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Vivendi chooses Telefónica for GVT, international growth boosts Canal+

The Vivendi office is seen in Paris on Wednesday, May 17, 2006.

Vivendi has decided to enter into exclusive negotiations with Telefónica for the sale of its Brazilian subsdiary GVT following the submission of an improved €7.45… Read more

Telenet to spend €500 million in 1GHz network upgrade

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Liberty Global-owned Belgian cable operator Telenet is to invest a total of €500 million to upgrade its legacy cable network in Flanders from the current… Read more

MTG appoints Viaplay Nordic programming director

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Modern Times Group’s MTGx digital division has upped company executive Fredrik Ljungberg to programming director for streaming service Viaplay Nordic. Ljungberg, who has been at… Read more

Amazon launches third pilot season

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Amazon has launched five new pilots and is asking its Prime Instant Video subs in the US and UK to vote and comment on the… Read more

Cyfrowy Polsat’s pay TV numbers climb

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Cyfrowy Polsat reported 4.26 million pay TV customers – up 3.1% year-on-year – in the second quarter, which it attributed to a “significant increase in… Read more

Dom.ru TV passes half million milestone

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Russian service provider ER-Telecom, which operates under the Dom.ru brand, passed the milestone of 500,000 pay TV subscribers in the first half, just two years… Read more

Trace Sport Stars signs Nigerian DTH deal

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Trace Sport Stars has extended its African footprint after signing a carriage deal with new Lagos, Nigeria-based DTH service provider Montage Cable Television. The deal… Read more

Sony hires ex-Disney exec as Russia chief

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Sony Pictures Television has hired a former Disney Russia producer to run its production business in Russia following the exit of Maria Smirnova to CTC,… Read more

Netflix stumping up US$2m per episode for The Blacklist

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Netflix has acquired US drama series The Blacklist for a reported US$2 million (€1.5 million) per episode. The streaming service will start showing episodes of… Read more

UK viewers watching multiple programmes at once, says survey

UK viewers are increasingly watching more than one TV programme at a time, according to research carried out by YouGov for TV Licensing, the body… Read more