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Netflix fails to secure Free deal, sets out goals for France

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French telco Iliad Telecom/Free has joined Orange in declining to distribute Netflix when it launches in the country on September 15. Iliad Telecom CEO Maxime… Read more

Lamy report on 700MHz offers limited comfort for broadcasters

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The 700MHz spectrum band currently used for digital-terrestrial broadcasting in Europe should be allocated to wireless broadband use by 2020, give or take a couple… Read more

Social media driving viewers back to linear schedules

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TV viewers are starting to “shift back” towards linear TV schedules thanks to social media, in spite of the convenience of video-on-demand services, according to… Read more

New CEO for Stofa as SE completes integration

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Danish cable operator Stofa has named Ole Fruekilde Madsen as its new CEO following its acquisition by energy group SE.  Madsen has been head of… Read more

BBC World Service director to step down

The director of the BBC’s World Service Group, Peter Horrocks, is due to step down in 2015 after 33 years at the BBC, where he… Read more

Vikings, Extant lead Amazon UK ‘ratings’

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The first seasons of Vikings and Extant are the most popular content on Amazon’s Prime Instant Video service in the UK, the e-commerce giant has said.… Read more

Ericsson trials LTE broadcast with Polkomtel in Poland

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Ericsson and Polish telco Polkomtel have carried out what they claim to be the first test of LTE broadcast technology in Poland.  The trial, which… Read more

NTV+’s Sport Plus on Akado

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Russian service provider Akado has added NTV+ channel Sport Plus to its Antenna Akado service and digital cable service in the Moscow region. Sport Plus… Read more

Trace Group extends African TVCabo deal

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Europe-based channel group, Trace, has extended it partnership with Angola and Mozambique pay-TV operator, TVCabo, launching Trace Sport Stars on the platform for the first… Read more

Sky Deutschland takes exclusive Formula E rights

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Sky Deutschland has secured exclusive German broadcasting rights for Formula E racing and is due to air all races live from the new FIA fully-electric… Read more