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Berneke named Eutelsat CEO

Eva Berneke is Eutelsat’s new Chief Executive Officer, with effect from January 1st 2022. She joins Eutelsat from KMD, the Danish IT and software company that is part of the NEC Group. During her tenure, she oversaw the transformation of KMD from a mainly government service provider to a modern, digital company competing in both the […]

December 20, 2021By Chris Forrester

Molotov must pay €7m to M6 and cease streaming

French OTT platform Molotov has been forbidden by a Paris Court to stream M6’s channels (M6, W9, 6ter), which have been distributed without authorisation over the last three years. Molotov must also pay €7 million to M6 Group, for breaching the rights. An amount of €15,000 has been added for brand infringement, as Molotov had […]

December 10, 2021

Richard steps down at Orange

Stéphane Richard is to step down as Chairman and CEO of French telco Orange. His resignation follows his conviction by a Paris appeal court of complicity of misuse of public funds. “Following the verdict reached by the Paris Appeal Court, the Orange group’s Board of Directors met today and took note of Stéphane Richard’s decision […]

November 25, 2021By Colin Mann

Eutelsat joins Net Zero Space initiative

During the Paris Peace Forum, Eutelsat Communications announced that it is joining the Net Zero Space initiative which has been launched with support from several leading players in the space industry. The ambition of this international alliance is to create a sustainable outer space environment in 2030 by initiating immediate action to contain and mitigate […]

November 15, 2021

Netflix series ARCANE sees pop-up store destroyed as part of global campaign

Riot Games has announced the launch of a global campaign to promote the upcoming League of Legends on-screen series, Arcane. Together with London based experiential agency We Are Collider, the fully integrated campaign will feature a blend of experiential, digital, social and out-of-home activations in cities worldwide coinciding with the release dates of each episode […]

November 5, 2021

Kleos Space hires McCarthy

Padraig McCarthy has joined Kleos Space as a director. McCarthy is well-known to the satellite industry from his time as CFO/Finance Director at SES. McCarthy is currently a Partner at the private equity firm NewSpace Capital and an independent Non-Executive Director and Audit Committee Chair at listed self-storage company Shurgard. He brings more than two […]

November 4, 2021By Chris Forrester

EBU forges pan-European networks for co-production

The EBU is establishing new alliances and networks to foster collaboration between European public service broadcasters. Recent meetings in Munich and Paris saw broadcasters explore ways to work together on the production of both young adult drama and documentary series. “Collaboration between Members has always been at the heart of the EBU’s mission,” stated Jean […]

October 6, 2021

France: €1.5bn from SVoD ‘content levy’ by 2024

The obligation on French and foreign SVoD services to dedicate 20-25 per cent of their annual turnover (for services offering films newer than twelve months) to content creation in France, could generate between €1.2 and €1.5 billion additional funds for movie and TV production between 2021 and 2024. The French ‘AVMS’ Euro Directive became operative […]

September 20, 2021From Pascale Paoli-Lebailly in Paris

Eutelsat unveils Advance service

Paris-based satellite operator Eutelsat says its ‘Advance’ managed connectivity service targeting the world’s maritime sector has won “strong interest” and the first contracts signed. Eutelsat says several operators have selected Eutelsat Advance to enhance their portfolios of connectivity services, saying: “Leveraging Eutelsat’s powerful Ku-band in-orbit resources, Eutelsat Advance will be integrated into the offerings, amongst […]

July 30, 2021By Chris Forrester

France: Google fined €500m in news sharing row

Google has been fined €500 million by France’s competition authority for failing to negotiate “in good faith” with news organisations over the use of their content. The authority accused Google of not taking an order to do so seriously. The fine is the latest in a global copyright battle between tech firms and news organisations. […]

July 13, 2021