Channel 5 lost £12.9 million (€18.06 million) in its final financial results before Viacom acquired the UK broadcaster for £450 million last year.
Japanese broadcaster Fuji Television Network has begun streaming 4K ultra high-definition programmes online, becoming the first commercial broadcaster in the country to offer such a service.
With Windows 10 Microsoft is introducing a brand new web browser which is going to take over from Internet Explorer, a browser that many say is the best browser for downloading other, much more powerful web browsers. Edge seeks to change all that and bring Microsoft’s offering at par with the likes of Chrome, Firefox and Safari, since proprietary web plugins for media are being left behind, Microsoft too has decided to not support its Silverlight plugin on Edge.
When Apple introduced iTunes back in the day, it changed the way many people consumed their music. Customers could now choose to pay for individual songs as opposed to having to buy an entire album, thus giving them more flexibility in choosing what they want to listen to. However it seems that those days are slowly leaving us.
TV3 Group, Ireland’s leading commercial television broadcaster, has confirmed that its shareholder Doughty Hanson has agreed terms for its sale to UPC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Liberty Global plc and Ireland’s leading connected entertainment provider that offers over one million television, broadband and phone subscriptions to nearly 512,000 customers.
French media group Vivendi has sacked Canal+ CEO Rodolphe Belmer amid controversy about the future of the pay-TV channel and its prominent satirical puppet show Les Guignols.
Dutch energy company Delta has tapped broadband cable technology provider Teleste to supply a DOCSIS 3.1-based optical broadband network.