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Digital TV innovators rewarded

Four digital TV innovations are set to be showcased at the International Broadcasting Convention (IBC) in Amsterdam following their success in a Dragon’s Den-style event hosted by the Digital TV Group – the members’ association for digital television in the UK. The second annual DTG Television Innovation Awards, in partnership with UK Trade & Investment, saw a shortlist of eight […]

BSkyB ‘must pay more’ for Sky Deutschland

The minority shareholders in Sky Deutschland are looking for a significant premium for their stock from BSkyB. BSkyB is looking to acquire all of Sky Deutschland (as well as 100 per cent of Sky Italia) and there are numerous reports that a formal acquisition bid is only days away. Financial analysts have suggested that BSkyB’s final bill for the German […]

TalkTalk joins Thinkbox

UK quadplay operator TalkTalk is joining Thinkbox – the marketing body for commercial broadcasters in the UK – as an Associate Member. It joins Thinkbox’s other Associate Members, RTL Group, Virgin Media, London Live, Norway’s SBS Discovery and Australia’s ThinkTV. Associate membership entails consultation and involvement across Thinkbox activities and with Thinkbox’s working groups. Lindsey Clay, Thinkbox’s Chief Executive, said […]

ABS expands operations in Johannesburg, South Africa

ABS has expanded its global presence in Johannesburg, South Africa and formed a new Sales liaison office to support its growing business in the Africa continent. This new office will house the sales and technical members of the Africa team, which will work alongside the regional Middle East office based in Dubai.  ABS Africa will be responsible for business development, […]

Broadcasting Unions unite against TV spectrum release

The World Broadcasting Unions (WBU) – the coordinating body for broadcasting unions who represent broadcaster networks across the globe – has released an official joint position on radio spectrum allocation, stating their support to maintain the allocation of UHF frequencies (470 to 694 MHz) currently used for terrestrial TV broadcasting. The WBU says that broadcasters from all over the world […]

TalkTalk hits 1.1m pay-TV subs

TalkTalk has reported 1.1 million customers for its budget pay-TV service, adding 185,000 in the most recent quarter. The telco, which relaunched its TV offering with a YouView box last year is now the fastest-growing pay-TV provider, increased revenues by more than 3 per cent to £434 million in the June quarter, compared with the same period last year. TalkTalk […]

Satellite TV revenues $100bn in 2020

Satellite TV revenues for 138 countries will reach $99.9 billion in 2020, up from $87.8 billion in 2013 and $69.3 billion in 2010, according to a report from Digital TV Research. Covering 138 countries, the Global Satellite TV Forecasts report estimates that Asia Pacific and Latin America will show strong growth. However, revenues will fall in Western Europe as competition […]

Sky, TalkTalk extend distribution partnership

Sky and UK quadplay operator TalkTalk have agreed a new wholesale deal to broaden and extend the distribution of Sky Sports and Sky Movies to TalkTalk’s TV customers. The multi-year agreement will see TalkTalk continue to offer its customers Sky’s sports and movies channels on its YouView service. The deal also includes the rights to catch up content for the […]

FilmOn faces contempt motion


A federal judge in Manhattan has said that she’s likely to hold streaming video company FilmOn X in contempt of court for continuing to operate after the US Supreme Court’s ruling that Aereo’s streaming service infringed copyright. “I’m inclined to grant the contempt motion,” said US District Court Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald following the hearing. FilmOn X continued to stream […]

CBS channels for TalkTalk TV

CBS Action, CBS Drama, CBS Reality +1 and Horror Channel have confirmed that they will expand their reach by launching on TalkTalk TV, Britain’s fastest growing TV service. The carriage agreement with TalkTalk is effective immediately and will be available to TalkTalk TV customers via IPTV. Tanya Gugenheim, Chief Business Development Officer at AMC Networks International – Zone (formerly Chello […]

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