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Spain readies for 5G licence bids

Spain readies for 5G licence bids

Spain is preparing for the awarding of 5G licences in the first quarter of the year through a public tender, yet to be set, of all 700 MHz frequencies recently…

Ofcom confirms spectrum auction bidders

Ofcom confirms spectrum auction bidders

UK comms regulator Ofcom has confirmed the companies set to take part in the upcoming spectrum auction. Ofcom is planning to release airwaves in the 700 MHz and 3.6-3.8 GHz…

Data: UK video sector grows by 26%

Data: UK video sector grows by 26%

Figures from trade body the British Association for Screen Entertainment (BASE) and based on data from the Official Charts Company, Futuresource Consulting and Kantar, show that the UK home entertainment…

ITV selects Roshambo Live for pilot TV show

Live Tech Games has announced that its live mobile tournament game – Roshambo Live – has been selected by ITV’s newly created Studio 55 Ventures arm (launched in September 2020).…

Roku to buy Quibi content?

Roku to buy Quibi content?

Short-form mobile streaming service Quibi is in discussions to sell its content catalogue to streaming device and platform specialist Roku, according to the Wall Street Journal. The platform from Jeffrey…

Discovery, Vodafone content deal

Discovery, Vodafone content deal

Multichannel programmer Discovery and multiplay telco Vodafone have signed a new long-term, multi-platform agreement in Europe under which Vodafone customers in 12 markets can continue to enjoy Discovery’s content portfolio.…

China Satellite wants to raise $500m in IPO

China Satellite Communications (CSC), a subsidiary of China Aerospace Science & Technology, says it will sell shares to a group of investors totalling some 3.3 billion Yuan (about $506 million).…

Monsooq launches in Nigeria

Monsooq launches in Nigeria

Digital content mobile technology company Mondia has confirmed the second African launch of its time-based entertainment platform Monsooq, now available in Nigeria. This follows the initial launch in South Africa…

Analysts: Sub-$200 5G smartphones in 2021

Analysts: Sub-$200 5G smartphones in 2021

The 5G smartphone market is now outperforming its predecessor generations on nearly every metric. Between the number of mobile devices, subscribers, and networks available at launch, 5G is the most…

Research: App spending reached $407m over Xmas

Research: App spending reached $407m over Xmas

2020 has been a record-setting year for worldwide spending on mobile apps and games, which passed $100 billion in a single year for the first time ever in November. This…

2020, the end is nigh

At the beginning of this sorry excuse for a year I wrote that predictions were difficult, but I would have a go anyway. Hands up, writing in early January, I…

Dish Network prices $2bn of bonds for 5G

Charlie Ergen’s Dish Network has priced an offering for $2 billion-worth of bonds. Dish, in connection with the offering, has also granted the initial purchaser a 30-day option to purchase…

Analyst: Will SVoDs replace pay-TV?

Analyst: Will SVoDs replace pay-TV?

In presenting an overview of the changing TV and media landscape, Tristan Veale, Market Analyst at Futuresource Consulting has questioned whether shifting content consumption habits will lead to an SVoD…

Report: Gigabit broadband reaches 1 in 4 UK homes

Report: Gigabit broadband reaches 1 in 4 UK homes

Eight million UK homes can now access gigabit-speed broadband according to UK comms regulator Ofcom’s annual Connected Nations report, which analyses the availability of broadband and mobile services across the…

Virgin Media reveals record-breaking 2020

Virgin Media reveals record-breaking 2020

As a tumultuous 2020 draws to a close, UK multiplay operator Virgin Media has revealed how the year’s events have accelerated broadband usage, shifted TV habits and reconnected loved ones.…

Dish Network to raise $2bn for 5G

Charlie Ergen’s Dish Network says it will offer $2 billion-worth of convertible notes. Dish will also grant the initial purchaser of these notes an additional $300 million option. Dish says:…