the end of September 2019. The trial began in February with residents in Stronsay becoming some of…

Bank: “SES our top conviction”

As previously reported, two US Republican senators have called on the FCC to take speedy action on the proposed C-band auction. A bank’s special report says that the prospects for…

Disney takes control of Hulu

Disney takes control of Hulu

The Walt Disney Company has revealed it is taking full operational control of US streaming service Hulu effective immediately, in return for Disney and Comcast (NBCU parent) entering into a…

Vodafone cuts dividend as 5G costs mount

Vodafone’s new CEO has had to take back his promise on the dividend as the board cuts it for the first time since 1990 as international operations suffer and 5G…

Inmarsat agrees to takeover

Inmarsat agrees to takeover

Inmarsat is to be acquired by a consortium of private equity investors. Its Board of Directors voted in favour of the acquisition on May 10th with the decision helped by…

UK to review digital radio sector

UK to review digital radio sector

Recognising that changes in technology and the competitive landscape in recent years mean that the debate about a future digital transition programme for radio in the UK has shifted, Margot…

Hautefort appointed Netgem CEO

Netgem’s Board of Directors has decided to separate the functions of Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, appointing Mathias Hautefort as its Chief Executive Officer, replacing Joseph Haddad who will remain…

CBA 5G decision later this year

Equity analysts from investment bank Exane/BNPP spent an intense week talking to industry executives as well as regulators in Washington, and taking advantage of the Satellite 2019 conflab. The result…

Avanti seeks more cash

London-based Avanti Communications is looking at various options in order to rise money. The end result will be additional capital in the form of fresh senior debt which it calls…

EC investigates Telia Bonnier acquisition

EC investigates Telia Bonnier acquisition

The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation to assess the proposed acquisition of Bonnier Broadcasting by Telia Company under the EU Merger Regulation. The Commission is concerned that the…