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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

Research: Brit viewers value DTT

A campaign to safeguard digital terrestrial TV and radio has been launched as research by Ipsos shows that nine in 10 people (90 per cent) across Great Britain want to see continued support for these services. Digital terrestrial television (DTT) is universally available across the UK. It doesn’t need a superfast broadband connection and there […]

June 23, 2022

Ofcom publishes transmitter fire incident review

Organisations delivering broadcasting services need urgently to review their contingency plans to avoid the kind of transmission failure that occurred at Yorkshire’s Bilsdale transmitter in 2021, UK comms regulator Ofcom has found. The recommendations come in Ofcom’s review of the Bilsdale Transmitter Fire, which looks at how the incident was handled and what lessons need […]

June 13, 2022By Colin Mann

Water caused Bilsdale TV fire

The fire at the giant Arqiva-owned Bilsdale TV and radio transmission mast in North Yorkshire – that wiped out TV signals for more than a half-million homes – was caused by water entering an electrical unit. The fire happened on August 10th 2021 and affected one of the most powerful TV towers in the UK. […]

May 23, 2022By Chris Forrester

Arqiva launches Arqade ecosystem

UK communications infrastructure and media services provider Arqiva has launched Arqade, a self-service pay-per-use interchange for rights holders, broadcasters and platform operators. The cloud-based platform, which can also take content from conventional fibre and satellite inputs, delivers to TV channels, platforms and online services for streaming and video publishing – all with monitoring and end-to-end […]

May 18, 2022

Khan named Arqiva CEO

Arqiva Group has announced that Shuja Khan will succeed Paul Donovan as CEO with effect from June 1st. Khan has been Chief Commercial Officer since January 2020. Khan has more than 20 years of leadership experience in the technology, media and communications sector. Prior to joining Arqiva he was Chief Commercial Officer for Cable & […]

May 10, 2022

Arqiva appoints Dick as Chief Legal Officer

UK communications infrastructure and media services company, Arqiva, has announced the appointment of Katrina Dick as Chief Legal Officer. Dick is appointed to the Arqiva Executive Committee, reporting to CEO Paul Donovan, in the key role of leading the Legal function and as Company Secretary to the Board. Dick’s career to date includes roles in […]

April 11, 2022

Dubois joins Qvest as VP Sales Europe Media & Entertainment

Qvest has appointed Rafael Dubois as Vice President Sales Europe Media & Entertainment Thus. Qvest will further strengthen its long-term growth strategy in Europe and support customers to master their digital transformation processes.As the new Vice President Sales Europe Media & Entertainment at Qvest, Dubois will further develop the European growth strategy of Qvest, lead […]

March 8, 2022

O’Brien Joins EMG Group as CTO

European broadcast service provider EMG has announced the appointment of Lucy O’Brien as Group CTO. She will lead EMG’s technical strategy, develop its technological roadmap, manage its country CTOs across Europe and the US and be responsible for recruiting the technical team at the group. O’Brien will have a particular focus on the continued drive […]

March 3, 2022

SES takes #1 WTA spot

The World Teleport Association (WTA) has revealed its annual rankings for Top teleport Operator of 2021. SES, headquartered in Luxembourg but with other important teleports in Europe and the US, takes the Number 1 spot. WTA says its annual rankings of companies by revenue and revenue growth are compiled by surveying teleport operators around the […]

February 7, 2022By Chris Forrester