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Geater slams BBC, Channel 4 over indie stance

UK indie trade body Pact has slammed pubcasters the BBC and Channel 4 over the pair’s concerns about the changing face of the British production scene. Pact has published a report as part of a submission to regulator Ofcom’s Public Service Broadcasting Review that “seeks to correct misconceptions that consolidation within the TV production sector […]

BSkyB set to scrap ‘British’ in wake of Sky Europe deal

Pay TV operator BSkyB is set to scrap the ‘British’ and ‘Broadcasting’ from its trading name in the wake of the Sky Europe deal that saw it take control of a combined UK-Italian-German pay TV platform. UK-listed BSkyB is set to approve the move at its Annual General Meeting today, changing its name to Sky […]

Buyers Briefing: Andrea Scrosati, Sky Italia

Name: Andrea Scrosati Title: Executive VP,  programming, news and partner channels, Sky Italia. As the Italian business prepares to become part of Sky Europe, Sky Italia’s Andrea Scrosati talks to TBI about its programming strategy, increased investment in original drama and entertainment, and what’s coming up at the Italian pay TV platform.   How was MIPCOM […]

Sky shareholders approve pay TV takeovers

BSkyB’s shareholders voted overwhelmingly in favour of the firm’s proposed acquisition of Sky Italia and Sky Deutschland at its general meeting yesterday. According to a filing to the London Stock Exchange, 96% of BSkyB’s independent shareholders voted in favour of the deal, which will see BSkyB buy 21st Century Fox’s interests in the two firms. […]

Football rights auction ‘poses risk’ for BSkyB

The forthcoming English Premier League auction poses significant risks for BSkyB, according to Credit Suisse, which has maintained the pay TV operator’s previous ‘underperform’ rating in its latest note. Assessing BSkyB’s plan to consolidate the German and Italian Sky-branded platforms under the Sky Europe banner, Credit Suisse said German growth prospects looked good, but that […]