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Portuguese cable TV slow growth

From Branislav Pekic in Rome At the end of the second quarter, the number of cable TV subscribers in Portugal totalled 1.5 million, representing a 2.9% At the end of…

Tesco movie downloads

Tesco Digital is in talks with content providers including BBC Worldwide, ITV Worldwide and Fremantle Media to launch TV and film content via its digital Tesco is understood to be…

Sling Media into Spain

From David Del Valle in Madrid Sling Media, a wholly-owned subsidiary of EchoStar, is launching its SlingBox products, Pro and Solo, to allow their customers in Sling Media, a wholly-owned…

Half of Europe’s youth go online for TV and movies

From Colin Mann in Amsterdam Europe's younger generation is leading the way in adoption of web TV services, according to research to be released by Strategy Europe's younger generation is…

Virgin adds Directors

Virgin Media has confirmed the appointment of two new independent non-executive directors; Charles Allen and John Rigsby. Allen is non-executive Chairman of Global Radio, the UK Allen is non-executive Chairman…

Disney: ISPs should ban pirates

Bob Iger, the chief executive of the Walt Disney Company, has called on Internet service providers to ban people who illegally download content. In July, six In July, six of…

Cable America to increase capex

Cable network operators in North America will increase their capex spending through at least 2010 in an effort to compete more effectively with telephone and “Cable industry infrastructure expenditures will…

Google, Liberty back Africa connect

Google has thrown its weight behind ambitious plans to bring internet access to 3bn people in Africa and other emerging markets by launching at least Google has joined forces with…

Comcast debuts Fancast

Comcast has launched its Fancast Store, an electronic storefront that offers more than 3,000 digital downloads of TV shows and movies for rent or Comcast has launched its Fancast Store,…

BSG publishes costs of super-fast broadband

The Broadband Stakeholder Group (BSG) – the UK government's advisory group on broadband – will this week publish a report on the costs of deploying The report, produced by Analysys…