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Hulu’s Springborn heads to NBCUniversal

Beatrice Springborn has been named the new president of NBCUniversal’s Universal Content Productions. She replaces Dawn Olmstead, who is leaving to take over US entertainment company Anonymous Content as its…

WarnerMedia names UK & Ireland leadership team

Polly Cochrane, recently named as Country Manager for WarnerMedia UK & Ireland, has announced her leadership team, bringing together a team of seasoned executives in Alison Morris, Neil Marshall, Rachel…

Consumer awareness campaign from NEXTGEN TV

Consumer awareness campaign from NEXTGEN TV

With a planned multimillion dollar on-air and online awareness campaign scheduled for over the holidays and into early January 2021, US broadcast group Pearl TV and its Phoenix Model Market…

EchoStar praised, forecast raised

The bulk of EchoStar’s business these days is focussed on its wholly-owned subsidiary Hughes Network Systems which itself is a major supplier of satellite-based broadband to consumer and business users.…

‘Urgent’ call for more Wi-Fi spectrum

With over half of all the connections to the Internet starting or ending with Wi-Fi access and demand for broadband connectivity surging worldwide, Wi-Fi urgently needs access to the 6…

TiVo back in court, this time with Sony

TiVo back in court, this time with Sony

Sony has started a patent action against TiVo. Sony, as well as a couple of its subsidiary companies, have commenced an action against TiVo (and its related businesses Rovi Guides…

Dolby Labs warns future outlook “remains unclear”

Dolby Labs warns future outlook “remains unclear”

San Francisco-based Dolby Laboratories has delivered its Q4 numbers and admitted that the Covid-19 virus had impacted its revenues in the financial year to September 25th. For Q4, Dolby reported…

Liberty Global names Switzerland Leadership team

Liberty Global has announced the appointment of two senior executives to lead its newly-combined Swiss operations following the closing of its acquisition of Sunrise Communications. Effective immediately, André Krause is…

Disney+ 73m global subs

Disney+ 73m global subs

In reporting its Q4 numbers, Disney has revealed that, a year after its launch, the Disney+ streaming platform has attracted 73.7 million subscribers. The service has performed beyond expectations –…

US puts TikTok ban on ice

The US Commerce Department has halted a ban on TikTok that was due to come into effect on November 12th. The order would have prevented the popular video-sharing app from…

India to regulate OTT players

India to regulate OTT players

India is planning tough regulations on Netflix, Hotstar, Amazon Prime Video, Disney+ and the other OTT players operating in the country. Currently the OTT broadcasters can operate free of restrictions,…

Altice Portugal rejects regulator’s DTT pricing claims

Altice Portugal has rejected claims by the National Communications Authority (Anacom) over the price the operator requested for the migration of the DTT network from the 700 MHz band. Last…

SABC slashes workforce

South Africa’s public broadcaster SABC is to cut 400 jobs in its latest attempt to curb expenses. While the 400 lost jobs will worry the broadcaster’s powerful unions, it is…

CuriosityStream subs up 108%; Beyond the Spotlight premiere

CuriosityStream subs up 108%; Beyond the Spotlight premiere

CuriosityStream, the factual entertainment streaming service, has revealed it has amassed 13 million subscribers. The total number of paying global users has increased by 108 per cent year-on-year. Q3 revenue…

Amazon commits €1m to Italian entertainment industry

Amazon commits €1m to Italian entertainment industry

Amazon Prime Video and Amazon Studios have announced a €1 million commitment to support the Italian entertainment industry through the pandemic. The donation is being made to the emergency Covid-19…

Cellnex to add 30,000 European telco sites

Cellnex Telecom and CK Hutchison have announced a series of agreements pursuant to which Cellnex will acquire circa 24,600 telecommunications towers and sites that CK Hutchison currently owns in Europe…