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BBC Worldwide hires royalties collection specialist

560 Media CEO John O'Sullivan

BBC Worldwide has hired royalties collection specialist 560 Media to collect rights revenue on its behalf. Under the terms of the deal, 560 Media will… Read more

CMA names investigation group for Fox-Sky deal

Anne Lambert

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has appointed the investigation group that will put together its report into 21st Century Fox’s planned £18.5 billion (€20.5 billion)… Read more

Over a million illegal streaming boxes sold in UK since 2015

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More than one million illegal set-top boxes that allow users to stream content illegally have been sold in the UK over the past two years,… Read more

Confirmed: Sky deal referred to regulator for six-month review

Karen Bradley

The UK government has confirmed that 21st Century Fox’s planned £18.5 billion (€20.5 billion) takeover of Sky will be referred to the Competition and Markets… Read more

Berenberg highlights Sky risks

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Analysts at Berenberg have cut their earnings-per-share estimates for Sky and have highlighted concerns about the uncertain outcome of the forthcoming auction of Premier League… Read more

Fox’s Ford retires as Etheridge exits

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Fox Networks Group (FNG) executive Jeff Ford is retiring, with the separate exit of UK programming chief Toby Etheridge sparking a rejig at Fox Networks… Read more

eMarketer: video viewing to see UK smartphone use surpass PCs

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Video viewing will help smartphones to pass computers for the first time this year as the preferred way for UK adults to access the web,… Read more

Bike Channel UK shuts down

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Bike Channel UK has gone into administration and ceased broadcasting after reportedly failing to sell the business. The news, which was reported first by Cycling… Read more

UK government: 15% of web users watch content illegally

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Approximately 6.7 million UK internet users, some 15%, consumed at least one item of online content illegally during the three months prior to March 2017,… Read more

European connected TV ad market set for growth with UK leading

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The European connected TV advertising market could be worth €825 million by 2020, according to research commissioned by ad technology specialist SpotX. The UK is… Read more

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