German media company M. DuMont Schauberg wants to acquire a 35% stake in interactive youth channel joiz Deutschland. Read the story »
Digiturk has reportedly been sold to the Qatari BeIN Media Group for a fee of between $1 billion and $1.2 billion. Read the story »
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Deals and conference sessions at MIPTV 2015 confirmed that there are no longer any national or cultural barriers when it comes to content creation in any genre – and notably drama. And the second MIP Digital Fronts showed a free flow of expertise and ideas between tr...
The new boss of Ofcom says there is a need for deregulation in television and telecoms to reflect changes in media consumption. Read the story »
BBC World News is to begin including product placement on some feature shows. Read the story »
Nordic satellite platform Canal Digital Go has added its TV anywhere service to the Android platform. Read the story »
ABOX42, a supplier of OTT, IPTV and Hybrid DVB Set-Top-Box platforms, is announcing the 1st OTT/IPTV industry breakfastduring TV Connect 2015 in London. Read the story »
Virgin Media has had its sale running for a while and this week sees an extra incentive to sign-up to the Big Kahuna and Big Daddy bundles in the form of a free Samsung Galaxy Tab 4.
A coalition of 37 groups and companies is urging the FCC to block the Comcast acquisition of Time Warner Cable, arguing that no number of conditions, mo manner how well designed, will prevent the potential problems a larger, stronger Comcast would create. The coaliti...
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Partners withdraw from Zuckerberg's Internet.org over net neutrality fears theinquirer.net The future of online piracy is easy, free and already in your pocket nzherald.co.nz FCC Chairman Wheeler Pitches Net Neutrality, Incentive Auction lightreading.com A...
The Spanish regulator CNMC has fined the broadcasters Mediaset and Atresmedia for violating the law on advertising content. Read the story »
The Supreme Court of Ukraine has pronounced a final verdict in a dispute between the OTT service Divan.TV and Media Group Ukraine (MGU). Read the story »
The Warsaw Court of Appeal has upheld an appeal filed by the National Broadcasting Council (KRRiT) against a ruling by the District Court that overturned a fine against the broadcaster TVN. Read the story »
Staff attorneys at the Justice Department s antitrust division are nearing a recommendation to block Comcast's $45 billion acquisition of Time Warner Cable, "people familiar with the matter" claim to Bloomberg News. The lawyers could submit their findings to the DOJ ...
Dutch company Brava Media is launching the world's first 4K/Ultra HD channel.
Earlier this week Verizon Wireless proclaimed that customers really don't want unlimited data plans, arguing that adoration of unlimited data was just a "gut feeling" that results in broken networks and dashed dreams. Rather unsurprisingly, Verizon found itself prett...
Comcast today announced that the cable giant will be expanding its two gigabit fiber to the home service to another three million potential homes by the end of July. According to the Comcast announcement, Comcast plans to offer "Gigabit Pro" service to three million ...
Michael Peters, CEO of Euronews, has appointed Dorota Smaggia as Chief Product Officer with the task of developing product strategy, a role she will carry out as a member of the Executive Board. Read the story »
The Belarusian incumbent Beltelecom has launched a multiscreen service named Smart Zala. Read the story »
Bolstering yet another online player competing in the pay-TV market, Vessel, the SVOD service launched by former Hulu CEO Jason Kilar, has raised another $58 million in venture capital.
HBO has sent takedown notices to Twitter's new live-streaming app, Periscope, after a number of its users were caught illegally streaming the fifth-season premiere of the hit HBO series Game of Thrones.
Verizon has announced they're shaking up their FiOS TV channel options by offering a "skinny bundle" of TV channels, onto which customers can add a variety of channel packs. The idea is not entirely unlike what SlingTV has started offering, or what Canadian regulator...
Russia’s leading pay-TV operator Tricolor TV gained 312,300 additional HDTV customers in the first quarter. Read the story »
German cable operator Tele Columbus has commenced carriage of QLAR, marking the first large cable company to distribute the new German TV channel. Read the story »
Antitrust attorneys for the U.S. Justice Department are nearing a recommendation to block the proposed $45.2 billion merger of Comcast and Time Warner Cable, according to a Bloomberg report that cited anonymous sources.
For the first time at the NAB convention, this year broadcasters seemed to finally openly acknowledge that new technologies and business models are no longer just "fringe showcase items" but things that must be embraced immediately.
As we've noted a few times, Google Fiber isn't just about Google putting pressure on ISPs, it's about teaching towns and cities how to apply this pressure themselves. The company has circulated a checklist to help municipalities get out of their own way, but the lure...