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All3Media appoints Turajlic

All3Media International, one of the UK's leading independent distribution companies, has announced the appointment of Selma Turajlic as Head of Interactive Media and Licensing. Turajlic's role will be to further…

RTL weak Q1

European broadcaster RTL said sales dropped 11 per cent in the first quarter due to a continued TV advertising slump and core profit shrunk more than 50 per cent on…

Rehr out at NAB

David Rehr, president of the National Association of Broadcasters, has announced plans to step down from his post immediately. Janet McGregor, NAB’s CEO and CFO, will handle Rehr’s duties until…

Three in frame for VMtv

Channel 4, Time Warner and BSkyB have been shortlisted as potential buyers of Virgin Media’s wholly owned VMtv channels Virgin 1, Bravo and Living. Virgin Media intends to sell the…

One Vision awarded DTT licence

The Broadcasting Commission of Ireland (BCI) has awarded the digital terrestrial television (DTT) licence that was recently abandoned by Boxer to the One Vision consortium, made up of TV3, Setanta,…

News Corp 70% profit drop, 'worst over'

Finishing up a dismal earnings season for media, News Corp reported a 70 per cent drop in net income to $300 million, excluding one-time events, and a 16 per cent…

Sirius sinks

The slump in the U.S. car industry helped send Sirius XM Radio Inc. to a loss of $236.6 million in the first quarter and its first-ever quarterly decline in net…

Discovery appoints Patterson

Discovery Communications has confirmed the appointment of Chance Patterson to the role of Vice President of International Communications, Discovery Networks International. In this role, Patterson will be responsible for the…

DirecTV Q1 profit down, subs up

DirecTV has reported that first-quarter earnings fell 46 per cent even as subscriber growth hit a four-year high. Chief Executive Chase Carey said he expects intense competition to continue in…

BSkyB rips in to Canvas

BSkyB has heavily criticised the BBC Trust’s decision not to conduct a full market impact review of Project Canvas, the broadband TV joint venture with ITV and BT, and says…

C4 confident of BBCWW deal

The Channel 4 chief executive, Andy Duncan, has told MPs that he expects to have an agreement on a partnership with BBC Worldwide signed within weeks. Duncan told the culture,…

Mediaset under DTT monopoly investigation

From Branislav Pekic in Rome Italy's Communications Authority (AgCom) has initiated an investigation on the number of digital terrestrial TV channels operated by the broadcasters in respect of the quota…

FCC to hold test before switchover

The Federal Communications Commission wants US broadcasters to suspend regular programming and instead show a public-service ad about the digital transition for three five-minute periods on May 21st as part…

Wakeling to leave Sky Sports after 20 years

Sky’s managing director of sport and news, Vic Wakeling is to retire at the end of June after 20 years with the company. He leaves after 15 years as head…

Three strikes stumbles, again

The European Commission's proposed telecoms reforms, which include the three strikes proposals for abusive downloaders, will now have to go into the conciliation process after the European Parliament again refused…