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MPs: Murdoch ‘not fit’

MPs: Murdoch ‘not fit’

The Parliamentary Media Committee has stopped short of accusing James Murdoch of lying to them – something that would certainly have cost his place on the BSkyB board – but…

Court ‘bans’ Pirate Bay

Court ‘bans’ Pirate Bay

The UK High Court has ruled that Pirate Bay must be blocked by UK Internet service providers. Sky, Everything Everywhere, TalkTalk, O2 and Virgin Media must all prevent their users…

IPTV subs near 60m

IPTV subs near 60m

According to broadband analyst firm Point Topic, global IPTV subscriptions closed in on 60 million at the end of 2011, with the last yearly quarter witnessing the biggest three-month increase…

Hulu to go pay only?

The conflicted loyalties of Hulu shareholders – they are all major content players reliant on pay-TV distributors – may result in it becoming a ‘TV Everywhere’ service only available to…

Games console sales will slump 19% in 2012

Games console sales will slump 19% in 2012

The global TV games console market will drop by 19 per cent in 2012, according to research from the Strategy Analytics. The report projects a decline in global Xbox 360…

Cloud service from LG

LG Electronics (LG) has announced the beta opening of LG Cloud service from the beginning of May with the aim of providing seamless connectivity and streaming access to all digital…

Blu-ray boosts US home entertainment spending

Blu-ray boosts US home entertainment spending

Findings from the US’s Digital Entertainment Group’s First Quarter 2012 Home Entertainment Report indicate a continued stabilisation of the industry, underscored by promising gains in Blu-ray Disc, with steady increases…

MPAA’S Dodd commends IP protection report

The office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) has released its annual Special 301 report, which evaluates the state of intellectual property rights protection worldwide. The report highlights the…

ESPN kicks off multi-platform worldwide football brand

Launching just in time for the 2012 UEFA European Football Championship, ESPN is introducing ESPNFC, a new multi-language and multi-country brand for football fans around the world across TV, radio,…

France Televisions launches VoD

France Televisions launches VoD

French public broadcaster France Televisions has launched a VoD service branded Pluzz VaD, and kicking off with a choice of 3,000 titles. Pluzz VaD will first be distributed by the…

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