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Study: Tech platforms disadvantage local broadcast journalism

Study: Tech platforms disadvantage local broadcast journalism

Radio and television stations are not adequately compensated for their news content on technology platforms because of an imbalance in market power, according to a new study by BIA Advisory…

BEREC calls for fast fibre networks roll-out

BEREC calls for fast fibre networks roll-out

Increasing the speed of roll-out of fibre broadband across member states is a vital component to drive a greener, more competitive economy as Europe gears up for a post pandemic…

ProSiebenSat.1 Q1: “Satisfying start to the year”

ProSiebenSat.1 Q1: “Satisfying start to the year”

Despite the continuing impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, ProSiebenSat.1 Group has reported a strong start in its 2021 financial year. In the first quarter of 2021, the Group generated revenues…

fuboTV delivers record revenue

fuboTV delivers record revenue

fuboTV, sports-first US TV streaming platform, has announced its Q1 results. The company closed the strongest first quarter in its history, delivering better-than-expected growth in subscribers (590,430, up 105 per…

Eutelsat Q3: Negative growth dominates

Eutelsat Q3: Negative growth dominates

Eutelsat’s Q3 results showed negative growth in almost all its key divisions, but the company told analysts that its prospects were looking up. Those losses, in hard cash, were miserable.…

Inmarsat takes on Dutch government

Inmarsat takes on Dutch government

The Netherlands wishes to auction off certain 3.5 GHz spectrum for re-use for 5G capacity. However, Inmarsat is objecting and taking the Dutch government to court and is seeking an…

FCC confirms $7bn connectivity scheme

The FCC has unanimously adopted final rules to implement the Emergency Connectivity Fund Programme. This $7.17 billion programme, funded by the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, will enable US…

BritBox North America names Arnot Exec SVP of Marketing

BritBox North America names Arnot Exec SVP of Marketing

BritBox North America has appointed Nada Arnot to the newly created post of SVP of Marketing to spearhead marketing for the growing streaming service. In her new role, Arnot will…

Versus acquires Xcite

Versus Systems has entered into a definitive agreement with Xcite Interactive to acquire 100 per cent of Xcite’s capital stock. Xcite is a specialist in interactive audience engagement, having worked…

Amino bids for MobiTV assets

Amino bids for MobiTV assets

Amino Technologies, the UK based TV tech firm, has confirmed that it has submitted a bid through a wholly-owned subsidiary to acquire the trade and assets of MobiTV – which…

Vice goes stream only, lines up IPO

Vice goes stream only, lines up IPO

Vice Media has launched a free online television channel available on the Roku platform in the US this week, as it markets an IPO to refinance some of the funding…

Survey: UK consumers distrust ads in ‘toxic environments’

Survey: UK consumers distrust ads in ‘toxic environments’

More than 85 per cent of UK consumers would reduce or stop purchasing products they buy regularly if they discovered an ad for that product had run next to Covid-19…

ACE shuts down ‘ripping and uploading’ operation

ACE shuts down ‘ripping and uploading’ operation

The Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment, the coalition dedicated to reducing online piracy and protecting the creative marketplace, has achieved a permanent end to video piracy outfit NTG Release Group’s…

Dish Network raises $1.25bn in new debt

Dish Network raises $1.25bn in new debt

Charlie Ergen’s DTH operation Dish Network intends on raising $1.25 billion in fresh debt by means of new senior notes. The cash will be raised via Dish DBS Corp, a…

GeoGuard DB updates target streaming geo-piracy

Geolocation security specialist GeoComply Solutions has unveiled what it describes as significant updates to GeoGuard DB, its VPN and proxy detection solution for the OTT and streaming video market. GeoGuard…

No target date for Virgin Galactic debut passengers

No target date for Virgin Galactic debut passengers

Sir Richard Branson-backed Virgin Galactic space tourism business reported its Q1 numbers after the market closed on May 10th, and the news was not good. The revenue position was but…