Business Strategy

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Mediaset increases investment in ProSiebenSat.1


Italian Mediaset Group has secured an additional stake in Germany’s ProSiebenSat.1 Media achieving an “important milestone for its pan-European portfolio.”

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RTÉ announces job cuts and closures


Irish broadcaster RTÉ has announced plans to cut up to 200 jobs as part of a series of financial measures aimed at reducing costs by €60 million over the next three years.

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Technicolor appoints Moat as new CEO


Technicolor has named former Eir boss Richard Moat as its new CEO, replacing Frédéric Rose.

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Esports: Overcoming the pitfalls of production


From measuring audience metrics to platform and tournament sponsorship, monetising esports is not without its challenges. IBC365 speaks with industry experts on tactics for broadcasters to deliver live esports production.

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Canal+ Group seeks exclusive Disney+ deal in France


Vivendi’s Canal+ Group is reportedly in advanced talks with Disney to be the exclusive third-party carrier of its upcoming streaming platform Disney+ in France.

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Ofcom appoints Oxley as interim chief


Ofcom has named Jonathan Oxley as interim chief executive, as speculation grows about who will replace departing chief Sharon White.

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Vice Media finalises acquisition of Refinery29


Refinery29 has officially been taken over by Vice Media with the media giant confirmating executive teams will be reshuffled.

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Comcast-owned Sky boosts UK workforce with 1,000 new roles


Europe’s direct-to-consumer media and entertainment company Sky will grow its engineering and customer service jobs by 5% to meet increasing demands.

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Interview: Tim Shoulders on Grass Valley’s future


Belden has struggled with the “volatility” of Grass Valley’s broadcast business, but a new owner in the form of a private equity buyer will give the company a chance to invest and ”retrench”.


Haivision to buy LightFlow from Epic Labs


Video steaming solutions provider Haivision has struck a deal to acquire AI and cloud orchestration firm LightFlow from Epic Labs.

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HBO and Sky strike new EU programming deal


Comcast-owned European pay-TV giant Sky and WarnerMedia’s HBO have renewed their long-running output deal.

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Endemol Shine Group acquired by Banijay


French production group Banijay has acquired global production company Endemol Shine Group to create a worldwide premium player in content production and entertainment.

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Fibre optic arrives in London Underground & Apple TV+ forecasted $9bn revenue


21-25 Oct: Your guide to what’s happened this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry.


Atomos acquires Timecode Systems


Atomos has acquired Timecode Systems, the UK manufacturer of wireless sync technology.

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Viasat to merge with Canal Digital


Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT) has proposed to merge its Viasat consumer business with Norwegian operator Telenor’s TV subsidiary Canal Digital.

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SMPTE unveils new partnerships at SMPTE 2019


SMPTE 2019: SMPTE has unveiled a number of new partnerships at SMPTE2019 as the society continues its three-year transformation plan.

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DPP: Globalising media at an industrial scale


The Digital Production Partnership (DPP) had a three-pronged strategy for IBC fronted by IMF implementation.

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Empowering all to thrive in broadcasting


As head of broadcast and entertainment for the UK & Ireland in Google’s Strategic Partnerships team, Justin Gupta, who is also part of IBC’s Content Steering Group, explains how the group has strived for a better gender balance throughout this year’s conference programme.

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EU warns of 5G cybersecurity & tech giants face tax crackdown


7 - 11 Oct: Your guide to what’s happened this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry.

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Liberty LATAM spends $1.95bn on AT&T operations


AT&T’s businesses in Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands have been acquired by Liberty Latin America in a strategic move to create an integrated consumer and B2B communication and entertainment provider.