Euronews in the Asia/Pacific region: 23.5 million subscribers

Posted on Feb 11, 2016 in AIB News Feed

Following its launch in Japan, Euronews confirms the success of its expansion in the Asia/Pacific region and announces new agreements in South Korea and Mongolia. Since 2012, expanding distribution in Asia and Pacific has been a priority for Euronews, which now reaches 23.5 million subscribers in 15 countries* of the region, marking an all-time high. Within the region South Korea is now the country with the greatest distribution of international news media, with over 6.5 million subscribers. Euronews and Hyundai HCN have announced that, since January, the Euronews English service has been available 24/7 via the mobile application Everyon...

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AIB celebrates the business of radio

Posted on Feb 11, 2016 in AIB members, AIB news archive, AIB News Feed, General Broadcast, News from AIB

Radio, the oldest electronic mass medium, is in good health and well positioned for the future. That’s the message from the Association for International Broadcasting as World Radio Day 2016 is marked internationally. “Radio generates revenues of well over US$25m every year,” comments Simon Spanswick, chief executive of the Association for International Broadcasting (AIB). “Radio is a major a generator of economic growth and employment – both in front of and behind the microphone. Every day, it touches the lives of billions of people, providing news, information, entertainment and education. At the AIB we’re delighted to join with our...

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CNN International Commercial expands offering to broadcast and digital publishers

Posted on Feb 10, 2016 in AIB News Feed

New appointments to focus on content sales around US elections, digital products and branded channel launches   CNN has appointed a new Commercial Director, EMEA, and Head of Product for its Content Sales, Partnerships and Out of Home business as it increases its content and services offering for international affiliates and partners.   Kostas Oikonomou joins CNN International as Commercial Director, Content Sales and Partnerships, EMEA, to work with existing and new TV and digital publishers across the region to license CNN’s award-winning content, utilise CNN reporting, consultancy and training, and launch CNN-branded linear and digital channels.  Oikonomou has...

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WTA names SpeedCast’s Pierre-Jean Beylier 2016 Teleport Executive of the Year

Posted on Feb 9, 2016 in AIB news archive

The World Teleport Association (WTA) today announced that Pierre-Jean Beylier, CEO of SpeedCast, has been named as its 2016 Teleport Executive of the Year. Mr. Beylier will be honored during WTA’s Teleport Awards for Excellence luncheon on March 8 during SATELLITE 2016. The Teleport Executive of the Year award is presented to an individual for demonstrated entrepreneurship, leadership and innovation in the development or operation of a teleport-based business. Under the leadership of Pierre-Jean Beylier, known as PJ, SpeedCast executed five acquisitions in 2015, which doubled the company’s revenue, while achieving 99% retention of the staff in the acquired...

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BBG/Gallup research finds credibility of Russian media lacking in Baltic nations

Posted on Feb 9, 2016 in AIB News Feed

Russian speakers in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania rank Kremlin-backed media as the least trustworthy among international, Russian Federation and domestic news sources, according to research presented by the Broadcasting Board of Governors yesterday.   In addition, only those survey respondents who considered Russian-backed media to be credible showed a majority support for President Vladimir Putin’s domestic and international policies. In the three Baltic nations and Moldova, consuming Russian-backed media did not correlate with support for Russia’s policies.   The BBG data found that domestic media ranked first in trustworthiness in Estonia (80 percent) and Latvia (79 percent). International media...

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BBC’s Click in Spanish is coming to the US, Uruguay and Mexico

Posted on Feb 9, 2016 in AIB News Feed

The Spanish-language edition of the BBC’s flagship digital technology programme, Click, is now available to viewers of the Hispanic Information and Telecommunications Network (HITN) in the US.  Later this year, the programme will also be broadcast on Uruguay’s state telecommunications company, Antel via its Vera+ platforms, and Mexico’s state broadcaster Sistema Publico de Radiodifusion del Estado Mexicano, SPR, via its ‘Una Voz con Todos’ digital television platform. The first 24-part weekly series of Click in Spanish is a collaboration between the BBC’s Spanish-language service, BBC Mundo, BBC News and Argentine-based Non Stop Digital S.A. – and features regional as...

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