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Sky Brazil introduces pre-paid

From Branislav Pekic in Rome Brazilian pay-TV operator Sky is to launch a pre-paid service based on a package of 35 TV channels (8 of them free-to-air) and 46 audio…

Cable and DTH bloom in Portugal

As at the end of March, the services of subscription television which use cable and satellite technologies registered around 2 million users in Portugal, representing around 18.8 subscribers per 100…

DirecTV rates No. 1 in Pay TV

For the eighth year running, DirecTV has scored higher for customer satisfaction than all major cable TV companies in the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI). In this year’s ACSI survey,…

DirecTV rates No. 1 in Pay TV

For the eighth year running, DirecTV has scored higher for customer satisfaction than all major cable TV companies in the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI). In this year’s ACSI survey,…

DTH subs 'happier' than cable

US Satellite customers are still happier with their service than cable, but the wired medium's customer-service-satisfaction numbers are on the rise, driven by smaller operators. The customer-satisfaction scores for most…

Freesat launches

From Colin Mann in London The digital satellite television service from ITV and the BBC has launched across Britain offering high definition programming and more than 80 channels for no…

DirecTV up 10%

DirecTV's first-quarter net income rose 10 per cent amid higher net subscriber additions and a lower subscriber cancellation rate. The company reported net income of $371 million, up from $336…

Astra bales on Entavio

SES-Astra looks certain to give up on marketing the Entavio 'platform' direct to the German public. Instead it will work more closely with Premiere. “The offer was not attractive enough,…

EU 'requires DVB-H promotion'

The European Commission has formalised its adoption of DVB-H and says EU countries will 'be required' to promote it. The Commission said setting the Digital Video Broadcasting Handheld as the…

Sun Direct deploys Harmonic solutions

Harmonic has confirmed that that Sun Direct TV has deployed Harmonic’s digital video solutions for India’s first MPEG-4 AVC (H.264) direct-to-home (DTH) broadcast service. Harmonic has enabled Sun Direct TV…