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AMC+ adds ad-supported tier

AMC Networks has begun the rollout of an ad-supported version of its flagship AMC+ streaming service in the US, with initial availability on its direct-to-consumer platform and apps, expanding to third-party platforms and channels providers in the coming weeks. Priced at $4.99 per month, the ad-supported version includes a light ad load of less than […]

September 29, 2023

Stonepeak takes 49% stake in Cellnex Nordics

Stonepeak, an investment firm specialising in infrastructure and real assets, and Cellnex Telecom, a european operator of wireless telecommunications infrastructure, have reached an agreement for Stonepeak to acquire a 49 per cent interest in Cellnex Sweden and Cellnex Denmark (Cellnex Nordics) for € 730 million. Cellnex will continue to manage the day-to-day business of Cellnex […]

September 29, 2023

Ofcom to probe Fox / GB News

UK’s Ofcom has succumbed to pressure to launch an investigation into ‘news channel’ GB News and its Dan Wootton Tonight show, on which another GB News presenter, Laurence Fox, made insulting remarks about journalist Ava Evans.. The regulator received 7,300 complaints from viewers about the show, and GB News subsequently suspended both Fox and Wootton. […]

September 29, 2023

Channel 4 app relaunches on Freesat

Relaunching on Freesat’s 4K TV Box, customers can once again access the Channel 4 app to stream a selection of British TV shows, US series, true crime, world drama, live sports and more. Freesat users will be able to access an additional 16,000 hours of on-demand content via the Channel 4 app. That’s instant access […]

September 29, 2023

Report: IBC 2023 was about modularity, not Gen AI

The DPP has published its assessment of how well vendors at IBC 2023 met the current needs of their customers. The IBC 2023: Demand vs Supply report looks at four key areas in which the customer community has stated it has an interest, and assigns a score to how well the market is responding to […]

September 29, 2023

Data: 5G to surpass 4G LTE

5G isn’t just the fastest-growing generation of wireless cellular technology, it’s on course to become the most widely-adopted, exceeding 4G LTE by over 2.5 billion connections in 2028, according to trade body 5G Americas, and data from Omdia. The last six months has seen the addition of 331 million new 5G connections, pushing the global […]

September 29, 2023

Eutelsat adds LSE listing

Eutelsat, just hours after completing its merger with OneWeb, has seen its shares listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE). Eutelsat said in a press statement: “[We are] pleased to announce that its entire issued share capital has today been admitted to the Standard Segment of the Official List of the Financial Conduct Authority and […]

September 29, 2023By Chris Forrester

Sky Sports News FTA on 25th birthday

Sky Sports News celebrates its 25th birthday on October 2nd. To mark the occasion, the 24-hour live sports channel will be free-to-air from 7am-7pm on Sky Sports YouTube and the Sky Sports App. Sports fans across the UK will be able to watch all the news and reaction from the weekend’s sport which includes a […]

September 29, 2023

Telco trade bodies call for GIA changes

Trade bodies representing the European telecommunications industry have welcomed the European Commission’s proposal on the Gigabit Infrastructure Act (GIA) that aims at addressing the red tape and the challenge of slow, complex and costly deployment of Very High Capacity Networks (VHCN) across the European Union. However, while they welcome many of the changes to the […]

September 29, 2023By Colin Mann

EC calls for digital transition collective action

The European Commission’s first report on the State of the Digital Decade provides a comprehensive look at progress towards achieving the digital transformation to empower a more digitally sovereign, resilient, and competitive EU. It includes an assessment of the EU’s performance towards Europe’s 2030 objectives and targets focusing on four main pillars: digital skills, digital […]

September 29, 2023By Colin Mann

Netherlands: F1 TV Pro on Viaplay

Viaplay Group and Formula 1 have entered a strategic partnership in the Netherlands that will see Viaplay customers able to access F1 TV Pro as part of their Viaplay subscriptions, alongside Viaplay’s Formula 1 coverage and full live sports line-up including Premier League football, PDC darts and more. The agreement covers the 2024 FIA Formula […]

September 29, 2023

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