Snapchat lists traditional TV among competitors in IPO filing

Snapchat cited traditional companies in the TV space among its competitors, as it filed papers for a planned US$3 billion IPO. The firm, which described itself as a “camera company” in its S1 filing with the SEC, said it aimed to raise up to US$3 billion in a stock market debut that could value the […]

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 […]

TV executives outline Brexit priorities

Ensuring continued freedom of movement within the European Union is the main Brexit priority for UK TV execs polled at the Royal Television Society London Conference yesterday. The organisers of the RTS event surveyed the execs in attendance during a ‘Brexit: Bring it On’ session. Overwhelmingly, the key issue was freedom of movement, with 45% […]

CTC Media makes TV, transmedia exec hires

Russia’s CTC Media has appointed former NTV presenter Alexey Pivovarov as director, television and transmedia projects. Pivovarov takes up his new post on November 5, with the hire marking efforts by CTC to focus on developing digital and transmedia projects. At the same time, CTC has hired a string of other execs – Irina Sosnovaya […]

Mobile, tablet TV revenues to hit $9.5bn ‘within four years’

Revenues from mobile and tablet television streaming is set to rocket to nearly US$10 billion (€7.8 billion) by 2017, according to a new report. Streaming and download services on mobile and tablet devices revenues will reach US$9.5 billion within four years, up from US$4.5 billion this year, according to Juniper Research. “In order to be […]