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RTL posts record revenues again

RTL posts record revenues again

RTL Group has reported record revenue for the year ended December 31st 2018. It marks the fourth consecutive year of record revenue. Group revenue increased 2.1 per cent to €6,505…

Mediaset ends 2018 with €471m profit

Despite the difficulties experienced by the entire international media sector, Italian commercial broadcaster Mediaset reported a significant increase in consolidated net profit of €471 million, compared with €90 million in…

AsiaSat revenue up 6.5%

“East Asian satellite video demand remains strong” was the strong message in Hong Kong-based AsiaSat’s full-year results. Revenues were up 6.5 per cent on last year, and represents an extremely…

Inmarsat reaps IFE benefits

London-based satellite operator Inmarsat is beginning to reap the rewards from air travellers and their wish to stay connected while in the air. As reported on March 7th, last year’s…

Inmarsat FY profits fall

Inmarsat FY profits fall

Inmarsat, the British satellite telecommunications company, has reported annual profits dropped sharply as a rise in satellite revenues were brought down by a jump in costs. For the 12 months…

Record profits for Euskaltel

Basque-Country cable operator Euskaltel made a profit record of €62.8 million in 2018, up 26.6 per cent versus the previous year. Total revenues grew by 11.2 per cent to €691.6…

Mixed fortunes for Mediaset and Atresmedia

Spain’s two largest private TV companies, Mediaset and Atresmedia, experienced mixed fortunes in 2018 in terms of financial results. Mediaset increased its profits by 1.4 per cent to €200 million,…

Liberty sells UPC Switzerland; Q4 up 1.2%

Liberty sells UPC Switzerland; Q4 up 1.2%

Liberty Global has agreed a deal to sell its Swiss business – UPC Switzerland – to Sunrise Communications Group in a deal worth $6.3 billion (€5.5bn) including debt. Liberty Global…

ITV reports strong 2018; uncertainty ahead

ITV reports strong 2018; uncertainty ahead

ITV has reported a rise in pre-tax profit as growth in online offset a decline in spot advertising revenues. However, eluding to Brexit uncertainty, the UK commercial broadcaster warned economic…

SES: “Breakout year for Networks division”

SES has unveiledits 2018 results, and after three years of top line declines in some of its key divisions, CEO Steve Collar reported a return to group organic revenue growth…

Kudelski Group FY revenues dip

The Kudelski Group, a specialist in digital security, has announced its 2018 annual results. Total revenues and other operating income decreased from $1,012.1 million to $919.7 million, mainly driven by…

IMAX tops $1bn in box office

IMAX, in revealing its 2018 revenues, reported that it had topped $1 billion in global box office takings for the year, and had enjoyed its best-ever year in China where…

Discovery FY revenues up 54%

Discovery, the US media giant, has reported financial results for the full year and fourth quarter ended December 31st 2018. Full year revenues increased 54 per cent to $10.6 billion (€9.3bn)…

EchoStar abandoning Brazil DTH

Charlie Ergen’s EchoStar Satellite Services (ESS) operation is abandoning its DTH efforts over Brazil, and taking a $65 million hit by recognising that its $80 million investment in 2011 for…

Spain: Offers mean subs up, revenues down

Low cost offers and pay TV promotions are boosting the pay-TV market in terms of subscriptions but taking a toll on revenues. The latest report from regulator CNMC reveals that…

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