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Portugal Telecom cross platform soccer

From Branislav Pekic in Rome Portugal Telecom will air live coverage of 16 games of the Portuguese Football League (Liga Sagres) simultaneously on TV (Meo), mobile phones (Meo Mobile) and…

Tektronix: Triple Play Testing

Unique to the test and monitoring industry, we speak the language of both broadcasters and service providers. Nearly every television show that airs in the world today passes through Tektronix…

UK will hand out spectrum in return for bandwidth

In further leaks of Ofcom's forthcoming 'Digital Britain' report, The Sunday Times says the auction of further UHF spectrum freed by switchover could be ditched – instead companies will be…

Time Warner writes down $25bn

Time Warner announced it will record some $25 billion in write-downs for the fourth quarter, with nearly $15 billion of it coming from Time Warner Cable. Time Warner, which owns…

Blockbuster wants broadband deals

Blockbuster, the largest U.S. movie rental chain, is open to collaboration with telecom companies such as Verizon and AT&T as it expands into the video-on-demand business, chief executive officer Jim…

Poland DTH overtakes cable

The number of DTH subscribers in Poland has exceeded the number of cable subscribers for the first time. According to figures from Wirtualne Media, there were a total of 4.7…

Broadband speeds slower than advertised

The average UK broadband speed for consumers is 3.6 Megabits per second (Mbit/s), sufficient for many applications but well below advertised speeds, regulator Ofcom has reported. According to research based…

Orange triple-play get Canal+ satellite

Orange and Canal+ have signed a multi-year agreement to allow Orange triple play customers who are not eligible for TV by ADSL to subscribe to Canal+ and/or Canalsat, as well…

Zon Multimedia to launch 100 Mbps service

From Branislav Pekic in Rome Portugal's Zon Multimedia is launching the Zon Net Wideband service, offering connection speeds of 100 Mbps by using a hybrid technology which combines coaxial cable…

Tiscali TV over in Italy

Tiscali TV IPTV service will cease at the end of the year. The company has told subscribers the December fee be waived. The company has struggled to attract more than…