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Orange France head named as new France Televisions chief

Delphine Ernotte Cunci

French media regulator the CSA has named the current executive director of Orange France, Delphine Ernotte-Cunci, as the new president of public broadcaster France Télévisions,… Read more

Amazon Web Services now a US$5 billion business

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Amazon Web Services (AWS), the e-retail giant’s scalable cloud computing offering, is now a US$5 billion business and is “still growing fast,” the company has… Read more

Comcast set to walk from TWC merger

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Comcast Communications is set to pull out of its US$45.2 billion (€42 billion) plan to merge with rival US telco Time Warner Cable. News first… Read more

Bidders line up for new Spanish DTT services

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Potential bidders have expressed internet following the Spanish government’s opening of the auction process to launch six new channels on the country’s digital-terrestrial platform this… Read more

Germany names bidders for 700MHz as EBU sees signs of support from EC

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The German Federal Network Agency, the Bundernetzagentur, has revealed that three companies will take part in the bidding for mobile broadband spectrum due to kick… Read more

Wyplay taps V-Nova for video compression

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TV software provider Wyplay has tapped V-Nova to provide compression technology for a major European TV operator, understood to be Sky in Italy.  Though V-Nova… Read more

BBC Three pushes online-only plans to 2016

Damian Kavanagh

The BBC has pushed back plans to relaunch its youth-skewing channel BBC Three as an online-only network to 2016, according to BBC Three controller Damian… Read more

US online video ad revenues hit US$3.3 billion

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Online video adverting revenues in the US reached climbed 17% year-on-year in 2014 to reach US$3.3 billion (€3.1 billion), according to stats from the Interactive… Read more

Tele Columbus expands HDTV offering

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German cable operator Tele Columbus is expanding its HDTV offering, adding three new channels to its line-up. The operator will begin airing ProSiebenSat.1’s ProSieben Maxx… Read more

Canal+ names secretary-general

Delphine D'Amarzit

Canal+ Group has named Delphine d’Amarzit as group secretary-general, reporting to Bertrand Meheut. D’Amarzit was previously head of the government’s economic finance section within the… Read more