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Foxtel/Austar concessions to boost merger prospects

Australian pay-TV operators Foxtel and Austar have agreed to make some of their exclusive content available to Internet Service Providers as part of undertakings to win support from the competition…

Eutelsat: Strong revenues, but profits dented

Paris-based satellite ‘supra-regional’ operator Eutelsat reported “solid” half-year results (to December 31st) on February 17th. Eutelsat reported revenue growth up 4.6 per cent to €602.4 million, and a record order…

Now Korea’s KT demands TV profit share

Now Korea’s KT demands TV profit share

South Korea’s leading ISP KT has put itself firmly in the vanguard of network providers that believe service providers must pay for connection to their markets. KT says it will…

Sky Anytime+ adds iPlayer and ITV Player

Sky Anytime+ adds iPlayer and ITV Player

With 2012 seeing increased competition in the UK pay-TV and online television sector, including the January launch of Netflix, and the anticipated late spring launch of YouView, Sky has today…

Challenges ahead for BSkyB

BSkyB unveils its Q2 numbers on January 31st, and most observers see continued progress for the broadcaster, although with net TV subscriber additions being somewhat less than this same time…

IP lobby v liberty?

A line in America’s national anthem claims the country as ‘the home of the free.’ Not for the first time, some Americans are claiming there must be a certain irony…

Ofcom: Broadband speed and shaping should be clearer

Broadband speeds should be made much clear to consumers, communications regulator Ofcom has told ISPs. The average broadband speed a consumer is likely to actually receive, rather than the package…

Strong UK interest in paid broadband lPTV services

Findings from a survey carried out by ISP information website ISPreview reveal that 57 per cent of the 590 respondents are “interested” (29 per cent are “Very” interested and 28…

O3b gets $137m in financing

Jersey-based O3b is a would-be satellite operator looking to serve the ‘other 3 billion’, that is the millions who live either side of the Equator and are unserved by broadband…

BT under pressure to block Pirate Bay

BT under pressure to block Pirate Bay

A coalition of companies and trade bodies within the creative industries led by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) has formally requested that BT block The Pirate Bay, one of the…