Advanced Television


AST SpaceMobile secures extra $100m

AST SpaceMobile has secured a financing package sufficient to launch its first five direct-to-cellular satellites. The fresh money, worth $100 million (€91.9m), comes on top of other recent financial input into the business. The cash comes from Atlas Credit Partners (ACP). The investment builds upon AST’s $800 million existing capital base. The ACP credit facility […]

August 17, 2023By Chris Forrester

Broadband Forum’s new Executive Advisory Board

AT&T, Deutsche Telekom, Ericsson, Nokia, Orange and Vodafone are amongst the list of firms to join the Broadband Forum’s new Executive Advisory Board (EAB). The EAB will advise the Broadband Forum’s Board of Directors to help the organisation and the wider broadband industry gain new insights to pinpoint industry challenges and explore new market opportunities. […]

July 12, 2023By Chris Forrester

AT&T scores well for customer satisfaction

When it comes to connectivity, there is no contest: Fibre Internet beats non-fibre service hands down, according to the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) Telecommunications Study 2022-2023. The former outpaces the latter by 9 points — 75 to 66 — for customer satisfaction (on a scale of 0 to 100. “Across the entire customer experience, […]

June 7, 2023

OpenVault names Broach VP/GM, North America

Keith Broach, whose expertise has been instrumental in helping service providers improve network performance and economics for more than three decades, has joined OpenVault as Vice President and General Manager, North America. Broach will have broad responsibility for OpenVault sales activities in North America, including deployment of emergent products that can enhance broadband capacity, improve […]

April 28, 2022

HBO adds 13m subs YoY

As AT&T offloads its entertainment business to the WarnerMedia division, it reported its quarterly figures for the final time – showing that HBO added nearly 13 million subscribers in the last 12 months across both traditional HBO and HBO Max – including growth of 3 million in Q1 alone. HBO Max and HBO has a […]

April 22, 2022

Discovery, AT&T close WarnerMedia deal

Discovery and AT&T have closed their transaction to combine the WarnerMedia business with Discovery. The new entity, Warner Bros Discovery, will begin trading on the Nasdaq with the start of trading on April 11th, under the new ticker symbol ‘WBD’. Warner Bros Discovery will create and distribute the world’s most differentiated and complete portfolio of […]

April 11, 2022By Colin Mann

Data: $53m spent on Oscar ‘For Your Consideration’ ads

During Oscar season, it’s not uncommon for studios to spend millions of dollars promoting their films in hopes to influence Academy Award voters. This calculated campaigning goes well beyond traditional advertising methods including throwing swanky events, grassroots regional and out-of-home investments, known as ‘For Your Consideration’ (FCU) campaigns. MediaRadar reviewed ad spend for the Academy […]

March 24, 2022

Discovery names director designees for WBD

Discovery has announced the full slate of director designees for the combined company, Warner Bros Discovery (WBD).  The directors will be elected and begin serving on the WBD Board effective at the closing of the proposed combination of Discovery and WarnerMedia, which is expected to occur early in the second quarter of 2022. “I look […]

March 16, 2022

Discovery stockholders approve WarnerMedia acquisition

Discovery has announced that the Company’s stockholders have approved various matters relating to the acquisition of WarnerMedia from AT&T to create Warner Bros Discovery. The transaction will bring together WarnerMedia’s entertainment, sports and news assets with Discovery’s non-fiction and international entertainment and sports businesses. At a Special Meeting of Discovery Stockholders, based on estimated preliminary […]

March 14, 2022

LTN appoints Gonzalez Pack as SVP Operations

LTN Global, a specialist in transformative media technology and video transport solutions, has appointed Catherine Gonzalez Pack as Senior Vice President of Operations. Gonzalez Pack brings more than 20 years of broadcast operations experience to LTN. In her previous roles at DirecTV and AT&T, she successfully led sports and special events operations, driving excellence and […]

March 8, 2022