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Vivendi is to shut down German OTT subscription video-on-demand service Watchever in December. The news was first reported by French financial daily Les Echos, but… Read more

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France’s competition watchdog has launched a public consultation on whether restrictions placed on Canal+ four years ago in relation to its merger with TPS and… Read more

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Channel 5 today announces My5, a free-to-air TV channel set to go live in early August, broadcasting the best content from the breadth of the… Read more

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Watching television is no longer just about the programmes. With an ever-expanding array of channels, platforms and devices, consumers are in a better position than… Read more


It’s taken Vincent Bolloré a few years to grab hold of the unwieldy French conglomerate that was Vivendi, slim it down to a fighting weight… Read more

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As the NAB Show kicks off in Las Vegas, Steve Plunkett, chief technology officer, Ericsson Broadcast and Media Services, looks at the trends and topics… Read more

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21st Century Fox has confirmed the departure of Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network chairman Roger Ailes. Fox said that Ailes, who was also… Read more

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French commercial broadcaster TF1 has named Thierry Thuillier as CEO of its news channel LCI. Thuillier will take over the role as of August 16,… Read more


US operator Comcast has unveiled plans to launch Xfinity-branded pay-as-you-go TV and internet services later this year. Comcast said the Xfinity Prepaid Services will be… Read more

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Spain’s Atresmedia is launching two of its channels on cable in the UK for the first time. The Spanish-language services will target ex-pat Spaniards and… Read more