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Spain: Euskaltel seeks to increase revenues by 30%

Soon after UK’s Zegona had announced a capital enlargement of over €100 million to become the largest shareholder in the company, Basque Country-based telco operator Euskaltel has unveiled plans to…

City Analysis: The prospects for media in 2019

Equity analysts at investment banker Exane/BNP-Paribas stress that despite generally poor stock market performances last year, Europe’s Media sector actually did well, with losses of only -4 per cent, against…

Premier League opens Singapore office  

Premier League opens Singapore office  

The Premier League’s first international office has opened in Singapore. Based in Tanjong Pagar, the office will provide a base for the Asia-Pacific region and has primarily been established to…

Liberty Latin America eyes Millicom

Liberty Latin America, a wireless and cable operator in South America and the Caribbean, has approached Millicom International Cellular with an acquisition bid, according to a Reuters report. Liberty Latin…

Endeavor Streaming formed with Neulion

Endeavor Streaming formed with Neulion

Endeavor, a global player in sports, entertainment, and fashion with a portfolio of companies including WME, IMG, and UFC, has announced the formation of Endeavor Streaming, encompassing the company’s video…

ETL Systems acquires Atlantic Microwave

ETL Systems, a global designer and manufacturer of RF equipment for satellite communications today announced it has acquired Atlantic Microwave, a provider of microwave components and satellite communication test equipment. ETL…

Brexit: Discovery seeks Dutch home

Brexit: Discovery seeks Dutch home

Discovery Communications is applying for Dutch broadcast licences and plans to move its European pay-TV HQ to The Netherlands due to ongoing Brexit uncertainty. The company said “This decision ensures…

Study: UK multichannel investment tops £1bn

Signalling how the UK television industry has become a truly ‘mixed ecology’ of different players, investment in the creation of home-grown television programmes by multichannel broadcasters has hit £1.1 billion…

SpaceX lays off 10% of staff

Elon Musk’s rocket company SpaceX is laying off 10 per cent of its staff citing an uncertain future and extraordinarily difficult period ahead. “To continue delivering for our customers and…

Ofcom study: How different groups use comms services

Ofcom study: How different groups use comms services

Differences in how certain groups use communications services are explained in regulator Ofcom’s latest Access and Inclusion research report. The report looks at how affordability, take-up and engagement with telecoms,…

Entertainment trade body urges HMV survival

Entertainment trade body urges HMV survival

Industry trade body the British Association for Screen Entertainment (BASE) has responded to the news that UK entertainment retailer HMV has entered administration for the second time in six years,…

Poland: “We need unified view on Huawei”

Polish interior minister Joachim Brudziński has called for the EU and NATO to take a “joint stance” on whether to exclude Chinese equipment vendor Huawei from their markets. The call…

Canada: Shaw increases profit

Canada’s Shaw Communications has reported a 68.5 per cent surge in quarterly profit, as more subscribers signed up for the telecom company’s wireless services. Telecom service providers in Canada, including…

Jones new COBA chair

Jones new COBA chair

A+E Networks’ UK head Heather Jones has been elected chair of the Commercial Broadcasters Association (COBA), the industry body for multichannel broadcasters. As chair, Jones will lead COBA’s board in…

Alita battles for Moments Worth Paying For

Alita battles for Moments Worth Paying For

Alita: Battle Angel, an epic adventure of hope and empowerment from visionary filmmakers James Cameron and Robert Rodriguez, has become the latest film to receive an exclusive trailer as part…