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VOD Coalition appoints Maxwell as Executive Director

The European VOD Coalition has announced the appointment of Julia Maxwell as its first Executive Director, effective immediately. Maxwell will focus on expanding the Coalition’s presence in Europe, driving its advocacy efforts across the EU institutions, as well as policy makers, media and civil society. Her focus will be on championing the interests of the […]

April 11, 2024

MPs call for copyright changes

Many successful musicians, actors and writers are struggling to make a living as a result of gaps in copyright protection, a lack of support for freelancers and unpredictable returns from music streaming, UK MPs have warned. A report, Creator remuneration, from the Culture, Media and Sport Committee of the House of Commons, highlights the precarious […]

April 10, 2024By Colin Mann

Harmonic sinks on video about turn

Harmonic stock was down 17 per cent earlier this week as the company announced a change of CEO and a U-turn on the decision to sell its video business. Nimrod Ben-Natan, a 28-year product veteran at the company, will step up, replacing Patrick Harshman, who is set to retire as president and CEO in June. […]

April 10, 2024

UK broadband investment reaches £1.3bn

Data reveals that since the start of 2024, the UK Government is boosting access to fast and reliable Internet at an unprecedented speed, putting nearly 380,000 rural premises in line to access a better broadband connection. The upgrades will give rural communities access to the fastest Internet on the market, helping to grow the economy. […]

April 10, 2024By Colin Mann

Prysmian to acquire Warren & Brown

Prysmian, a specialist in the energy transition and digital transformation, has signed an agreement to acquire Warren & Brown Technologies, the Australian player in telecommunication network connectivity products. Prysmian says the acquisition “represents a strategic milestone for both companies, combining Prysmian’s expertise in Digital Solutions technologies with Warren & Brown’s resources, capabilities and strength in […]

April 10, 2024

Intelsat contemplates next steps

It was recently reported how Intelsat was facing up to its future and how it would compete with rival satellite operators. More detail has now emerged. Intelsat has been through something of a nightmare this past few years, emerging – more or less – from Chapter 11 bankruptcy with much reduced interest obligations and the […]

April 10, 2024

Brightcove hires Wagner as CFO

Brightcove, the streaming technology company, has announced John Wagner is joining the company as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO), effective immediately. Wagner will be responsible for Brightcove’s global financial organisation, which includes financial operations, planning, accounting and investor relations. “John’s strategic financial expertise and impressive record of managing companies through various growth and profitability stages […]

April 10, 2024

Mediagenix appoints Delcoigne as Head of Pre-Sales

Mediagenix, a specialist in media business management solutions, has announced the appointment of Dominique Delcoigne as Head of Pre-Sales. With over 30 years of experience in the media, telecom and electronics industries, Delcoigne brings a wealth of knowledge and a proven track record to Mediagenix. Delcoigne has successfully led technical and commercial teams in designing […]

April 10, 2024

Ruiz named MD, EVP of AMC Networks ISE

AMC Networks International has appointed Antonio Ruiz as new Managing Director and Executive Vice President of AMC Networks International Southern Europe. He will lead the management of all the company’s brands in Spain and Portugal and report directly to Eduardo Zulueta, President of AMC Networks International. Ruiz brings a wealth of experience from his previous […]

April 9, 2024

SpaceX: 2.7m customers and $180bn value

SpaceX says it now has 2.7 million “customers – a rise of 100,000 in just three weeks. This is a growth rate of some 4,700 new users per day. If this rate is maintained, then another 1 million users by year-end is possible if not probable. A report from analysts at investment bank Morgan Stanley […]

April 9, 2024