The Qatar-based Al Jazeera news channel said on Saturday it had regained its Arab-language account on Twitter after a brief suspension. The account, which has around 12 million followers, was briefly suspended early that day. Earlier, the pan-Arab television tweeted: “The account of al Jazeera on Twitter @ajarabic is currently suspended due to what seems to be […]
Disney reported higher second-quarter profit Tuesday despite lower earnings at its ESPN sports network, which has been under pressure with the rise of online streaming. Net income for the quarter ending April 1 came in at $2.4 billion, up 11.4 percent from the year-ago period. Revenues were $13.3 billion, up 2.8 percent. Strong points included […]
The Chinese government has issued new regulations tightening its control over online news content. Companies that publish, share or edit news will need a government licence, and senior editors must be approved by the authorities. Other staff will be required to undergo government training and assessment, and receive official accreditation. The legislation will bring online […]
Culture Secretary Karen Bradley has asked regulators to examine Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox’s takeover bid for Sky. In a statement to parliament, she told MPs that media regulator Ofcom and competition regulator, the CMA, would be asked to investigate the deal. 21st Century Fox is offering £11.7bn for the 61% stake in Sky it […]
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.