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ITV Studios makes 3 new Production Directors

ITV Studios makes 3 new Production Directors

ITV Studios has announced a number of senior production management appointments following a restructure. Three new Directors of Production will individually oversee UK Scripted, UK non-scripted and international production, supporting the…

RTVE’s debt to reach €588m

RTVE’s debt to reach €588m

Spanish public broadcaster RTVE will see its debt grow by 61.5 per cent in 2022 to €588 million, according to the government’s general budget. RTVE’s annual budget will be cut…

Italian pay-TV piracy ring busted

Italian pay-TV piracy ring busted

Italy’s Guardia di Finanza (Financial Police) has busted a pay-TV piracy ring and cited some 1,800 people for pay-TV subscription fraud. They were all sold pirated IPTV subscriptions to pay-TV…

Tremor International acquires Spearad

Tremor International acquires Spearad

Tremor International, a specialist in video and connected TV advertising, has announced the strategic acquisition of Spearad, a global CTV Video ad server and media management platform purpose-built for broadcasters and…

UK music industry calls for Government post-pandemic action

UK music industry calls for Government post-pandemic action

This Is Music 2021, the  annual report from UK Music, which represents the collective interests of the production side of UK’s commercial music industry, reveals the devastating impact of Covid-19,…

CMA to probe music streaming market

CMA to probe music streaming market

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has announced its intention to launch a market study into music streaming. Following discussion by the CMA Board, CMA will now carry out…

AsiaSat takes stake in One Click Go Live

AsiaSat takes stake in One Click Go Live

Asia Satellite Telecommunications Company Limited (AsiaSat), the Asia satellite solutions provider, has acquired a strategic stake in One Click Go Live, a company incorporated in Hong Kong and specialised in video…

Bank: “Video game spend remains robust”

Media analysts from investment bank Berenberg, ahead of a major Video Gaming Conference they are hosting in November, say that the video game market has pulled back sharply in recent…

Hollywood avoids production strike

Hollywood avoids production strike

Hollywood has dodged a damaging strike as the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) agreed with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) on improved working conditions…

Verizon, partners achieve 5G upload milestone

Verizon, partners achieve 5G upload milestone

A lab trial using aggregated bands of 5G mmWave spectrum undertaken by Verizon, Samsung Electronics, and Qualcomm Technologies has reached upload speeds of 711 Mbps. “Our mmWave build is a…

Vodacom joins Telkom/MTN in ICASA action

Vodacom joins Telkom/MTN in ICASA action

South African cellular operator Vodacom has joined telco Telkom in confronting regulator ICASA over its decision to take back “temporary” spectrum. It means that South Africa’s three largest telcos (including…

Copyright suit against Desi TV/Live TV

Copyright suit against Desi TV/Live TV

The International Broadcaster Coalition Against Piracy (IBCAP) has announced another member lawsuit, this one filed in a federal court in New York against South Asian pirate video services branded as…

ICASA battles Telkom

ICASA battles Telkom

South African telco Telkom is arguing that an upcoming withdrawal of cellular spectrum would cause significant disruption as people are still forced to work from home, and the move would…

Portuguese operators oppose pay-TV tax hike

Portuguese operators oppose pay-TV tax hike

The Portuguese Association of Electronic Telecommunications Operators (APRITEL) has criticised the proposed increase in the annual tax levied from pay-TV operators. The draft State Budget for 2022 provides that pay-TV…

Vodafone Spain reduces redundancy plan

Vodafone Spain reduces redundancy plan

Vodafone Spain has reduced the number of affected workers within its redundancy plan to 467 from the initial 515 in an attempt to reach an agreement with trade unions. The…

Elite investors back Molten cloud platform

Elite investors back Molten cloud platform

Molten, an enterprise cloud platform built from the ground up, has raised $7 million (€6m) in total seed funding, with investments from top Hollywood and tech luminaries as well as…