Arqiva


Immediate Media taps Arqiva for hybrid delivery of channels

UK media services outfit Arqiva has launched a new hybrid TV service on the country’s digital-terrestrial TV platform for two of specialist interest media company Immediate Media’s craft shopping channels. Arqiva said it had extended the delivery of Sewing Quarter and Jewellery Maker to the DTT audience via two new IP portals, giving viewers 24-hour […]

France 24 taps Arqiva for UK HD launch

News channel France 24 HD has launched in the UK, supplementing the standard definition version of the channel. France 24 has tapped its existing media services provider Arqiva to upgrade its five-year contract with the news broadcaster to incorporate the launch of the HD channel. France 24 has been available in standard definition in the […]

Arqiva launches AWS-powered virtualised services

Arqiva has announced its first suite of virtualised media management services, covering playout, OTT managed head-end, and video-on-demand processing. Arqiva is using Amazon Web Services (AWS) to power the services, which are designed to let customers quickly trial, adopt and integrate new services on a short- and long-term basis depending on market demands. “We are […]

YouView chief Halton to leave at end of year

YouView chief executive Richard Halton is to stand down at the end of this year to pursue new opportunities. The UK hybrid digital TV platform, which is jointly owned by BT, TalkTalk, the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5 and Arqiva, said that Halton, who led YouView from launch, had decided the moment was right […]

Freeview to receive £125m investment to go ‘fully hybrid’

The BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and network operator Arqiva have agreed to invest £125 million (€142 million) over five years to accelerate UK digital terrestrial platform Freeview’s transition to “a fully hybrid platform”. The four Digital UK shareholders said they aim to further develop Freeview Play, the DTT platform that marries free-to-view terrestrial TV and […]

TDC CEO to quit as Macquarie acquisition signals change in direction

Danish cable and telecom operator TDC’s CEO Pernille Erenbjerg is to leave the company after a transitional period, with Mike Parton appointed as temporary chairman of the company. Parton is currently chairman of Tele2, where he led the successful merger of the Swedish mobile group with cable operator Com Hem. He said following the conclusion […]

Arqiva reports ‘excellent progress’ in 700MHz clearance

Arqiva has said it continues to make “excellent progress” in its work to clear the 700MHz spectrum, which is due to be reallocated from TV to mobile data use. Announcing its first half of 2018 financial results, the UK infrastructure and media services firm said that all planned clearance events have so far been completed […]

Arqiva shelves IPO plans

Arqiva has announced plans to postpone its initial public offering, citing “IPO market uncertainty”. The UK broadcast infrastructure firm said in a statement that pursing a listing at this time is “not in the interests of the company and its stakeholders”. However it said it would “revisit the listing” once IPO conditions improve. Arqiva announced […]

Arqiva announces IPO plans

UK broadcast infrastructure firm Arqiva has announced plans proceed with an initial public offering (IPO), which will see it float on the London Stock Exchange. The firm aims raise an estimated £1.5 billion (€1.7 billion) through the IPO, which could be one of the year’s biggest London stock market debuts. The move comes after Arqiva reportedly […]

Arqiva agrees capacity deal with Eutelsat

UK communications infrastructure firm Arqiva has agreed a multi-year, multi-transponder capacity deal with satellite operator Eutelsat. The deal covers high-power transponders at 28° East video and strengthens the companies’ relationship at this video neighbourhood. Eutelsat’s chief commercial and development officer, Michel Azibert, said that the agreement marks “new milestone in the longstanding relationship between our […]

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