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Premier League wins $212m in China TV ruling

Premier League wins $212m in China TV ruling

Hong Kong’s PPLive Sports TV streaming service has been ordered to pay the English Premier League (EPL) at least $212 million (€186.5m) by a London High Court judge. PPLive signed…

Sarhan named SkyShowtime CEO

Sarhan named SkyShowtime CEO

Comcast and ViacomCBS have appointed Monty Sarhan as CEO of SkyShowtime – their SVoD joint venture scheduled to launch in more than 20 European territories later this year. Sarhan most…

DISH, DirecTV renew merger talks

DISH, DirecTV renew merger talks

AT&T’s DirecTV and Charlie Ergen’s DISH Network have reportedly resumed talks regarding merging their DTH operations – and a deal could be close. The New York Post says it has…

Intelsat orders 2 Thales Alenia Space satellites

Intelsat orders 2 Thales Alenia Space satellites

Integrated satellite and terrestrial network operator Intelsat and Thales Alenia Space – the Joint Venture between Thales and Leonardo – have signed an agreement to build two software-defined satellites designed to…

SK Global acquires Critical Content

SK Global acquires Critical Content

LA-based film and TV studio SK Global has acquired production company Critical Content from Anchorage Capital Group. Tom Forman will remain as CEO of Critical Content and Jenny Daly, who…

Zavaroglu heads HBO Max in Turkey

Zavaroglu heads HBO Max in Turkey

HBO Max, WarnerMedia’s streaming service, has appointed Baris Zavaroglu as its Director General in Turkey. Zavaroglu will be responsible for leading the direct-to-consumer business which launches in the country later…

Starz promotes Cooke, Nielson

Starz promotes Cooke, Nielson

Superna Kalle, President of International Networks for Starz, has announced the promotions of Darren Nielson to Executive Vice President of Distribution and Business Development and Jeff Cooke to Senior Vice…

C4 appoints Documentary, Factual heads

C4 appoints Documentary, Factual heads

Channel 4 has appointed Alisa Pomeroy and Shaminder Nahal as the new Heads of Documentaries and Specialist Factual respectively. “Documentaries and specialist factual programming have always been at the heart…

Bank upgrades ITV

Bank upgrades ITV

Analysts at investment bank Exane/BNPP have upgraded the UK’s commercial television broadcaster ITV to ‘Outperform’ (from ‘Neutral’), saying its positive review was helped by increased optimism on the UK’s advertising…

Discovery invests in OpenAP

Discovery invests in OpenAP

In a move that is intended to accelerate the growth of its advanced advertising business while helping scale the overall market for advanced TV, multichannel programmer Discovery will become a…

Discovery Italia exceeds expectations

Discovery Italia exceeds expectations

Discovery Italia has confirmed its position as the third largest national broadcaster in the Italy, ending 2021 with a 7.4 per cent audience share over 24 hours, rising to 9.4…

Pomper named MD Global Entertainment at ITV Studios

Pomper named MD Global Entertainment at ITV Studios

Arjan Pomper has beenappointed as Managing Director, Global Entertainment ITV Studios, with immediate effect. With its catalogue of 285 formats, including some of the largest shows in the world such…

History Hit appoints Locke

History Hit appoints Locke

History Hit, the SVoD and content platform acquired by Little Dot Studios in 2020, has appointed Bill Locke as Head of Original Programming. In this newly created position, Locke will…

Prediction: SVoDs to consolidate

Prediction: SVoDs to consolidate

The latest viewpoint from Ampere Analysis suggests that, as the TV industry emerges from its Covid-induced boom, a double wave of merger and acquisition activity will be the trend to…

South Africa: Government joins Telkom spat

South Africa: Government  joins Telkom spat

South Africa’s communications minister Khumbudzo Ntshavheni has presented filings to the country’s High Court in Pretoria saying that the government will firmly oppose telco Telkom in its move to delay…

fuboTV increases revenue, subs estimates

fuboTV increases revenue, subs estimates

fuboTV has announced preliminary fourth quarter 2021 results, including revenue and subscriber growth. The US sports-first live TV streaming platform said revenue and subscriber metrics are expected to exceed previously…