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Eutelsat confirms guidance

Eutelsat confirms guidance

Paris-based Eutelsat has not enjoyed the best press comments this past few weeks with one investment bank downgrading its view on the satellite operator’s prospects. As if to counter that…

Dinenage, Huddleston in at DCMS

Caroline Dinenage MP and Nigel Huddleston MP have joined the UK’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) in junior ministerial roles as Prime Minister Boris Johnson continues his…

UPC: “Growth plan on track”

UPC: “Growth plan on track”

Swiss multiplay telco UPC has reported that subscription decline significantly reduced by 55 per cent in 2019 compared to 2018. The company also saw its best customer satisfaction since 2009…

MWC cancelled

The GSMA, organiser of Mobile World Congress, has cancelled the event, suggesting the global concern regarding the coronavirus outbreak, travel concern and other circumstances, make it impossible for the GSMA…

Dowden new UK Culture Secretary

Dowden new UK Culture Secretary

Oliver Dowden MP has been named as the new Secretary of State at the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. He takes over from Nicky Morgan, who was appointed…

CBA, FCC now working towards Feb 21

CBA, FCC now working towards Feb 21

The FCC’s order on its $9.7 billion proposal will be determined on February 28th with a D-Day meeting of the full Commission. Prior to that the participants and stakeholders have…

Orange Spain subs and revenues down

Orange Spain had a difficult 2019. According to its latest figures, the company saw its revenues fall by 1.5 per cent to €5.2 billion and lost 120,000 convergent customers versus…

Saunders to head Ofcom Emerging Technology

Saunders to head Ofcom Emerging Technology

UK media regulator Ofcom has announced that Professor Simon Saunders will join Ofcom next month as Director of Emerging Technology. Saunders joins from Google, where he was Head of Connectivity…

ProSiebenSat.1 creates SevenOne Entertainment brand

ProSiebenSat.1 has unveiled The SevenOne Entertainment Group brand –  combining its channel brands, content, digital and marketing businesses. “We have long since ceased to be a mere TV company, but…

Mirza joins BBC Studios as Head of Diversity & Inclusion

BBC Studios, the BBC’s commercial production and distribution subsidiary, has appointed Yasir Mirza to the newly created post of Head of Diversity and Inclusion. Mirza will lead on devising and…

NENT appoints Perrone as SVP & General Counsel

NENT appoints Perrone as SVP & General Counsel

Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group), the Nordic streaming company, has appointed My Perrone as Senior Vice President and General Counsel with immediate effect. Perrone, who will now be responsible for…

Wes Brown named Global Ambassador for BOLT

Wes Brown named Global Ambassador for BOLT

BOLT, the blockchain-based interactive media platform, has announced that former Manchester United and England international footballer Wes Brown will take up a Global Ambassador role. Part of the legendary treble-winning…

Dawes named Ofcom Chief Executive

Dawes named Ofcom Chief Executive

The Ofcom Board has announced the appointment of Dame Melanie Dawes as Chief Executive. She replaces Sharon White who left to join retailer John Lewis. Dawes has been Permanent Secretary…

Ofcom set for UK online harms role

UK Digital Secretary Nicky Morgan and Home Secretary Priti Patel have announced the government is minded to appoint communications watchdog Ofcom as the regulator to enforce rules to make the…

Online harms proposals – industry reaction

Online harms proposals – industry reaction

Following the UK government’s publication of its response to the Online Harms White Paper and suggestion that it is minded to appoint communications watchdog Ofcom as the regulator to enforce…