Russian, US state broadcasters in conflict

Posted on Jan 26, 2015 in AIB News, Slider

Russian state broadcaster RT has made strong objections to a statement made last week by incoming BBG CEO Andy Lack in a New York Times interview. The New York Times article, “U.S. Seeking a Stronger World Media Voice”, quotes Lack: “We are facing a number of challenges from entities like Russia Today which is out there pushing a point of view, the Islamic State in the Middle East and groups like Boko Haram, “ he said. “But I firmly believe...

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#iamabroadcaster Preview: Tom Roope, The Rumpus Room

Posted on Jan 23, 2015 in AIB News, AIB news archive, Slider

Tom Roope, Founder and Creative Director of award-winning design firm The Rumpus Room, has been a creative pioneer since the early years of digital content. Brands from Google to the International Olympic Committee have sought out the innovation and engagment that The Rumpus Room has become renowned for. Roope will be a speaker at AIB’s #iamabroadcaster Global Media Summit, hosted by the AIB on 18-19 February at London’s Royal...

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SES selects Arianespace for SES-12 satellite launch in Q4 2017

Posted on Jan 22, 2015 in AIB News

SES S.A. (NYSE Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG) announced today that the company has selected Arianespace to launch the powerful new hybrid communications satellite, SES-12, on board an Ariane 5 booster from the European Space Center in Kourou, French Guiana, during Q4 2017. This will be the 40th launch of an SES spacecraft on board an European Ariane launch vehicle. The new satellite will expand SES’s capabilities to provide...

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News from BBC Ukrainian now available on

Posted on Jan 21, 2015 in AIB News

Text content from the BBC Ukrainian website is now available on, the online portal of the Ukrainian news agency and TV channel, Zik.  Thanks to a syndication agreement between BBC World Service and portal, visitors to now see news stories in Ukrainian and Russian from the BBC Ukrainian website.   Users of will be able to view a wide range of the BBC Ukrainian news coverage:  from international and...

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New CEO Andy Lack sworn in to lead BBG

Posted on Jan 20, 2015 in AIB News

Respected journalist and media executive Andrew Lack was sworn-in today as the Chief Executive Officer and Director of the Broadcasting Board of Governors, the federal agency that oversees the five networks and broadcasting operations of U.S. international media. Those networks include the Voice of America, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Radio and TV Martí, Radio Free Asia, and the Middle East Broadcasting Networks.   Lack is the...

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AIB’s #iamabroadcaster conference gathers pace

Posted on Jan 20, 2015 in AIB News, News from AIB, Slider

Join us for the #iamabroadcaster conference taking place in London on 18 and 19 February 2015   With speakers from across Europe, the Middle East and Africa, plus contributions from around the world via IP video connection, this two-day conference will provide a unique briefing about the state of the media industry in markets around the world. The conference, on Wednesday 18 and Thursday 19 February, brings together a remarkable range of...

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