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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…

Clementi: “A diminished BBC would weaken country”

Clementi: “A diminished BBC would weaken country”

David Clementi, the BBC’s chairman, is set to issue a warning that a “diminished BBC would weaken the country as a whole”. In his speech to be delivered in Salford…

What are Ergen’s wireless prospects?

On February 11th, US District Judge Victor Marrero approved the merger between Sprint and T-Mobile. A report from research company MoffettNathanson (MN) says the deal represents a potential positive for…

Fulwell 73 hires ITV’s Schuster

Fulwell 73, the producers behind The Late Late Show With James Corden, Gavin and Stacey Christmas Special, Carpool Karaoke and Roast Battle, has hired Saskia Schuster, currently Controller for Comedy…

ITV Studios announces international content sales

ITV Studios announces international content sales

On the eve of its third annual Drama Festival, ITV Studios has announced new sales of its portfolio. Mammoth Screen’s major three-part television adaptation of H.G. Wells’ seminal tale – the…

Hopkins exits Sony to lead Amazon video business

Hopkins exits Sony to lead Amazon video business

Mike Hopkins is stepping down from his current post as Chairman of Sony Pictures Television later this month to join Amazon, where he will be overseeing Amazon’s video entertainment businesses…

Tubi sees record growth ahead of UK launch

Tubi sees record growth ahead of UK launch

Tubi, the AVoD service, has reported record growth for 2019. In December alone, the company saw its Monthly Active Users (MAU) grow to 25 million and Total View Time (TVT)…

Jalan named SES CFO

Jalan named SES CFO

SES has announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Sandeep Jalan as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of SES. He will assume the position from May 6th. Jalan has 30…

Bezos builds war chest

Last week Jeff Bezos sold a total of 1.7 million shares of his Amazon stockholdings, worth some $3.45 billion. Overall, according to Bloomberg’s tally, Bezos has now disposed of stock…

US Judge: T-Mobile-Sprint merger lawful

US Judge: T-Mobile-Sprint merger lawful

Judge Victor Marrero of the US District Court for the Southern District of New York has rejected a lawsuit to block the merger of telcos T-Mobile and Sprint. Federal Communications…

£30k fine for pub’s Sky Sports piracy

Following successful legal action taken by Sky, Andrew Smith, the licensee of Lamb Inn in the UK Midland town of Stone has been found to be infringing Sky’s copyright by…

ViaSat on a growth roll

A report from investment bank Jefferies on broadband-by-satellite operator ViaSat, and following on from last week’s Q3/20 results, was positive. For example, ViaSat’s Satellite Services revenue growth grew 19.2 per…

Studio71 promotes Boorstin to COO

Studio71 promotes Boorstin to COO

Global media company and content studio Studio71, a Red Arrow Studios company, has promoted Adam Boorstin to Chief Operating Officer, with immediate effect. Continuing to report to Studio71’s global CEO,…