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‘Monsters’ lurk, Grade warns U.K. b’casters

CAMBRIDGE, England -- British broadcasting is under threat from "unregulated competition" from online "monsters" such as Google that continue to invest in British-made programming, ITV chairman and…

Vivendi takes big hit on big buy in Q2

Second-quarter earnings at entertainment conglomerate Vivendi took a 49% hit thanks in part to costs stemming from the company's purchase of a rival satellite pay TV business earlier this year.

Apple aims iTunes at U.K.

Apple's popular iTunes TV download service launched Wednesday in the U.K. with a slate of Viacom and Walt Disney Co. programs that threatens to upset the nascent commercial model of the U.K…

iTunes viewed as b’cast threat in U.K.

LONDON -- Apple's iTunes TV download service launched Wednesday in the U.K. with a slate of Viacom and Disney programs that threatens to upset the nascent commercial model of the U.K. broadcasters'…

NBC Uni agrees to buy Sparrowhawk

LONDON -- NBC Universal and Sparrowhawk Holdings trumpeted their expected union Tuesday, saying that the companies together will deliver revenue of $350 million in 2007.

Endemol inks Korea format deals

LONDON -- Endemol has taken another step into the Korean market with the optioning of five of its formats to Korean producer Olive 9.

NBC Uni, Sparrowhawk wing it

NBC Universal and Sparrowhawk Holdings trumpeted their expected union Tuesday, saying that the companies together will deliver revenue of $350 million in 2007, nearly double what NBC Universal's…

BBC plugs iPlayer in for July launch

LONDON -- The BBC's ambition to provide U.K. audiences with its programs across a range of devices will take a big step forward July 27 with the launch of the BBC iPlayer.