Bavarian Broadcasting DG to take over as ARD chair

Ulrich Wilhem

The director general of Bayerischer Rundfunk (Bavarian Broadcasting Corporation), Ulrich Wilhem, will take over as the next chairman of public broadcast body ARD in 2018. Wilhelm will… Read more

AsiaSat names new general counsel

Saphina Ho

Satellite operator AsiaSat has named Saphina Ho as its new general counsel. Ho succeeds Catherine Chang, who is leaving the company. Ho will become a… Read more

Deloitte: UK smartphone video viewing up 500% since 2012


The proportion of UK adults watching video on their smartphones has risen fivefold in the past five years, according to research by Deloitte. The consulting… Read more

Google in new deal with rightsholders to combat piracy in France


Google has signed an agreement with French antipiracy group l’Association de Lutte Contre la Piraterie Audiovisuelle (ALPA) whereby YouTube will enable ALPA to identify potential… Read more

YouTube shuts down paid channels, launches sponsorships


YouTube has ended its 2013-launched paid channels initiative and has instead introduced sponsorships in a bid to help content creators make money from the site.… Read more

Roku now seeking up to US$252m through IPO

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Roku is now looking to raise proposed maximum of US$252 million in its planned IPO, according to amended registration statement filed with the SEC. The… Read more

Portuguese regulator slams Altice acquisition of Media Capital

Media Capital

Portuguese media and communications regulator ANACOM has said that Altice’s proposed acquisition of Media Capital would have a significant anti-competitive impact and should not happen… Read more

Ex-BBCWW North America president named CEO of Mitú

Herb Scannell

Herb Scannell, ex-president of BBC Worldwide North America has been named the new CEO of Mitú, a digital media brand for Latino millennials. Scannell who… Read more

AT&T reportedly mulling sale of Latin American pay TV operations

Randall Stephenson

AT&T is reportedly mulling a possible sale of its pay TV assets in Latin America to help pay down the debt incurred from its planned… Read more

Telekom Austria to rebrand all its operations under A1 marque

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Telekom Austria is to use its domestic market A1 brand across all its operations in a phased operation that will ultimately see its over 24… Read more