Liberty Global ups stake in ITV

Liberty Global CEO Mike Fries

Cable giant Liberty Global has upped its stake in ITV, but has ruled out making an offer to acquire the UK broadcaster. Liberty has acquired… Read more

Spain helps lift Mediaset performance


An uptick in Spain helped partially offset a continued decline in the Italian advertising market for broadcaster Mediaset in the first half. The group turned… Read more

Digital and advertising boost for ProSiebenSat.1

Thomas Ebeling

A strong performance from digital activities including subscription video-on-demand service Maxdome, along with a strong production and programme sales performance, helped contribute to a solid… Read more

Discovery forms partnership with Doğuş for major Turkish expansion

Kasia Kieli

Discovery Communications has agreed a strategic relationship with Turkey’s Doğuş Media Group to increase its portfolio to 13 channels and strengthen its ad sales offer.  The… Read more

CTC pulls out of S&P ratings, postpones earnings announcement

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Russian broadcaster CTC Media has asked Standard & Poor’s to withdraw its credit rating service as part of what it describes as a cost-cutting exercise.… Read more

Rebrand for Filmbox channels

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SPI International/Filmbox will rebrand two of its flagship channels in Poland and Romania in September. FilmBox HD will be renamed FilmBox Extra HD while FilmBox… Read more

RTL’s BroadbandTV teams up with BMG for music

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Multichannel network BroadbandTV is to partner with Bertelsmann stablemate music publisher BMG on an initiative to push the emerging artists to YouTube and digital audiences.… Read more

Diversification boosts ITV as viewing share dips


ITV channels lost viewing share but reported a strong financial performance in the in the first half of 2015. As the UK-listed broadcaster continued its… Read more

Discovery’s Bartlett to quit

Lee Bartlett

Discovery Studios boss Lee Bartlett is leaving the company. Bartlett has been at Discovery for five years and will exit the US-listed channel operator later… Read more

Scripps to transition to MPEG-4 HD on Cyfrowy Polsat

Scripps Networks Interactive

Scripps Networks UK & EMEA is to make its channels on the Cyfrowy Polsat platform in Poland available in HD only and is switching to… Read more