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Sky router security flaw

Sky router security flaw

Some six million Sky routers had a significant bug that could have allowed hackers to take over home networks. Apparently, the problem has been fixed – but researchers say it…

UK movie pirate guilty plea

UK movie pirate guilty plea

Damian Williams, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, has confirmed the guilty plea of George Bridi, a citizen of the United Kingdom, for his role…

Canada applies for 114,852 satellites

Canada applies for 114,852 satellites

Canada-based Kepler Communications has applied to the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) for permission to launch 114,852 satellites into low Earth orbit (LEO). The application is in two parts: a smaller…

FTTH Council Europe calls for fibre take-up boost

FTTH Council Europe calls for fibre take-up boost

The European Commission recently published its Digital Economy and Society Index 2021 (DESI) which tracks the progress made in EU Member States in digital competitiveness in the areas of human…

Report: Netflix hiring tilts towards APAC countries

Report: Netflix hiring tilts towards APAC countries

For Netflix, the US has been at the forefront of its hiring activity. Of late, the company’s hiring in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region shows plans to scale growth, boost localisation…

Intelsat bankruptcy exit plan “inept”

In truth, Intelsat’s bankruptcy has been criticised by investors and creditors since Day One of its Chapter 11 process. But November 17th saw a slew of extra motions tabled and…

NBA, Sportsradar sign streaming & betting deal

NBA, Sportsradar sign streaming & betting deal

The National Basketball Association (NBA) and Sportradar, the global sports technology company creating immersive experiences for sports fans and bettors, have announced an expansive multiyear partnership agreement that will see…

Busby appointed Starz President of Original Programming

Busby appointed Starz President of Original Programming

Jeffrey Hirsch, President and CEO of Starz, has announced that creative executive and producer Kathryn Busby has been named President, Original Programming at Starz. She will be responsible for leading…

Little Dot Studios names Gregory Director of Operations

Little Dot Studios names Gregory Director of Operations

Digital content agency and media network Little Dot Studios has appointed Zara Gregory to the newly created role of Director of Operations. Little Dot Studios has undergone a period of…

NEXTGEN TV holiday brand marketing campaign

NEXTGEN TV holiday brand marketing campaign

Pearl TV, a business organisation of US broadcast companies, has confirmed that broadcasters and consumer electronics manufacturers are building on the success and growth of the new standard and will…

Ofcom updates on UK media plurality

Ofcom updates on UK media plurality

UK media regulator Ofcom has set out the next steps in its work to ensure that the regulatory framework for media plurality in the UK remains fit for the modern…

Satellite operators hit by Russian action

November 16th saw Eutelsat’s share price crash 5 per cent and SES suffer a 2 per cent fall on the day. In the US Viasat and Loral both fell 3…

$31m piracy penalty for ChitramTV

$31m piracy penalty for ChitramTV

The United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas has entered a Judgment and Injunction against ChitramTV, a popular South Asian pirate IPTV service. The Court found that…

Openreach claims 6m Full Fibre milestone

Openreach claims 6m Full Fibre milestone

UK digital infrastructure provider Openreach has confirmed that six million homes and businesses can now place an order for its next generation ultrafast, ultra-reliable Full Fibre broadband – as part…

BAFTA appoints Harris as VP for Television

BAFTA appoints Harris as VP for Television

BAFTA has appointed Dame Pippa Harris DBE as its Vice President for Television. Harris will serve an ambassadorial role for the arts charity across the television sector, flying the flag…

Jain named ITV Studios UK Director of Unscripted

Jain named ITV Studios UK Director of Unscripted

Angela Jain has been named ITV Studios’ first Director of Unscripted in the UK. ITV Studios says the newly created role reflects the growth of its unscripted content over the…