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Ofcom sets out radio spectrum strategy

Supporting innovation is at heart of UK comms regulator Ofcom’s new strategy for how it will manage the nation’s airwaves over the next decade. People and businesses rely on wireless services every day. Whether it’s delivering our news, connecting us to friends and family, automating factories or even monitoring changes in the natural world – […]

July 19, 2021By Colin Mann

Ofcom calls for stronger public service media

UK broadcast regulator Ofcom is recommending a radical overhaul of laws to ensure that public service media survives and thrives in the digital age. Its recommendations to Government mark the conclusion of Small Screen: Big Debate – an in-depth review on the future of public service media (PSM). The report calls for the renewal of […]

July 15, 2021By Colin Mann

EE to offer 5G solutions across the UK

BT has unveiled plans to offer high performance 5G solutions across the entire UK and to fuse its leading mobile, Wi-Fi and fibre infrastructures to realise the potential of the UK’s first fully converged network. This long-term vision means BT is building and bonding next-generation fibre and 5G networks simultaneously. BT says the smart infrastructure […]

July 14, 2021

Musicscreen, OKAST bring ‘watch at home’ support to UK independent cinemas

Global distribution company MusicScreen and Digital Solutions company OKAST have developed a bespoke video player platform to serve independent cinemas. The system has the unique ability to integrate seamlessly with cinemas existing ticketing system thereby preserving the ‘theatrical release’ status of the content. CEO David Pope commented: “We wanted to provide our cinema partners with […]

July 12, 2021

Research: Brands under pressure to deliver ‘green’ ads

Production and marketing solutions company CLICKON has shared survey data which shows that over two-thirds of leaders in advertising, across the UK (72 per cent) and US (67 per cent), considered sustainable advertising to be important to their business. Only 10 per cent of UK respondents claimed their brand does not have any carbon neutral […]

June 30, 2021

Brexit: Spain, Netherlands take migrating UK channels

A new report from The European Audiovisual Observatory provides an overview of the supply of services in the European audiovisual media landscape. Based on the analyses of 2020 figures from the Observatory’s MAVISE database, this publication offers insights from two perspectives: The first focuses on the supply of audiovisual media (AV) services in Europe, presenting […]

June 29, 2021

OneWeb fully funded with extra Bharti cash

Bharti Global has invested an extra $500 million (€420.5m) into satellite constellation OneWeb. It means that the business is fully funded at $2.4 billion. The extra cash from Bharti means that it now owns 38.6 per cent of the business. The other key investors, Eutelsat, the UK government and Softbank, are each holding 19.3 per […]

June 29, 2021By Chris Forrester

Samba TV announces UK promotions

Samba TV, a global player in omniscreen advertising and analytics, has announced two key promotions based in the UK to drive growth and strengthen the company’s global partnerships. Samba TV is further strengthening its international presence with the promotion of David Barker to Senior Vice President of Global Commercial Partnerships. Having dedicated over 25 years […]

June 27, 2021

WWE returning to UK

WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment) is set to return to the UK for the first time in over two years. The company has revealed it will be putting on four live shows this September – the first UK dates since November 2019 after the pandemic wiped out all international touring in 2020. In an annoucement, the […]

June 25, 2021By Nik Roseveare

UK offering rocket launch licences

The UK government is issuing licences for rocket launches from its official spaceports. The May 24th announcement talked of space tourism also being included and for the sites to be ready for operation from summer 2022. “Developed with the UK Space Agency and the Civil Aviation Authority, new regulations being laid in Parliament today will […]

May 25, 2021By Chris Forrester