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Disney+ adds 7.9m subs in Q2

The Walt Disney Company has reported earnings for its second fiscal quarter ended April 2nd 2022. Revenues for the quarter and six months grew 23 per cent and 29 per cent, respectively, despite a $1 billion (€0.96bn) reduction for the amount due to a customer to early terminate licence agreements for film and television content […]

May 12, 2022

BT results: “Openreach continues to build like fury”

BT Group has published its full year results, revealing underlying revenue of £20.9 billion (€24.4bn) – down 2 per cent for the full year – attributed to declines in Enterprise and Global. Cost savings meant EBITDA rose 2 per cent to £7.6 billion. The telco said it is on track to meet its targets for […]

May 12, 2022

Ofcom’s Carter to join Vodafone Board

Former Ofcom CEO Stephen Carter will be appointed as a non-executive director of Vodafone Group following the Company’s Annual General Meeting on July 26th, subject to shareholder approval. “I am delighted to welcome Stephen to Vodafone’s Board,” declared Vodafone’s Chairman, Jean-Francois van Boxmeer. “He brings a track record of value creation and he has extensive […]

May 12, 2022By Colin Mann

Movistar Q1: Pay-TV subs decline continues

Spain’s largest pay-TV platform Movistar lost 69,200 TV customers in the first quarter of the year, down to 3,647,200 subscribers. In a year, the company has lost 248,100 pay-TV customers, from 3,895,300 as of March 2021 to 3,647,200 in March 2022, substantially below its peak of 4,054,300 subscribers in March 2020. Convergent customers also decreased […]

May 12, 2022From David Del Valle in Madrid

ProSiebenSat.1 confirms 2022 outlook

ProSiebenSat.1 has reported that results in Q1 2022 in line with the Group’s expectations, noting that its “synergistic business model demonstrates resilience despite the Russia-Ukraine war, ongoing pandemic, and strains on consumer sentiment.” The German broadcasting group saw revenues grow by 2 per cent to €954 million, with a significant growth in advertising revenue being […]

May 12, 2022

EU, US, UK blame Russia for Viasat hack

The European Union, the UK and the US government have all formally blamed the Russian government for the February 24th hack and damage to Viasat satellite modems in Europe in the hours before the invasion of Ukraine. The Russian hack of Viasat’s modems resulted in an immediate and significant loss of communication in the earliest […]

May 12, 2022By Chris Forrester

UK MPs to probe connected tech

The UK House of Commons Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee is to examine the impacts of the increasing prevalence of smart and connected technology and what needs to be done to ensure it is safe and secure for its users. The ‘Connected tech: smart or sinister?’ inquiry will explore how devices including smart speakers, […]

May 12, 2022By Colin Mann

smartclip acquires Realytics

smartclip, the adtech company of RTL Deutschland, has announced the acquisition of adtech specialist Realytics. The combined adtech solutions will help to measure the impact of TV campaigns on websites. “Realytics systematically analyses the impact of TV advertising on advertiser websites and leverages these data points with state-of-the-art AI algorithms for better decisioning in traditional […]

May 12, 2022

Chapman joining Sky Sports

Sky Sports has announced that television and radio presenter Mark Chapman will host its Carabao Cup on-screen line-up for the 2022/23 competition starting this summer. Chapman has over 25 years broadcasting experience and is currently presenting BBC’s Match of the Day 2 and The Monday Night Club on BBC Radio 5 Live. He also previously […]

May 12, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Ruiz joins Paramount+, C5 commissioning team

Paramount UK has announced the appointment of Federico Ruiz as Commissioning Editor, Factual and Non-Scripted. Ruiz joins from Firercracker Films where he was Head of Factual Entertainment. He will commission factual titles across the Channel 5 portfolio as well as the streaming service Paramount+, which launches in the UK and Ireland on June 22nd. Ruiz’s […]

May 12, 2022