Digital


TDC Group reorganises in Denmark

TDC Group is due to establish two new business units in Denmark as the company, under new owner Macquarie, aims to pursue investments in Danish infrastructure and digitisation. The new divisions, which are due to be established on August 1, will be: a unit focusing on network and digital infrastructure called NetCo; and a unit […]

BBC to establish digital hub in Scotland

The BBC is due to set up a new design and engineering hub in Glasgow with plans to invest £4 million in the facility and recruit 60 people over the next three years in tech and design roles. The new hub will employ a total of 110 people and will include the existing BBC Design […]

Channel 4 announces new executive roles

Channel 4 has created a number of new executive roles – including chief operating officer and chief product officer – as part of a shakeup of the broadcaster’s top positions. The chief product officer will spearhead the UK broadcaster’s push into new digital areas and will also take responsibility for online service All 4. The […]

Digital pay TV numbers in Eastern Europe to grow 27% by 2023

The number of digital pay TV subscribers in Eastern Europe will grow by 27% between 2017 and 2023, according to Digital TV Research. The new study claims that digital pay TV subscriber numbers in the region will grow from 61.57 million in 2017 to 78.08 million in 2023 – with Russia to account for half […]

Viacom acquires VidCon in live and digital push

Viacom has acquired VidCon, a conference focused on YouTube content creators and their fans, in a move designed to boost its live event and digital businesses. The channel group, which owns youth brands MTV and Nickelodeon, said that VidCon will remain a stand-alone entity, retain its senior leadership team, but will be able to “expand […]

UK seeks post-Brexit ‘country of origin’ deal update by May

A cross-party report on the impact of Brexit has called for the UK government to provide an update on its progress in securing a new ‘country of origin’ deal by the end of May 2018. The Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee report warned that if country of origin rules – which allow TV companies to broadcast throughout […]

German cable operators launch analogue switch-off initiative

Germany’s top cable operators and broadcasters have launched an initiative called Digital Cable (Digitales Kabel) to accompany the final phase of the country’s migration from analogue to digital. Operators Telekom Deutschland, PΫUR and Vodafone and broadcasters ARD, RTL and ProSiebenSat.1 Media have come together to launch a project office for the analogue switch-off. They also receive the […]

Matt Hancock upped to culture secretary

The UK’s minister of state for digital, Matt Hancock, has been promoted to secretary of state for digital, culture, media and sport as part of prime minister Teresa May’s cabinet reshuffle. Hancock replaces Karen Bradley who has now been appointed secretary of state for Northern Ireland. She in turn replaces James Brokenshire who has stepped […]

Sweden’s TV4 to record ‘highest turnover ever’ in 2017

Swedish commercial broadcaster TV4 said it expects to record its “highest turnover ever” in 2017, thanks largely to digital growth. Speaking at the Future TV Advertising Forum in London yesterday, TV4’s chief operating officer and head of business unit advertising at Bonnier Broadcasting, Mathias Berg, said that 2017 is shaping up to be the “best […]

GroupM: Global TV ad spend to grow this year and next

Global TV advertising investment will grow this year and next but will lose overall market share due to the rise of digital, according to GroupM’s updated ad investment forecasts. The WPP-owned media investment group predicts that globally TV investment – for TV content on traditional TV devices – will grow 0.4% in 2017 and 2.2% […]

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