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Format: 2014-12
Format: 2014-12
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Sky ITV Appeal?

This report examines whether Sky has grounds to appeal the decision by the Competition Commission requiring Sky to partly divest its ITV stake. The deadline for Sky's decision on appeal is 25th February. Bearing in mind that the CC has a good track record on fighting appeals, this report identifies two potential grounds for appeal that could prove fruitful for Sky to appeal. If Sky does appeal, and we suspect it will, the uncertainty weighing on ITV's share price will continue for some time yet

Media, TV February 2008 Access this report

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French football rights auction outcome

France’s football rights auction for the four seasons starting in 2008 ended with a second round on 6th February. Canal+ will keep most rights, while France Télécom picks up some live rights for the first time

Media, TV, Non-UK Media February 2008 Access this report

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Yell shortfall shines spotlight on local advertising

Yell announced this week that full year sales growth (to March 2008) in its UK operations would be 2%, sharply down from the previously forecast 3%, due to “toughening market conditions” since the start of 2008

Media February 2008 Access this report

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BT FY 2007-08 Q3 results: under pressure

Increasing loss of retail call market share and continuing decline in wholesale revenue stunted growth in group revenue, which would have dropped slightly without help from acquisitions

Fixed line, Telecoms February 2008 Access this report

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Sky Q2 2007/8 results: record product sales, but concerns on fixed line costs

Sky's Q2 results show continuing strong growth across all parts of its multi-product business, with bumper product sales, up by almost a third year-on-year

Media, TV, Fixed line, Telecoms February 2008 Access this report

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Fibre in France

France is the first major European market where a large scale fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) deployment is under way. Numericable and France Télécom, as well as unbundlers Iliad and Neuf Cegetel, are launching triple play offers over fibre to households. Public authorities actively support the plans, to boost France's growth prospects. This report examines the commercial context for fibre deployment in France

Fixed line, Non-UK Telecoms, Telecoms February 2008 Access this report

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Canal+ subscriptions disappoint

Vivendi’s preliminary results for FY 2007 show weak subscription growth by France’s leading pay-TV operator Canal+ despite the existence of special positive factors. Strengthening free-to-air (FTA) competition on the DTT and DSL platforms appears the main cause

Media, TV, Non-UK Media February 2008 Access this report

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Vodafone December quarter KPIs: improved performance, and prospects good for 2008

Vodafone’s European performance was very solid, with underlying growth of 1.9%, up from 1.7% last quarter, with some very encouraging moderation to price cuts in Germany and elsewhere

Mobile, Telecoms February 2008 Access this report

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Apple Q1 FY2008 results

Powered by strong computer sales at Apple stores and surging European sales (and the weaker dollar), Apple’s dollar revenue for Q1 FY2008 rose 35% year-on-year to $9.6 billion, exceeding guidance of 29%

Media, Music and Radio January 2008 Access this report

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France Télécom’s calculated posturing on the football rights auction

In an apparent change of direction, France Télécom said it would consider bidding for all the 12 packages of French televised football rights at the auction to be held tomorrow, 31st January, including the primetime slots that last went to Canal+ – but FT also claims to rule out an all out assault against Canal+

 

Media, TV, Non-UK Media January 2008 Access this report

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O2 UK - iPhone tariff price cut

O2 this week announced changes to its contract tariffs; however, these will have limited impact for most of their subscribers, and the reductions to their data pricing only bring them into line with changes the other operators have already made

Mobile, Telecoms January 2008 Access this report

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The Future of Digital Radio - is it 'DAB'?

This report considers recent activity concerning the radio sector’s Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB) platform and examines the implications, particularly in view of the recent establishment of a government working group examining the future of digital radio, and given weak consumer acceptance of DAB. It concludes that overcapacity of DAB spectrum is an issue that will only be exacerbated by the planned launch of a further DAB national multiplex by Channel 4 in 2008

Media, Music and Radio January 2008 Access this report

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Seesaw TV advertising prospects in 2008

Chill global winds in the financial world have triggered gloomy predictions in the City of around 2% negative nominal UK TV NAR (net advertising revenues) growth in 2008. In general, the TV advertising industry appears more positive, with predictions mostly lying between 0% and +3%

Media, TV January 2008 Access this report

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Valuing Chrysalis music publishing assets

Chrysalis, the music publishing company, is for sale and expressions of interest have been received from EMI Music Publishing, Warner Chappell, SonyATV as well as a small number of private equity companies, with final bids due this week

Media, Music and Radio January 2008 Access this report

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Carphone Warehouse December quarter: growth increasingly challenging, but downside protected

Distribution growth improved considerably (retail grew 13% versus 8% last quarter), with strong contract sales more than counteracting a relatively weak prepay performance

Mobile, Telecoms January 2008 Access this report

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News Corporation takes its second bite at German pay-TV

Unity Media sold its 14.58% stake in German pay-TV operator Premiere to News Corporation at the start of 2008, prompting speculation of a full takeover by News Corporation later in the year

Media, TV, Non-UK Media January 2008 Access this report

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Will Google buy Yell?

Rumours that Google was acquiring Yell emerged at the end of last week, but we doubt the search giant would be interested in purchasing a traditional media company, particularly not one predominantly in print

Media, Internet January 2008 Access this report

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GCap Media - the end of the road

Since its creation in 2005, GCap Media has singularly failed to deliver its shareholders either a return on their investment or a coherent, strategic vision of its future, rendering the company increasingly vulnerable to takeover

Media, Music and Radio January 2008 Access this report

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French football auction: Canal+ won’t pay more for rights

To draw in competitors to Canal+, French football Ligue 1 broadcasting rights are being tendered in 12 lots, offered in three sequential auctions (non-premium Fans matches, Premium, highlights)

Media, TV, Non-UK Media December 2007 Access this report

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H3G/T-Mobile network sharing: joining at the hip

H3G and T-Mobile have agreed to fully share their 3G networks, with their networks being roughly doubled to a combined 13,000 sites over the next two years

Mobile, Telecoms December 2007 Access this report

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