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Satellite TV revenues to hit US$100 billion in 2020

Eutelsat's Rambouillet Teleport near Paris

Satellite TV revenues will reach US$99.9 billion (€74 billion) in 2020 and will overtake cable TV revenues this year, according to new stats by Digital… Read more

TalkTalk reaches 1.1 million TV customers

Dido Harding

UK service provider TalkTalk added 185,000 TV customers in the three months ending June 30, taking the total number of subscribers for its YouView-powered offering… Read more

YouView plans for future following shareholder agreement

Richard Halton

UK connected TV platform YouView has secured completion of an agreement between its shareholders that guarantee the venture will continue to be fully funded for… Read more

BBC Distribution to join Future Media division

Ralph Rivera

The BBC’s distribution division will move departments from BBC Technology to BBC Future Media from next month.  The corporation said that as of August, the… Read more

SES launches West African digital TV platform

Astra 2F

Satellite operator SES has launched a new digital TV platform for West Africa on its Astra 2F satellite at 28.2°  East.  The Nigerian platform, which… Read more

New name and digital features for Sky Sports News

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BSkyB’s Sky Sports News channel is relaunching as Sky Sports News HQ to deliver breaking sports news across multiple platforms. The revamped service, which will… Read more

NBCU ‘well set’ for post-mega-merger era

Brian Roberts, chairman and CEO, Comcast Corporation

The CEO of Comcast has said NBCUniversal’s current performance means the content business is well prepared for any landscape changes, including the potential Fox-Time Warner… Read more

TalkTalk bags Sky catch-up rights, extends deal

TalkTalk Player 2

UK telco TalkTalk has extended its arrangement with BSkyB with a new deal that hands it catch-up programming from premium channels Sky Sports and Sky… Read more

Putin signs pay TV ad ban despite industry warnings

Russian president Vladimir Putin yesterday signed into law a controversial amendment to the country’s advertising legislation banning advertising on pay TV channels. The amendment, which… Read more

Digital dividend delays main obstacle to 4G in Europe, says report

Delays in assigning the so-called ‘digital dividend’ spectrum at 800MHz are the main obstacle to 4G mobile development in the European Union, according to the… Read more