Bloomberg Radio London goes live

Bloomberg has launched Bloomberg Radio London on DAB digital radio across Greater London, as part of its radio expansion efforts. Bloomberg Radio will broadcast on the London 3 local multiplex to become one of up to 80 stations available to listeners in the greater London area on DAB digital radio, free of charge. “This is […]

3Vision to acquire for African pay TV service

London-based international content consultancy 3Vision will oversee acquisitions and channel management for a Nigeria-based premium pay TV service. Suburban Fiber Company has contracted 3Vision to lead to movie deal negotiations with US studios and arrange carriage deaks with major entertainment brands. Suburban Fiber Company’s premium HD pay TV brand is called Legend TV, while a […]

Amazon to hire London-based original content boss

Amazon is hiring a London-based head of original content to respond to its growing interest in video entertainment commissioned outside of the US. Speaking at the Edinburgh International Television Festival yesterday, Amazon Studios director Roy Price said that Amazon planned to “double down” and “grow a team in London”. The new head of original content […]

Virgin Media to build out London network

Liberty Global-owned UK cable operator Virgin Media is to expand its network in East London, bringing 100,000 homes into range of its high-speed internet network. According to the company, the expansion, encompassing the Bethnal Green, Isle of Dogs, Newham and West Ham districts on the city, will be the largest network expansion since the company […]

UKTV to move to new HQ in West London

UK multichannel broadcaster UKTV has signed a 15-year lease on new premises in West London. The broadcaster has taken a lease with Development Securities at 10 Hammersmith Grove to occupy approximately 32,500 square feet of office space. UKTV will move from its existing offices at 245 Hammersmith Road. UKTV’s 250 employees will move to the […]

Olympics break iPlayer records

Interest in the Olympic Games attracted record numbers of users to the BBC’s iPlayer catch-up service in August. The month saw a record 196 million iPlayer requests, the public broadcaster said. The week commencing July 30 saw the highest-ever requests per week at 51 million from a record 11 million users. August also saw record […]