Sky bid ‘will be referred’ in absence of new evidence

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UK secretary of state for digital culture, media and sport Karen Bradley has pushed back a decision on whether to refer 21st Century Fox’s acquisition… Read more

Viacom launches Daily Show on Amazon’s Alexa in the UK


Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) is launching a spin-off digest of The Daily Show with Trevor Noah for Amazon Alexa users in the UK. Customers… Read more

BBCWW names new Western Europe chief

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BBC Worldwide (BBCWW) has named Nick Percy as executive vice president in Western Europe. Percy replaces Tobi de Graaff, who has been given a newly created… Read more

BBCWW upbeat despite drop in cash returns

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The BBC’s commercial arm reported a year-on-year increase in sales and profits, but cash returns to the corporation fell for the third consecutive year. Announcing… Read more

Parrot Analytics: Netflix dominates digital originals across European markets

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Netflix dominated expressions of interest in digital originals across seven major western European countries in the week to July 16, with Amazon’s The Grand Tour… Read more

BBC breaks Wimbledon streaming record


The BBC served 24.1 million stream requests during Wimbledon this year, making it the most-streamed edition of the tennis tournament to date. The BBC released… Read more

Dave and Home to launch on Freesat

Dave & Home launch on Freesat

UK channel provider UKTV is to launch comedy channel Dave and home-and-garden channel Home on the Freesat free-to-view satellite platform on August 1. The launches… Read more

BBC changes US news partner

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BBC News and CBS news have struck an editorial and newsgathering partnership that will allow both organisations to share video, editorial content, and additional newsgathering… Read more

Now TV plans Entertainment Pass price increase


Sky-owned over-the-top video service, Now TV, is set to increase the price of its Entertainment Pass in mid-August. From August 15 the cost of the… Read more

RTS names Young Technologist

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The UK’s Royal Television Society (RTS) has named the winner of its annual RTS Young Technologist Award. Kathleen Gray, guarantee broadcast engineer at NEP UK… Read more