The BBC is promising to counter so-called fake news through its Reality Check assessments.
21st Century Fox has defended its £11.7bn takeover bid for broadcaster Sky after Culture Secretary Karen Bradley said she was “minded” to intervene in the deal. In a letter, the firm rejected the minister’s concerns about media plurality and broadcasting standards. It also said she had based her view on “seriously flawed” evidence. But it […]
Digital video revenues from providers including Netflix, Sky, Amazon and Apple reached £1,309.3 million in 2016, eclipsing packaged media for the first time.Data compiled by the Entertainment Retailers Association (ERA) shows UK physical revenues were down 16.9% to £893.6 million with both DVD and Blu-ray suffering double-digit declines.
Newspaper firm Trinity Mirror has seen annual profit rise 24% after it bought local paper group Local World. Adjusted pre-tax profit in 2016 was £133.2m, as against £107.5m in the previous year. Trinity Mirror took control of Local World in October 2015 in a deal worth £220m, making it the UK’s largest regional news publisher. […]
ESPN has reached an agreement with UEFA for the rights to the UEFA European Football Championship 2020 and all UEFA national team matches between 2018 and 2022. ESPN will be the exclusive English-language home in the United States for UEFA Euro 2020, which will be played in stadiums across 13 European nations to mark the […]
Austrian media company Mediengruppe Österreich will launch its domestic news channel oe24.tv on September 26, 2016. The channel will broadcast live 24 hours per day from the group’s newsroom in Vienna (see image). Programmes will start each day at 06.00 CET with a morning news show while live shows, Austria shows, Facebook shows and talk […]
Twitter’s plans to put an app onto Apple TV have set tongues wagging with the usual assumption that this is going to change TV as we know it. The move, first reported in the New York Times, is the latest exponent of social media overlapping with broadcast media. Like its counterpart Facebook, it has been experimenting […]