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Murdoch reunites with Shankar for India

James Murdoch is reuniting with Uday Shankar, who helped build Star, for a new media venture in India. The project brings back together one of India’s most successful media partnerships…

Eutelsat gets €200m EIB broadband loan

Eutelsat gets €200m EIB broadband loan

Eutelsat has taken an 8-year loan of €200 million from the European Investment Bank (EIB) to help fund the roll-out of its high-speed broadband services. Eutelsat will use the cash…

Bank: Vigtory buy makes fubo strategy clear

fuboTV this week announced it will be acquiring sports betting and interactive gaming company Vigtory, significantly advancing the development of Fubo’s nascent wagering strategy. Terms of the deal were not…

MovieLabs updates content protection spec

MovieLabs updates content protection spec

MovieLabs, an independent non-profit organisation founded by major Hollywood studios to advance research and development in motion picture distribution and protection, has updated its Enhanced Content Protection Specification. Since its…

Webb-Lamb to exit Channel 4

Webb-Lamb to exit Channel 4

Kelly Webb-Lamb, Channel 4’s Deputy Director of Programmes and Head of Popular Factual, has announced her decision to leave the broadcaster later this year. During her five years at Channel…

FCC C-band auction extended

FCC C-band auction extended

There are evidently plenty of areas still open to bids in the FCC’s Auction 107. Indeed, news emerged on January 12th that AT&T is discussing a $14 billion bank loan…

YouTube suspends Trump channel

YouTube suspends Trump channel

YouTube is the latest social network to suspend US President Donald Trump, joining the likes of Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. The Google-owned video sharing service has prevented Trump’s account from…

UHD Spain Association launches

UHD Spain Association launches

The first UHD Association in Spain will launch next week with the aim of boosting 4K, 8K, HDR and new broadcasting technologies putting Spain at the same level as Germany,…

5G stadium project gets government funding

5G stadium project gets government funding

The DTG (Digital TV Group) the centre of UK digital TV, in partnership with Digital Catapult, Global Wireless Solutions, O2, Rohde & Schwarz, have successfully secured Government funding to develop…

Eleven expands leadership team

Eleven expands leadership team

Eleven has restructured and strengthened its leadership team, as the Group prepares to continue to expand its offering to fans around the world in 2021. MyCujoo’s executive team have now…

Bank downbeat on SES, upbeat on Eutelsat

Investment bank Berenberg, in its previews of media stocks for 2021, is downbeat on satellite operator SES. It is maintaining its ‘SELL’ advice to clients and gives a guide price…

Nilesat restructures

Cairo-based satellite operator Nilesat has informed the Egyptian Stock Exchange as well as shareholders of its decision to modify its Articles of Association. The Nilesat board approved the addition of…

Comcast cuts cash to election deniers

Comcast cuts cash to election deniers

Comcast has joined the growing number of US companies that have re-thought their political contributions to some Republican legislators. Comcast issued a statement saying: “The peaceful transition of power is…

Tuchman backs Rialto International

Bruce Tuchman, formerly President of Sundance Channel Global, AMC Global and MGM Networks, and New Zealand’s Rialto Channel Limited have launched Rialto International, a 50-50 joint venture to bring Rialto…

Lockdown support measures from Virgin Media

Lockdown support measures from Virgin Media

UK multiplay operator Virgin Media has introduced a series of measures to help keep its customers connected and entertained during the latest nationwide lockdown. The operator is making a variety…

Erenbjerg nominated as NENT Chair

In advance of the NENT Group Annual General Meeting of shareholders to be held on May 19th, NENT Group Chair David Chance has decided not to stand for re-election. The…