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Blue Ant appoints Ibarra

Global distribution group, Blue Ant International, has announced the appointment of Maria Ibarra to the role of VP, International Sales. Ibarra will be responsible for overseeing pre-sales and content licensing…

Hooray for the human touch

Broadband networks and all that comes with them – CDNs, nodes, edge servers etc – were expected to fall over in the pandemic. The forecast of friction points, and outright…

Watson returns to Eleven CEO role

Watson returns to Eleven CEO role

The Eleven Group has strengthened its leadership team, which it says lays the foundations for continued growth in the months ahead. Marc Watson has returned to the role of Eleven…

Cheng set to acquire HK’s i-Cable

Cheng set to acquire HK’s i-Cable

Henry Cheng, billionaire chairman of Hong Kong’s New World Development, is set to become the controlling shareholder of the parent company of the region’s broadband pay-TV operator i-Cable. Stock exchange…

Intelsat: “SES on a warpath”

The long-running legal dispute between SES and Intelsat over the division of the FCC’s ‘incentive’ payments regarding the C-Band Alliance has provoked another tough response from Intelsat’s lawyers. A filing…

Viasat boss slams LEO regulations

Viasat boss slams LEO regulations

Viasat’s founder and chairman Mark Dankberg, delivering his Keynote address to delegates at the 2021 Satellite Innovation event at Mountain View, California, was highly critical of US and European regulators…

South Africa’s Telkom sues ICASA

South Africa’s Telkom sues ICASA

South Africa’s telco Telkom is suing the broadcasting and communications regulator ICASA over the withdrawal of the temporary spectrum that’s coming to an end in November. The spectrum was made…

Fury vs Wilder fight anti-piracy warning

Fury vs Wilder fight anti-piracy warning

In advance of the Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder heavyweight bout on October 9th, only available in the UK on BT Sport PPV, Kieron Sharp, CEO of intellectual property protection…

Grass Valley positions itself for live M&E future

Grass Valley positions itself for live M&E future

Media and entertainment market technology provider Grass Valley has strengthened its commitment to be the transformation partner of choice for the world’s leading creators and providers of premium live content…

Spirit Studios joins C4’s Indie Growth Fund

Spirit Studios joins C4’s Indie Growth Fund

Channel 4 has announced that Spirit Studios is the latest independent production company to join its Indie Growth Fund. Spirit Studios, founded by Peter Cowley and Matt Campion, creates and…

beIN Sports reaches Saudi agreement?

beIN Sports reaches Saudi agreement?

Reports out of Qatar suggest that the long-running and bitter dispute between beIN Sports and pirates allegedly working within Saudi Arabia has been settled. Saudi Arabia has “banned” Qatar-based beIN…

Hulu chief to lead Peacock

Hulu chief to lead Peacock

Hulu’s former president Kelly Campbell has been appointed president at NBCU streamer Peacock, reporting into Matt Strauss, chairman of DTC & international. Campbell joined Hulu in 2017 initially as chief…

Sky Glass: Ugliest TV ever?

Sky Glass: Ugliest TV ever?

First, kudos for Comcast/Sky for integrating the comprehensive functionality of a modern TV system, but some major black marks for failing to make the sets simply attractive. In my opinion…

SES CEO: ‘Consolidation more likely than ever’

Steve Collar, CEO at SES, speaking at the Satellite Innovation conference in Mountain View, California, told delegates that consolidation in the industry was more likely than ever. But that the…

Biites secures international expansion funding

Biites secures international expansion funding

Copenhagen-based digital marketing platform start-up Biites is launching in the UK, having completed its seed funding round with FirstPartyCapital, an operator-led fund that invests in digital media and marketing companies.…

S Africa: Digital roll-out problems

S Africa: Digital roll-out problems

eMedia Holdings, which owns the popular e.tv channels and Openview services in South Africa, is taking the government to court over declaring March 2022 closure of all analogue TV services.…