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 […]

Virtualisation means ‘revolution’ for video, says Arqiva

Virtualisation will “revolutionise the world of video”, creating a very different way of distributing content through a “forced change”, according to David Crawford, managing director, satellite and media at transmission services provider Arqiva. Speaking at the Marketforce Future of Broadcasting conference, Crawford said that one year ago, the same event was dominated by the role […]

Arqiva confirms it is mulling sale amid solid 9M results

UK transmission services outfit Arqiva has confirmed that its shareholders are undertaking a strategic review that could lead to a sale of the company. Reporting solid nine months results to the end of March, Arqiva said that there was no certainty the review would result in a transaction, but that a further announcement would be […]

Arqiva: TV model is ‘fundamentally changing’

The UK TV model, which for 25 years has been based around the two broad pillars of pay and free-to-air, is now “fundamentally changing”, according to the CEO of Arqiva. Speaking at the DTG Summit in London yesterday, Simon Beresford-Wylie, the head of the UK broadcast infrastructure firm, described a future that will increasingly centre […]

Arqiva reportedly ‘making plans’ for £5 billion sale

UK transmission and media services provider Arqiva is making plans for a £5 billion (€5.9 billion) sale that would see it abandon plans for a stock-market listing, according to a report by Sky News. According to Sky News, which did not name its sources for the story, Arqiva is close to hiring banks to advise […]

BBC marks 80 years of television

The BBC has opened up its archive to celebrate 80 years since its launch of the first British television service on November 2, 1936. BBC History has launched a microsite that contains video and audio footage that tells the story of TV – including the invention of television and information about the opening night of broadcasts […]

Arqiva reports record revenues and earnings

UK broadband infrastructure firm, Arqiva, announced record revenues and earnings for the year ended 30 June 2016. The company reported revenues of £884.7 million, EBITDA of £424.4 million and free cash flow of £226.6m, up 22.7%. “I am delighted with the progress the group has demonstrated during Simon Beresford-Wylie’s first full year as CEO,” said […]