Smartphones dominate web & video growth, Sky/Fox deal set-back 6 months & Facebook fined €1.2 million in Spain: this week in media

Smartphones dominate web & video growth, Sky/Fox deal set-back 6 months & Facebook fined €1.2 million in Spain: this week in media

Smartphones drive web traffic growth & video viewing [data]

Smartphones are driving web traffic growth, while tablets and computer web access has declined, according to new data from Adobe Analytics.  eMarketer also released data showing mobile is becoming the primary viewing device for video.  Read more on Recode and DigitalTVEurope here >>

Sky / Fox deal set for 6 month government review

The UK government has confirmed that 21st Century Fox’s planned €20.5 billion takeover of Sky will be referred to the Competition and Markets Authority.  Read more on DigitalTVEurope here >>

Facebook fined €1.2 million in Spain for data breach

Facebook has been fined €1.2 million for allegedly collecting personal information from users in Spain that could then be used for advertising, the national data protection watchdog said on Monday. Read more on Reuters here >>

Google appeals against EU €2.4 billion fine

Google appealed on Monday against a record 2.4-billion-euro ($2.9 billion) EU antitrust fine, with its chances of success boosted by Intel’s partial victory last week against another EU sanction.  Read more on Reuters here >>

Apple’s TV app set to launch into Europe

Amongst a slew of announcements last week, Apple revealed it’s set to launch its TV app into Europe - including France, Germany, Norway, Sweden and the UK.  Read more on TechCrunch here >>

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Time Inc UK up for sale, Instagram hits 800 million users and Prosieben bids for Mashable

Time Inc UK up for sale, Instagram hits 800 million users and Prosieben bids for Mashable

Biggest media companies in Europe & their 2016/17 performance [data]

Biggest media companies in Europe & their 2016/17 performance [data]