French regulator rejects move by three to free-to-air DTT

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French media regulator the CSA has rejected moves to take TF1-owned news channel LCI, M6-owned entertainment channel Paris Première and Canal+-owned documentary channel Planète+ to… Read more

ITV boosted by World Cup, online gains

Adam Crozier

ITV reported strong first half revenue and profit gains, helped by its coverage of the World Cup and impressive growth in its online and interactive… Read more

Spanish write-down takes Mediaset into the red


Mediaset turned in a net loss of €20.5 million for the first have after taking a write-down of €12.3 million in the value of its… Read more

Coe rules himself out of the running for BBC Trust role

Sebastian Coe

Conservative peer, Sebastian Coe, has reportedly dropped out of the running to become chairman of the BBC Trust, despite being strongly tipped to take the… Read more

EBU despatches mission to help Ukraine deliver PSB plan

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The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) partnership programme has created a taskforce to help Ukraine manage the merger of state national TV and radio companies into… Read more

Hungarian ad tax is “attack on democracy” says Kroes

EC VP Neelie Kroes

Hungary’s new advertising tax is a politically motivated attempt to drive RTL out of the country’s market and is a threat to media freedom in… Read more

Eurosport sale boost for TF1, but ad market still uncertain

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French broadcaster TF1 Group received a boost of €293.8 million from the sale of Eurosport in May. The sports broadcaster, now owned by Discovery, turned… Read more

E4 reports ‘record breaking’ first half of 2014

Channel 4-owned UK digital channel E4 has had its “biggest first half of a year ever” after increasing its core demographic of 16-34 year old… Read more

Sarah Palin launches online video channel

Sarah Palin Channel

Former US vice presidential candidate and governor of Alaska, Sarah Palin, has launched a subscription-based online video network. The Sarah Palin Channel launched yesterday on… Read more

London Live calls for reduction of local content requirements


UK local TV station London Live has requested an amendment to the obligations of its licence, including reductions to the hours of local content it… Read more