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Bank ups Liberty Global rating to ‘BUY’

Analysts at investment bank Berenberg, while admitting that the John Malone-controlled suite of businesses under the Liberty Global banner represents a “complex case” to analyse, nevertheless – and it says with its eyes wide open – believes that Liberty’s prospects are solid. Berenberg is raising its advice on Liberty Global to ‘BUY’ (from ‘HOLD’) and […]

September 24, 2021

Viaplay UK launch in 2022

Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group) is to launch its Viaplay streaming service in five new markets by the end of 2023. Viaplay will launch in the UK in the second half of 2022 and then in Canada, Germany, Austria and Switzerland during 2023. Viaplay will then be present in a total of 16 countries, compared […]

September 22, 2021

UK government backs music group CMA referral

UK government ministers have referred the case for a market study on the economic impact of dominance by the major music groups to the Competition and Markets Authority, a key recommendation of the DCMS Committee’s Report, Economics of Music Streaming, acknowledging it as a “key moment for the music industry”. The Government Response generated by […]

September 22, 2021By Colin Mann

OneWeb adding 34 satellites

An Arianespace Soyuz-2.1b rocket is due to launch 34 additional OneWeb satellites today (September 14th). Arianespace is working with Starsem on the launch (Flight ST35) which will happen from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The launch represents a major achievement for Arianespace in that it will mark 1000 satellites launched by the company since its […]

September 14, 2021By Chris Forrester

hiSky, Avanti IoT collaboration

hiSky, a developer and service provider of a satellite agile IoT network, has partnered with Avanti Communications, a provider of high throughput satellite capacity across EMEA and operator of HYLAS satellites fleet, to expand its IoT service over Africa, the Middle East and into UK and Scotland. The hiSky’s Smartellite IoT network comprises of satellite terminals, hub […]

September 6, 2021

DAZN raises UK subscription price

DAZN, the sports OTT platform, is raising its monthly subscription fee for new and existing customers in the UK and Republic of Ireland. Following DAZN’s acquisition of the rights to the UEFA Women’s Champions League and new boxing events, the introductory offer of £1.99 UK / €1.99 per month has now been raised to £7.99 […]

September 2, 2021By Nik Roseveare

DistroTV debuts free Asian channel bundle

DistroTV, the independent free ad-supported streaming television platform, continues to expand its content offerings with DistroTV Desi. The new offering consists of 15+ premier Southeast Asian channel content for free – no subscription or registration necessary. This bundle is available across the US, UK, Europe, and Canada and offer viewers a variety of diverse content […]

August 31, 2021

UK seeks ‘post Brexit’ data deals

Britain is pursuing data partnerships with countries including the US, Australia, South Korea ‘and other fast-growing markets’ to boost trade after Brexit. ‘Data adequacy partnerships’ mean organisations would not have to implement costly compliance measures to share personal data internationally when doing business, the UK’s DCMS said, reports Reuters. Exiting the European Union’s GDPR regs […]

August 26, 2021

Netflix orders trio of UK unscripted shows

Netflix has announced three new unscripted shows from the UK that will stream to its members across the globe. The line-up includes a new VFX dance competition that gives talented budding dancers a chance to perform; a reality series that puts a group of failure-to-launch youngsters through their paces in a wilderness camp; and a […]

August 25, 2021By Nik Roseveare

PGGB announces Diversity & Inclusion Mentor Scheme participants

The Production Guild of Great Britain (PGGB), in partnership with the British Film Commission, has announced the participants for its inaugural Diversity and Inclusion Mentor Scheme which has matched 15 talented mentees with experienced industry mentors working in UK film and High-End TV production. Aimed at individuals working in all grades and departments represented by […]

August 24, 2021