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Mexico’s Maxcom plans online TV service

Mexico’s Maxcom Telecomunicaciones is set to launch an online video and live television rental service using a technology that allows streaming with a very low broadband speed. The telco already…

Hunt pressures ISPs on pirates

On Wednesday, Jeremy Hunt, Culture Secretary, is expected to pile on the pressure to ISPs to block pirate sites. He will exhort them to make ‘life more difficult’ for online…

Internode debuts fetchtv IPTV service over NBN

Australian broadband company Internode has become the first company to deliver the fetchtv IP TV service over Australia’s National Broadband Network (NBN), showing it in action at a house in…

KPN multi-screen

KPN, Dutch incumbent telco, is launching a multi-screen version of its IPTV service Interactieve TV. Interactieve TV Online, will deliver 20 channels and interactive services to subscribers via laptops or…

News Corp is ‘fit and proper’

It was a question from an analyst that prompted a rare note of indignation from BSkyB’s normally calm and collected CEO Jeremy Darroch. Asked whether BSkyB would continue to monitor…

BT ordered to block file-sharing website Newzbin2

Hollywood film studios can claim a significant win in their ongoing fight against online piracy, after the UK High Court ruled that dominant telco and leading ISP BT must block…

eircom plans €100m fibre rollout and IPTV launch

Irish telco eircom has announced Phase 1 of a plan to upgrade significantly Ireland’s telecommunications infrastructure by rolling out fibre-based access technologies delivering superfast broadband to customers. Separately, the company…

Foxtel considers ACCC legal action

Australian pay-TV operator Foxtel will consider taking legal action against the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) if it is unsuccessful in overturning the regulator’s preliminary view that its A$1.9…

Triple-play subscriptions to quadruple

More than a quarter of the world’s TV households will subscribe to triple-play services of TV, broadband and telephony by 2016, according to Digital TV Research (DTVR). The Triple-Play Forecasts…

Gogo launches in-air multimedia platform

Airline Internet access specialist Gogo is to launch a new, in-air multimedia platform that will extend the company beyond Internet connectivity to offer passengers exclusive access to online services that…