On 15 March, a mosque in New Zealand saw the worst bloodshed of decades as a shooter killed opver 50 anmd injured dozens during Friday prayer.
The leading global media platforms Disney, NBCUniversal, Sony Pictures, Warner Bros. and Sky’s commitments have been accepted by the European Commission. These commitments address the Commission’s concerns regarding certain clauses in these studios’ film licensing contracts for pay-TV with Sky UK.
Measat Satellite Systems has reached an agreement with the HTV and launched Himalaya TV HD (HTV) for distribution across Nepal and Asia Pacific via the Measat-3 satellite.
The net profit of the satellite operator SES has fallen 50.9% for FY18 at EUR 292.4 million compared to EUR 596.1 million in the last FY. The group’s revenue stood at EUR 2.01 billion for FY 2018 (+1.7% at constant FX compared with the prior period). Its underlying revenue (excluding periodic and other) grew by 1.9% (year-on-year) at constant FX to EUR 1.96 billion. Periodic and other revenue for FY 2018 was EUR 47.1 million.
To help people listen to its news in places where there is poor connectivity, the BBC World Service English has unveiled a new app.
As per latest EU rules, tech giant like Google and social media platforms like Facebook must compensate publishers and creators for the content that appears on their websites.
Discovery Channel founder John Hendricks’ factual streaming service CuriosityStream has raised approximately $140 million in private placement funding to fuel the company’s next phase of growth.
The viewers in Belgium can now enjoy the premium content of the leading travel channel Travelxp which has partnered with Proximus TV.
Matching analysts’ estimates of USD 8.5 billion, the Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox (Fox) mopped up same amount of revenue in Q2.
The global media conglomerate Disney has post total revenue of $15.30 billion, lower than the first quarter of 2018. In its first quarter earnings report, Disney reported $1.86 EPS against a consensus estimate of $1.55. Total revenue of $15.3 billion also beat consensus estimates of $15.18 billion. Media Networks revenues for the quarter increased 7 per cent to $5.9 billion and segment operating income rose 7 per cent to $1.3 billion.
The Trump administration had to face tough questions on its repeal of net neutrality rules. The federal appeals court made the Federal Communication Commission uncomfortable on 1 Feb in hearing a challenge to Trump’s decision.
While the world waits for 5G, the Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport in China has launched 5G base station. China Unicom's Guangzhou branch built this base station which uses Huawei's 5G Lampsite, an in-depth radio coverage solution that supports indoor deployment in large to medium-sized sites.
The social media giant Facebook has partnered with the Technical University of Munich (TUM) in Germany to set up institute for ethics in Artificial Intelligence (AI) with an initial grant of $7.5 million.
In a bid to battle piracy, the government of Singapore will change its Copyright Act. The government feels that the step will support creators and users of video content.
To give platform to the voices in social service sector, the world’s first television channel International Observatory of Human Rights (IOHR) has recently made its debut in London.
Local news is the backbone of the media in any country, and to boost the segment, the social media giant Facebook will invest $300 million over three years in local news globally. \
As per Pakistan’s Chief Justice Saqib Nisar, the Supreme Court of Pakistan will not permit Indian content to be shown on Pakistani TV channels as it can damages Pak’s culture.
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