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Telenet, Proximus, Mediahuis and Pebble Media create joint ad sales house

Liberty Global-owned Belgian service provider Telenet and its content arm SBS, publishing group Mediahuis, national service provider Proximus and its Skynet brand, and digital ad-sales outfit Pebble Media are joining forces to create a national sales house. The partnership of local media players aims to provide advertisers with creative and efficient solutions to reach their […]

Jeroen Bronselaer upped to CEO of SBS by Telenet

Belgian telco Telenet has announced the appointment of Jeroen Bronselaer as the CEO of SBS. The 41-year old Bronselaer currently serves as Telenet’s SVP of residential marketing, and will succeed Peter Quaghebeur, who will leave SBS on November 1. Along with overseeing the channel group, Bronselaer will be responsible for managing all Telenet media activities […]

Korean FTC approves Pooq and Oksusu merger, paves way for Wavve launch in September

South Korean regulators have approved the merger between OTT platform Pooq and Oksusu to clear the way for the launch of Wavve.  Wavve was initially proposed in January as a joint venture between broadcasters KBS, MBC and SBS along with telco SK Telecom as a means to protect against the growing influence of foreign OTT […]

Korea’s SK Telecom and broadcasters team up to take on Netflix

Korean telecom operator SK Telecom has teamed with three of the country’s leading broadcasters to launch a join t OTT TV service that will enable them to better compete with the likes of Netflix. SK Telecom and broadcasters KBS, MBC and SBS have signed a memorandum of understanding that will see them combine their existing […]

Broadcast Australia taps Rohde & Schwarz for DVB-T2 trial

Transmission services provider Broadcast Australia, in partnership with free-to-air industry body Free TV and broadcasters ABC and SBS, has conducted trials of DVB-T2 broadcast technology in the Sydney area using technology provided by Rohde & Schwarz. Rohde & Schwarz supplied transmitters, retransmitters and test equipment for the testing phase, including an R&S TLU9 50 W […]

Korean networks launch US on-demand service

South Korean three largest networks – KBS, MBC and SBS – have jointly launched a subscription on-demand platform in the US. The trio has formed KCP Global, a venture that houses the new SVOD service, Kocowa. This will offer subscribers streamed South Korean entertainment programming and K-pop shows. Shows will be made available subtitled into […]

Talpa buys SBS channels

John de Mol’s Talpa Holding has acquired a 67% stake in the SBS Broadcasting business, giving it full control of the SBS6, NET5, Veronica and SBS9 channels. Talpa bought the part of the business it did not own from Sanoma. The deal also sees Talpa hand Sanoma its share of the TV guide business Veronica […]

New interim chief for SBS6 to replace Oosterman

Patrick van Mierlo has taken over as interim programme director at Dutch broadcaster SBS6, following the resignation of René Oosterman. Local reports say SBS6 has struggled in the ratings department despite acquiring valued Champions League football rights, with company part-owner John de Mol concerned by developments. Van Mierlo, a seasoned Dutch executive who has worked under […]

EBU in deal to create Asian version of Eurovision Song Contest

The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) has struck a deal with Australian Associate SBS (Special Broadcasting Service) to create an Asian version of the Eurovision Song Contest. The EBU has signed an exclusive option of SBS under which the Australian company and production partner Blink TV will explore the opportunity to create an Asian contest that […]

SKO and Kantar Media launch daily online TV ratings

The Netherlands’ TV industry body Stichting KijkOnderzoek (SKO) has started delivering daily online TV ratings in partnership with Kantar Media. The ratings track the online consumption of TV programmes – initially from broadcasters NPO, RTL Netherlands and SBS broadcasting. The SKO said that the launch marks the first phase of its ‘Video Data Integration Model’, […]