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BSkyB and C4 mull Hunt’s national TV plan

BSkyB and Channel 4 have confirmed they have submitted expressions of interest in the proposed national TV network that’s at the centre of UK Culture Secretary’s Jeremy Hunt’s plan to…

Intelsat reports “solid” 2010

Intelsat, the world’s leading provider of fixed satellite services has reported results for the three months and year ended December 31st, 2010. Intelsat reported revenue of $644.0 million and a…

HBO and Cinemax go HD in Poland

Effective immediately, all HBO and Cinemax channels in Poland are now available in HD. The new channels have the same programming offer and scheduling as the ones in SD. HBO…

TurkSat plans to triple capacity

Turkey plans to launch two more communication satellites by 2014, Turkey’s transportation minister has said.  BBC Monitoring reports that Turkey signed a $571 million deal with Japanese technology firm Mitsubishi…

Canada’s Telesat sale close

There seem to be two final bidders for the satellite assets of Ottawa-based Telesat. Informed sources suggest that Intelsat, already the world’s largest operator of satellites, is one interested party.…

Romania DTH consolidation

Boom TV, a struggling DTH operator in Romania owned by Israel’s DTH Television Grp, is being bought out of liquidation by Romtelecom. Boom was a late-starter in the over-crowded Romanian…

News Corp: Sky takeover cleared

News Corp: Sky takeover cleared

As expected, Jeremy Hunt, culture secretary, has cleared the News Corp takeover of the 61 per cent of Sky it doesn’t already own. In a compromise to avert concerns on…

Darroch: Sky beyond the TV set

BSkyB intends to connect with its viewers in ways other than via the TV, according to CEO Jeremy Darroch. He told delegates at the FT Digital Media and Broadcasting Conference…

MBC looks to HDTV, and pay-TV

Dubai-based MBC is planning to launch “scores” of HDTV channels over the Middle East. Working in partnership with the UAE’s Etisalat telco the plan is to launch HDTV to serve…

News Corp nears BSkyB remedy

News Corp is nearing agreement with UK regulators over a remedy for concerns about its bid for satellite broadcaster British Sky Broadcasting, reports the Financial Times citing people familiar with…