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Bank praises US cable giants

Investment bank JP Morgan has issued strong “Overweight” advice on some US cable operators to its clients. The bank says that there’s a “spectrum of opportunity” for the pay-TV and…

Arqiva withdraws from Digital UK shareholding

Arqiva withdraws from Digital UK shareholding

Digital UK, the joint venture which leads the operations and strategy of UK DTT platform and Freeview service, has confirmed that broadcast network infrastructure and transmission services provider Arqiva will…

Intelsat completes Gogo Commercial Aviation acquisition

Satellite operator Intelsat has completed its acquisition of the Commercial Aviation business of Gogo, which it says creates the world’s leading provider of inflight broadband connectivity to the commercial aviation…

RTL Group takes full ownership of RTL Belgium

RTL Group has agreed in principle with its co-shareholders in the Group’s Belgian TV and radio operations to acquire their shares in RTL Belgium against a payment in cash and…

UKTV appoints Amey as Digital GM

UKTV appoints Amey as Digital GM

UKTV has appointed Andrea Amey as its new General Manager for Digital, responsible for the operational leadership of digital products, partnerships and UKTV’s on demand service, UKTV Play. Reporting to…

Pai to leave FCC; Rosenworcel new Chair?

Pai to leave FCC; Rosenworcel new Chair?

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai has announced his intention to leave the Commission on January 20, 2021, coinciding with the incumbency of President-Elect Biden. “It has been the honor…

Prince Harry supports WaterBear Network launch

Prince Harry supports WaterBear Network launch

Prince Harry is supporting the launch of the WaterBear Network with an exclusive conversation for the platform. The nine minute presentation titled A Conversation With Prince Harry will be available…

UK brings Huawei ban forward

The UK government has ruled that telecoms providers must stop installing Huawei equipment in the UK’s 5G mobile network from September 2021. The announcement comes ahead of a new law…

UK unit to oversee tech giants’ platforms

UK unit to oversee tech giants’ platforms

Tech giants will be subject to a new regime to give UK consumers more choice and control over their data, help small businesses thrive, and ensure news outlets are not…

FCC readies C-band auction

Next week sees the start of the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) auction of satellite C-band spectrum in the US. Satellite operators are in the process of clearing a total of…

South Africa wants production quota on Netflix

South Africa is planning a 30 per cent local production demand on Netflix and other OTT services in the country including Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV+ and Showmax. Collin Mashile,…

Plume acquires Walleye Networks

Smart Home Services specialist Plume has acquired Walleye Networks, a Canadian network and security intelligence solutions provider specialising in real-time network analytics and advanced metadata. The transaction includes all of…

BBC Studios reduces gender, ethnicity & disability pay gaps

BBC Studios has published its UK Pay Gap Report (PGR) for 2019/20. saying it shows “good progress in reducing its gender, ethnicity and disability pay gaps”. The report also voluntarily…

Alibaba, Tencent circle iQIYI

China’s Alibaba and Tencent groups have each held separate talks with Baidu about acquiring video streaming service iQIYI, according to Reuters. But reports say negotiations have stalled on a valuation…

TikTok granted US sale extension

TikTok, the video-sharing social media app, has again been given a last-minute extension to finalise a deal to sell off its US business in order to avoid a ban. Parent…

Bank: “BUY Eutelsat, SELL SES”

A pair of detailed reports to clients from investment bank Berenberg makes for good reading for Eutelsat but delivered negative advice as to the state of prospects for arch-rival SES.…