Sandbox launches senior-focused gaming service Focus

Education publishing outfit Sandbox Group has unveiled its new 40+ gaming subscription service designed to sharpen the cognitive skills of senior users. Focus launches in November with over 40 games, developed in collaboration with neuropsychologists and medical experts at Hospital Universitario Cruces in Bilbao The company said the ad-free service is the only gaming subscription […]

United Media names George Makris programming director

Southeast European media company, United Media, has named George Makris as programming director. Makris has over two decades of experience in the media industry, with expertise in business development, program strategy, research, and marketing. He previously held the roles of program director of Croatian television NOVA, chief of TV at Ukraine’s 1+1 and director of […]

Canal+ renews Premier League rights to 2028

French pay TV group Canal+ has renewed its broadcasting rights to the Premier League until 2028 across five markets including France and Switzerland. Per the new deal, the media giant will broadcast 380 football matches per season for the next five years. Canal+’s coverage of the English championship will be shown exclusively in France as […]

Ateme powers 5G Broadcast Transmission in the US

Video processing technology specialist Ateme announced it had powered the first transmission of a 5G signal over a licensed broadcast facility, to the US Federal Communications Commission. The proof of concept of 5G  was executed by Boston-based, Milachi Media -owned TV station WWOO-LD, and wireless technology innovator Qualcomm Technologies. Ateme said the demonstration represents a […]

UK’s Culture, Media and Sport committee calls for changes to Media Bill

The UK’s Culture, Media and Sport committee has urged obligations on smart TVs, firesticks and set-top boxes to ensure public service broadcasters (PSBs) are prominent on their platforms should be strengthened. The Culture, Media and Sport Committee’s report on pre-legislative scrutiny of the Media Bill, which is aimed at protecting UK PSBs such as the […]

Zegona confirms in talks to buy Vodafone Spain

UK-based investor Zegona Communications, the former part-owner of Spanish cable operator Euskaltel, has confirmed it is in talks to buy Vodafone España. Zegona confirmed to the London Stock Exchange that it is in discussion with Vodafone about acquiring the Spanish operation, and with banks in relation to its filing. The confirmation followed reports about the […]

Rupert Murdoch makes way for Lachlan at Fox and News Corp

Fox Corporation and News Corp chairman Rupert Murdoch is to step down from his roles at both companies. Murdoch, who is 92, will step back from day-to-day oversight to become chairman emeritus, handing control to his eldest son Lachlan Murdoch, who becomes chairman of News Corp and exec chair & CEO at Fox. The elder […]

YouTube launches new AI tools to boost short video creation

YouTube has launched a series of new features, including AI-infused tools, to help content creators. The new tools include Dream Screen, a new experimental feature that allows creators to create AI-generated video or image backgrounds to shorts by typing an idea into a prompt. According to YouTube, Dream Screen enables creators to set backgrounds such […]

Tele Columbus upgrades Munich homes to 1Gbps

Cable internet bandwidths of up to 1Gbps are now available to 270,000 homes in Germany’s second city, Munich, served by cable operator Tele Columbus. Tele Columbus, which operates under the PŸUR brand, said the technical upgrade to enable the increased speeds had been completed. Tele Columbus said that Munich had he second largest city network […]

Comcast names ex-GM exec as treasurer

Cable and media giant Comcast has named Rocky Gupta as EVP and treasurer of the company. He joins Comcast from General Motors where he recently led its treasury and finance organizations. As Comcast’s treasurer, Gupta will oversee the company’s relationships with financial institutions across its Connectivity & Platforms and Content & Experiences businesses and manage […]