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Russia: Over 40m pay-TV subs by 2018

A report from J’son & Partners Consulting says that Russia’s pay-TV subscribers will expand to some 40.9 million by 2018, up 17 per cent on the December 2013 figure, and reach a penetration rate of 75 per cent by 2018. Typical growth rates will be 3 per cent per annum, says the research. Russia’s three leading pay-TV operators are Tricolor […]

TF1 to close lifestyle Stylia

TF1 is to close Stylia, the female lifestyle pay-TV channel, launched in 1996 as documentary-oriented Odyssée before being repositioned and renamed in 2010. According to BFM Business website, after the closure of channel TF6, and the pending shutdown of news channel LCI at year end,  TF1 is making further cost cuttings with Stylia. Twenty per cent of Stylia belongs to […]

Orange Romania reports 110,000 DTH subs

Orange’s Romanian satellite DTH pay-TV service says it has won 110,000 television subscribers since launch in June 2013. Orange Romania CEO Jean Francois Fallacher, speaking at a local conference organised by the Ziarul Financiar newspaper, said end-users are increasingly accessing TV services from their smartphones, tablets and computers, as well as the TV set. Orange TV in Romania is beaming […]

Colombia cancels satellite plan

Colombia has scrapped plans to buy and launch its own $250 million satellite, and instead will continue to lease capacity, data and imagery from other international satellite operators. Colombia’s vice-president German Vargas says the country does not have the budget. “We have explored the possibility over the last few years but the government concluded that at this time is too […]

Ireland: 92% of TV watched live

Virtually all Irish adults still prefer to watch live TV on their “normal” TV set, in their own homes, as opposed to out and about on portable devices – according to the latest eircom Household Sentiment Survey (eHSS). The bi-annual nationwide household survey of more than 1,100 Irish people reveals that nine out of 10 adults (91 per cent) still […]

Russia’s Proton returns to flight

Russia launched a heavy-lift Proton rocket into orbit on September 28th, its first flight in some four months. The Proton/Breez-M combination placed a Russian military satellite into orbit. The action means that the rocket can now be used by International Launch Services (ILS), the commercial arm of Russia’s rocket-building operation, and providing competitive launch facilities to the Arianespace and SpaceX […]

Deezer brings music to Horizon

Deezer, the digital music streaming service, has announced a deal with telco UPC Ireland which will see the popular music app available in Ireland on the Horizon App browser. The Apps on the Horizon TV HD+ box turn any TV into a Smart TV, and include 49 Apps from providers such as Youtube, Facebook and Twitter all of which are […]

RR Media to deliver Arsenal programming


RR Media, a provider of global digital media services to the broadcast industry, has been chosen as a delivery partner for Premier League football club Arsenal’s International Programming Block. The distribution of the weekly Arsenal Media programming block from the London based football club, will consist of two magazine shows plus the matches Arsenal plays during that week. The three-year […]

Canis partners with Ireland West Music TV

Canis Television & Media, the UK broadcast management company, has announced a partnership deal with Ireland West Music TV. The agreement means Ireland West Music TV will now broadcast on the relaunched Bonanza Bonanza Channel, Sky 266 and Freesat 157 from October 13th. Programmes from Monday to Thursday nights at 10pm will feature Irish and American country music, giving a  […]

Freeview ‘Tears and Laughter’ ad campaign

Freeview this week launches a new advertising campaign to promote the wealth of programming available to Freeview viewers this autumn. The campaign, called ‘Freeview Presents’ centres on two emotionally charged TV adverts, Tears and Laughter, which showcase talent laughing and crying in TV moments from some of the most-watched comedy and drama series. Owen Jenkinson, Freeview’s Head of Marketing, said: […]

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