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Arqiva appoints Jandwani in exec role

UK communications infrastructure and media services company, Arqiva, has announced the appointment of Gaurav Jandwani as Executive Director, Media & Broadcast. Jandwani joins from Telia, where he was Business Head, TV & Streaming and will sit on the Arqiva Executive Committee (ExCo) reporting to CEO Shuja Khan. His appointment is effective from January 3rd 2023. […]

December 19, 2022

Arqiva: 2023 broadcast predictions

Greg Burns, Head of Media products at Arqiva, has shared his broadcast predictions: 1. Battling the buffering dilemma In 2023, viewers expectations around seamless watching experiences will continue to heighten. Already we’re seeing audiences become increasingly frustrated with issues related to buffering. This is already costing streaming platforms eyeballs – almost two-fifths of steaming consumers […]

December 13, 2022

Poll: UK adults want FTA broadcasting protected

Three quarters (75 per cent) of people in key UK constituencies want their MP to protect traditional TV services, as the country faces a deepening cost of living crisis. A poll of over 5,000 people in the north and south of England found that eight in 10 (78 per cent) see digital terrestrial TV – […]

December 5, 2022By Colin Mann

Arqiva, MainStreaming distribution partnership

Broadcast infrastructure provider Arqiva and intelligent media delivery platform MainStreaming have forged a technology and services partnership, jointly to offer distribution services for the media streaming market. The partners will explore how the combination of MainStreaming’s CDN technology and broadcast-grade streaming experience with Arqiva’s global media infrastructure and managed services capability can offer more scalable, […]

November 14, 2022

DTG launches Targeted Ad report and Test App Suite

The DTG tested 95 per cent of the UK receiver market for targeted ad performance, and the resulting report and free test app suite are now available. In April 2021 the DTG established a cross-industry task group on Targeted Advertising with partners including Arqiva, Channel 4, Google, S&T and TP Vision. Its mission was to […]

October 14, 2022

Arqiva appoints Crabtree as Chief People Officer

UK communications infrastructure and media services company, Arqiva, has announced the appointment of Sarah Jane Crabtree as Chief People Officer. Crabtree is appointed to the Arqiva Executive Committee, reporting to CEO Shuja Khan, to lead on the company’s people and culture agenda within its ‘Vision 2031’ strategic focus. Crabtree joins Arqiva following 17 years at […]

October 3, 2022

Arqiva, MediaKind launch Arqplex

Arqiva and MediaKind have announced the next stage of their partnership with the launch of Arqplex, a new hybrid content processing service that is set to transform headend services for broadcast and OTT networks. The fully managed headend-as-a-service has been designed and developed for a broad range of broadcasters and network or platform operators, including […]

September 9, 2022

Fitch confirms Arqiva’s debts as “stable”

Fitch Ratings has affirmed UK transmission company Arqiva and its Arqiva Financing and Arqiva PP Financing plc’s whole business securitisation bonds at ‘BBB’. It has also affirmed Arqiva Broadcast Finance plc’s high-yield (HY) bonds at ‘B-‘. The Outlooks are Stable, says Fitch. Arqiva enjoys long-term RPI-linked contracts and a monopoly in terrestrial television and radio […]

August 2, 2022By Chris Forrester

Arqiva: ‘Spectrum commitment needed’

Laurie Patten, Director of Strategy and Regulation at UK broadcast communications infrastructure provider Arqiva, has called in the government to guarantee the future of terrestrial TV and radio services in the UK to 2040 and beyond. Addressing the Westminster Media Forum on the future of UK media policy, Patten told delegates that a key question […]

July 6, 2022By Colin Mann

Digital 9 Infrastructure acquires Arqiva stake

Investment management body Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPP Investments) has agreed to terms with Digital 9 Infrastructure (D9) to sell its entire stake in UK broadcast and comms infrastructure provider Arqiva. CPP Investments first acquired an approximate 48 per cent stake in Arqiva in 2009, making this one of the Fund’s longest-standing investments in […]

June 27, 2022By Colin Mann