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UK Government responds to Media Bill scrutiny

The Culture, Media and Sport Committee of the UK House of Commons has published the Government response to its reports on the draft Media Bill. The Bill was introduced to Parliament after its inclusion in the King’s Speech. The Secretary of State confirmed that the Government has accepted the majority of recommendations made by the […]

November 17, 2023By Colin Mann

Telenor sells satellite business

Telenor, which has been looking to dispose of its satellite division for some years, has finally announced a buyer in the shape of Norwegian government-owned business, Space Norway. Space Norway paid NOK 2.36 billion (about €200 million) for the three satellites in Telenor’s fleet which operate from 1 degree west. Telenor’s satellite division generated revenues […]

November 16, 2023By Chris Forrester

Zegona wants García to run Vodafone Spain

UK’s Zegona is reportedly negotiating with MásMóvil over the appointment of José Miguel García as CEO of Vodafone Spain, according to El País. The former CEO of Euskaltel, García signed a non-competition agreement with MásMóvil when it acquired Euskaltel, whereby García cannot take an executive role in a rival operator until the end of 2024. […]

November 16, 2023From David Del Valle in Madrid

Buyers emerge for ULA

The United Launch Alliance (ULA), a joint-venture between Boeing and Lockheed Martin (L-M), is up for sale. The rocket builder now has potential bidders emerging. The three names currently being reported on include a private equity business, Jeff Bezos’s Blue Origin rocket company and an unnamed aerospace firm which is said to be well-capitalised. The […]

November 16, 2023

DoubleVerify announces EMEA hires

DoubleVerify (DV), a software platform for digital media measurement, data and analytic has announced its expansion across EMEA, including new senior hires in the region. Lisa Mahfud, Daniele Maccarrona, and Kenny Spangberg will spearhead growth for DV, each taking on the role of Business Director in the Netherlands, Italy, and Sweden respectively. With 65 per […]

November 16, 2023

Schmitter named CEO of RTL Deutschland

RTL Deutschland has announced that Stephan Schmitter will become CEO of the German media company effective January 1st 2024. In addition to his current role of Chief Content Officer, Schmitter will take charge of streaming service RTL+ and the reorganised publishing business Gruner + Jahr in his new role. As of January 1t 2024, the […]

November 15, 2023

MPs call for film industry tax support

The Culture, Media and Sport Committee of the UK House of Commons has written to Chancellor Jeremy Hunt ahead of the forthcoming Autumn Statement to call for targeted tax support and changes to regulations impacting the British film industry. The letter highlights some of the most common and urgent issues affecting the UK’s production sector […]

November 15, 2023By Colin Mann

Intelsat responds to SES’s “bombastic brief”

SES might have received the FCC’s $3 billion (€2.76bn) in compensation for handing over its C-band satellite frequencies in October 2023. But the long-running arguments over how the FCC’s overall compensation was allocated continue to resonate between SES and Intelsat. Lawyers for SES filed their argument to Intelsat’s bankruptcy court on September 28th seeking about […]

November 15, 2023By Chris Forrester

Rai Way net profit grows 24%

Italian TV tower company Rai Way has reported a 24 per cent increase in net profit for the first nine months of 2023, to €69.8 million, as a result of higher revenue and lower costs. Core revenues were up 10.7 per cent on an annual basis to €204.1 million, of which €172.6 million attributable to […]

November 15, 2023From Branislav Pekic in Rome

US unveils new spectrum strategy

There’s a new spectrum strategy from the US Department of Commerce and its National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) agency. The end result will see 2,700 megahertz of spectrum released for “new, innovative uses”. “Spectrum is a limited resource that enables the everyday and the extraordinary – from checking the weather on our phone to […]

November 15, 2023By Chris Forrester