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Sky confirms £5 billion ‘Sky Europe’ deal

Sky CEO Jeremy Darroch

UK satcaster BSkyB has confirmed its takeover of European pay TV sister companies Sky Deutschland and Sky Italia. The agreement with 21st Century Fox will… Read more

Kabel Deutschland growth offsets Vodafone decline

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Vodafone-owned German cable operator Kabel Deutschland grew its revenue by 5.8% to €491.1 million and boosted internet revenue-generating units by 83,000 in its fiscal first… Read more

Deutsche Telekom gives Croatian unit enhanced IPTV role

T-Hrvatski Telekom

Deutsche Telekom has given its Croatian subsidiary an enhanced role as a technology centre for IPTV and IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS). T-Hrvatski Telekom’s Zagreb facility… Read more

Netflix grows international numbers by 78%, plans further expansion

Netflix lifestyle

Netflix grew its international member base by 78% year-on-year in Q2 and has outlined plans to “further invest aggressively in global expansion.” Announcing its second… Read more

Tele Columbus adds TLC HD

TLC's Ultimate Shopper

German cable operator Tele Columbus is expanding its HDTV service with the addition of Discovery’s female-focused channel TLC in HD.  TLC HD will be included… Read more

BSkyB set to seal Sky Italia, Deutschland deals

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BSkyB is reportedly planning to takeover sister companies Sky Italia and Sky Deutschland in the coming weeks, in a deal that would financially boost parent… Read more

Discovery hires BBC business boss

Dominic Coles

Discovery Networks Western Europe has poached Dominic Coles, the BBC’s business operations boss, to become its COO and CFO. Coles has for the past two… Read more

European broadcasters celebrate record-breaking World Cup

World Cup figures

This summer’s World Cup set new TV records around the world, according to figures released by the Platform for European Promotion of TV (PEPPTV) –… Read more

World Cup final sets German TV viewing record

ARD World Cup tweet

Yesterday’s football World Cup final, which saw Germany triumph over Argentina, broke German viewing records with 34.65 million tuning into the match on public broadcaster… Read more

Sky Deutschland names business solutions vice-president

Sky Deutschland has appointed Paul Sexton-Chadwick, who previously worked at Sky subsidiary The Cloud WiFi, as its new vice-president for business solutions.  Sexton-Chadwick takes over… Read more