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BSkyB in £5bn bid for Sky Italia and Sky Deutschland

BSkyB's £7 billion interest in Sky Italia and Sky Deutschland will help streamline the business across content, technology and logistics. … [Read More...]

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ARD

Germany’s ARD plans new Netflix competitor

German public broadcaster ARD wants to set up a new Netflix-style online streaming portal after the project Germany’s Gold jointly planned with fellow public broadcaster ZDF was cancelled following concerns by federal cartel office Bundeskartellamt in September 2013.

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TVP sets sail again

The Polish public broadcast TVP is re-launching a virtual on-demand channel, but only for this weekend (July 25-27).

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Russia looks to satellite self-sufficiency

Faced with the threat of Western sanctions, Russia should produce all its communications satellites, according to Nikolai Nikiforov, the country’s communications and mass media minister.

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Altice raises Numericable stake

Altice has acquired a 34.6% stake in Numericable from Carlyle Cable Investments and CCI (Cinven) and applied for listing of new ordinary shares.

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German Celebrity Big Brother to get 24/7 OTT live-stream

The German adaption of Endemol's reality series Celebrity Big Brother (in German: Promi Big Brother) which will launch on August 15, 2014 at 20.15 CET on commercial TV channel Sat.1 will be accompanied by a live-stream at maxdome.

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AMC

CBS channels develop in South Africa

AMC Networks International – Zone is to introduce advertising this month on its CBS Studios International joint venture channels, CBS Action and Drama, in South Africa.

Trace

TRACE targets Lusophone Africa

TRACE has launched a brand new music channel – TRACE Toca – with MultiChoice’s digital satellite TV service DStv in Angola and Mozambique.

Central & East Europe

Kai-Ulrich Deissner

Key appointment for Hrvatski Telekom

The Croatian incumbent Hrvatski Telekom has appointed Dr. Kai-Ulrich Deissner as a member of the management board and CFO for a period of three years, effective August 1.

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Uphill task for Ultra HD TVs

High pricing is preventing Ultra HD televisions (UHD TVs) from securing a meaningful share of the overall flat-panel TV market through the world.