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European industry bodies call for Open Internet

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A coalition of European communications industry trade bodies has stressed the importance for the sector of promoting real choice and quality for all customers, nurturing innovation and fostering network investment. In a joint statement, they suggest these “ambitious, yet indispensable” goals can only be achieved in the context of an approach based on future-proof principles, which should be applied consistently…

Jan 27 2015 / Read More »

Carrefour launches VoD with Ultra Violet

French supermarket chain Carrefour has launched its own online VoD service branded Nolim Films. The service, which offers 3,000 cinema and TV episodes at launch, aims to offer the richest…

Jan 27 2015 / Read More »
Kevin-MacLellan

NBCU: ‘Maintain investment-friendly regulatory framework’

Kevin MacLellan, Chairman of NBCUniversal International, has warned UK and European regulators against making widespread changes to copyright legislation, suggesting that innovation has flourished in the current regulatory framework. He…

Jan 27 2015 / Read More »

Russia relaxes pay-TV rules

The past few weeks have seen a number of non-Russian pay-TV broadcasters quit the country because of severe limits on foreign ownership and tough rules on the amount of advertising…

Jan 27 2015 / Read More »

Ninth Rovi patent claim defeated by Virgin Media

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Virgin Media has successfully overcome the latest in a series of unsuccessful patent infringement claims by Rovi Corporation against the company. Rovi has agreed to the revocation of a patent centred on a system for recommending television content to viewers based on their past interactions…

Jan 27 2015 / Read More »

Dutch fine KPN and Voda for ‘neutrality violations’

Dutch regulator ACM has fined KPN and Vodafone €250,000 and €200,000 respectively for violations of net neutrality. KPN was fined for blocking certain services on its free Wi-Fi hotspots. Vodafone offered access to an app with HBO with certain plans without charging for the related…

Jan 27 2015 / Read More »

Streaming media players in 40% US Internet homes by 2017

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By Q1 2017, 40 per cent of US Internet homes will have a streaming media player, bringing the total number of homes with these devices to 39 million, according to an NPD Connected Intelligence Connected Home Forecast.  At the beginning of 2014 only 16 per…

Jan 27 2015 / Read More »

France opens 700MHz consultation

France’s broadcast regulator the Conseil supérieur de l’audiovisuel (CSA) has opened a public consultation on the transfer in urban areas of frequencies in the 700MHz to services other than broadcast and the evolution of the terrestrial broadcaster landscape in such areas. The move follows the…

Jan 27 2015 / Read More »

ITV wins cricket rights

ITV will show highlights of all of England’s games in the cricket World Cup which begins next month. Games including the fixture against Scotland will be shown on ITV1 as well as the semi-final and final – but only if England make it that far.…

Jan 27 2015 / Read More »

London Live to cut third of work force

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London Live, the struggling London city TV station, is set to cut 20 jobs, around a third of its staff, with the cost-savings to be re-invested in programming content. The channel, owned by Evgeny Lebedev, is making the cuts to its news and current affairs…

Jan 27 2015 / Read More »

Imagine acquires RGB Networks

In a move that boosts its end-to-end video distribution capability with Dynamic Ad Insertion, Just-in-Time Packaging and Cloud DVR Technology, advertising management and video infrastructure solutions specialist Imagine Communications has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the assets of RGB Networks, Inc., a leading provider…

Jan 27 2015 / Read More »

Aston wins latest Canal Ready court case

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Aston has won its appeal in the Paris Court of Appeal in proceedings it brought against the Canal+ Group. Aston contested the unilateral decision of the Canal+ Group to terminate the Canal Ready label contract linking the two companies, believing that this decision violated the basic…

Jan 27 2015 / Read More »

Russia’s NTV+ ups rates

Most subscribers to Russia’s NTV Plus pay-TV bundles will pay more from February 1st, and some will see their costs rise “significantly” according to local reports. NTV Plus’ transmissions from Eutelsat’s 36A and 36B satellites are directly affected. Subscribers living in Western Russia will see…

Jan 27 2015 / Read More »

6,000 satellite receivers seized in Iran

Iran’s police have been busy removing dishes and confiscating satellite receivers as the nation enforces its ban on viewers watching ‘foreign’ TV channels. The city of Shiraz lost more than 6,000 installations to teams of police from Iran’s Revolutionary Guards, according to a local report.…

Jan 27 2015 / Read More »
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Chris Forrester

Russia creates giant Space Agency

Russia’s President Vladimir Putin has created a massive new state corporation, which in the process will mean the end of…

Chris Forrester - Jan 26 2015 / Read More »
Off Message
Nick Snow

Who’s Neutral Now?

The FCC’s fork in the road, or should that be Information Super-highway, on Net Neutrality is fast approaching and the…

Nick Snow - Jan 20 2015 / Read More »

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BBC Worldwide Taiwan content deal

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BBC Worldwide claims it has signed a content deal in Taiwan through an agreement with Chunghwa Telecom-backed channel operator ELTA TV. The deal includes channels,…

Jan 27 2015 / Read More »

TV choice improves for Vietnam

A BBC Monitoring report says that many of Vietnam’s pay-TV distributors are adding extra channels as competition in the sector gets tougher. K+ Satellite Digital…

Jan 27 2015 / Read More »

Kyrgyz Republic accelerates DSO with Eutelsat

Eutelsat Communications has signed a multi-year agreement with RPO RMTR, the public broadcaster of the Kyrgyz Republic, that will accelerate the country’s switch to a…

Jan 27 2015 / Read More »

Travel Channel for Austria

Scripps Networks UK & EMEA, a division of engaging lifestyle content, has announced that Travel Channel, the global travel broadcaster, is now available on UPC…

Jan 27 2015 / Read More »

Neotion partners with Verimatrix

Neotion, the French solutions provider for international Digital Television, has successfully integrated the Verimatrix Video Content Authority System (VCAS) for Broadcast-Hybrid revenue security solution in…

Jan 27 2015 / Read More »

Six pay-TV UHD broadcasters by end-2015

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A major study on 4K/Ultra-HD broadcasting published by UK-based digital TV and Media Consulting firm FairmileWest and written by specialist consultant Nick Russell, says that…

Jan 26 2015 / Read More »
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