Advanced Television


Optimism under threat at SES

April 18th saw satellite operator issue its annual dividend payments (of €0.50 per share) to shareholders. That’s the good news. The bad news is that there was the usual post-dividend share sell-off, but this year’s decline was significant. SES’s Paris bourse share price has fallen 12.5 percent over the past week to €5.53 and at […]

April 19, 2024

Zayo Group names Deegan CEO of Zayo Europe

Zayo Group, a provider of network infrastructure, has appointed Colman Deegan as its new CEO of Zayo Europe to drive the business’ growth as cloud and AI adoption continues across the continent. This appointment is effective immediately. Steve Smith, CEO Zayo Group, commented: “Colman’s experience and proven track record as a CEO leading large teams […]

April 19, 2024

Little Dot Studios names Young History Hit, FAST MD

Digital content studio and media network, Little Dot Studios (an All3Media company), has appointed Richard Young as Managing Director, History Hit and FAST, with immediate effect. In this new dual position, Young’s remit will expand to include both his current role as Little Dot Studios’ Director of FAST and OTT Platforms, as well as spearhead […]

April 19, 2024

Italy: Rai breaks even in 2023

Italian public broadcaster Rai achieved a balanced net profit for 2023, according to financial statements approved by its Board of Directors. Net debt improved to €568 million compared to the previous year, indicating a sustainable financial position. Despite missing revenue from major sporting events and facing advertising restrictions, overall advertising income grew by more than […]

April 18, 2024From Branislav Pekic in Rome

Ellsberger named ETSI Director-General

During their 83rd General Assembly, ETSI members elected the ETSI Director-General Jan Ellsberger with a majority on the third ballot. ETSI’s Director-General is elected for a five-year term of office, which may be extended by the members for a further three years. From 1995 to 1998 Ellsberger worked as a permanent expert and was responsible […]

April 18, 2024

Nokia Q1 sales down 19%

Nokia has reported a slow start to 2024 with net sales declining 19 per cent year-on-year, in constant currency (-20 per cent reported) in Q1. The company noted that the environment is still challenging, but order trends continue to improve year-on-year, particularly in Network Infrastructure. Nokia’s full year 2024 outlook is unchanged. The company currently […]

April 18, 2024

ABS appoints Rigolle as CEO

ABS, the global satellite operator, has announced the appointment of Mark Rigolle as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective April 29th. Rigolle brings a wealth of experience in the satellite communications sector, having held positions with GEO, MEO and LEO satellite operators in various capacities. He will be based in ABS’ office in Dubai, […]

April 17, 2024

Insight TV appoints Schlippe as Commissioning Editor

Insight TV, the Millennial-focused global channel operator, and content producer, has announced the addition of Lisette Schlippe to its team in the role of Commissioning Editor. Schlippe arrives at Insight TV from Red Bull Media House, where she served as the Head of Global Content Partnerships. Schlippe’s background also includes time as Director of Content […]

April 17, 2024

ProSiebenSat.1 Q1 recovery; MFE readies bid?

German broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1 has reported what it has described as “a very good start to the year”, and achieved profitable growth in many areas of the portfolio in Q1. This is the result of an analysis of preliminary figures. The Group increased its revenues in the first quarter by 6 per cent to €867 million […]

April 16, 2024

Ofcom outlines mmWave spectrum auction

Ofcom has provided updates on how the media regulator will make spectrum available in the 26 GHz and 40 GHz bands – known as millimetre wave (mmWave) spectrum. This spectrum can carry large amounts of data and has the potential to improve mobile speeds in busy areas, such as train stations, football stadiums and concert […]

April 16, 2024