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ZEE, Sony Indian merger approved

India’s Competition Commission (CCI) has finally approved the merger between ZEE Entertainment Enterprises (ZEEL) and Sony Pictures Network India. However, the CCI has required modifications to the original $10 billion merger plan announced in December 2021. Sony’s India trading is now known as Culver Max Entertainment. The deal sees Sony own 50.86 per cent of […]

October 6, 2022By Chris Forrester

Survey: 65% US streaming subs cancelled a service in last year

Video streaming service providers have been feeling the effects of streaming fatigue, with nearly two out of three people (64.92 per cent) cancelling services because of price and non-use according to a study published by Blue Label Labs. The study surveyed 1,005 people in North America between the ages of 15 and 67, revealing which […]

October 6, 2022

CMA: Viasat, Inmarsat deal raises competition concerns

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has found the proposed merger between Viasat and Inmarsat with could lead to airlines facing higher prices for on-board Wi-Fi and has asked the pair to submit proposals to address its competition concerns. The CMSA notes that Viasat and Inmarsat are two of the largest satellite communications companies […]

October 6, 2022By Colin Mann

Research: Gen Z spend two-thirds of media time online

WARC analysis has found that Generation Z is the most digital generation to date, spending two-thirds (67.7 per cent) of total media time with digital channels, higher than any other age group. Gen Z is commonly defined as those aged between 13 and 25, although this report, titled WARC Global Ad Trends: Finding Gen Z, […]

October 6, 2022

Fallacher chairman of new Orange, MásMóvil JV

The current CEO of Orange Spain, Jean François Fallacher, will be the non-executive president of the new company formed by the Orange-MásMóvil joint-venture. They will set up a new company following the approval from the European and National authorities in the second quarter of 2023. The CEO of MásMóvil, Meinrad Spenger, will be the CEO […]

October 6, 2022From David Del Valle in Madrid

F1 highlights stay on C4

UK commercial PSB Channel 4 and Sky have struck a deal ensuring that UK motorsport fans will be able to continue to watch free-to-air Formula 1 coverage on Channel 4 throughout the 2023 season. Race fans will be able to watch highlights of all Formula 1 qualifiers and races on Channel 4 and exclusive live […]

October 6, 2022By Colin Mann

Heineken Champions Cup on ITV

European club rugby will be shown free to air on ITV under a new deal that will see live coverage of the Heineken Champions Cup shown from this season. ITV will broadcast one match per round, including the Final, of the world’s biggest international club rugby competition – which is entering its 28th year – […]

October 6, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Banijay to acquire Beyond

Content producer and distributor Banijay has entered into a Scheme Implementation Deed to acquire scripted and non-scripted multi-territory content group Beyond International Limited. Beyond has been listed on the Australian Securities Exchange since 1987, but once the Scheme is implemented it will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Banijay and its shares will cease to be […]

October 6, 2022By Colin Mann

$26.5m judgment against pirate service

A federal court in New York has issued a judgment of $26,550,000 (€26.6m) against Sanjeev Kumar and Tsvetomir Dobrilov, operators of the My Indian TV service and the MyIndian.tv and NewMyIndian.tv websites. The judgment is against the operators personally. The case was filed by DISH Network, a member of the International Broadcaster Coalition Against Piracy […]

October 6, 2022By Colin Mann

LG upgrades smart TV platform

LG Electronics (LG) has expanded its smart TV platform business with the rolling out of its webOS Hub, an upgraded version of its webOS solution for third-party partners. Suggesting that it delivers more customisation options to smart TV makers and more convenience and content to end-users, webOS Hub will be available to an expanded network […]

October 6, 2022

Ofcom launches cloud market study

Having earlier announced it was to examine the position of Amazon, Microsoft and Google in cloud services, as part of a new programme of work to ensure that digital communications markets are working well for people and businesses in the UK, comms regulator Ofcom has formally launched a market study under the Enterprise Act 2002 […]

October 6, 2022By Colin Mann

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Bank: “Video game market remains soft”

A report on the video games sector from investment bank Berenberg says that q-o-q that there has been some improvements in sales and revenues but that the “market remains soft”. “While global video game sales declined slightly y-o-y in Q3 2022, sales grew q-o-q, helping stem the double-digit declines seen earlier in 2022. PC and […]

October 6, 2022 Chris Forrester
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Sky dish off menu

The satellite dish is symbolic of the television revolution that took place in un-cabled countries in the 1980s. This is particularly true here in the UK where the ‘Dish war’ between Sky’s cheap bird baths and BSB’s new-age squarials was fought out. Rupert Murdoch’s Sky was victorious but had to merge with the ‘enemy’ rather […]

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