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Freesat in 24,000 new homes this year


Freesat, the subscription free satellite TV service, has continued its positive year by adding 6,000 new homes in the three months to the end of June. In all, Freesat has added 24,000 households in the first half of 2014. As a result, Freesat is now available in 1.85 million households, and is watched by more than 3.85 million viewers every […]

FilmOn contempt fine


Internet TV streaming service FilmOn has received a further setback in its attempts to operate and be licensed to carry broadcast programming as a cable company similar to other multichannel providers, with US District Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald ruling that it was in contempt for continuing to deliver network TV station signals over its OTT streaming service following the Supreme […]

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 […]

TVPlayer adds Bollywood channels

TVPlayer, the free live streaming platform in the UK with over 40 channels, has expanded its popular DESI pack, by licensing channels Zing and Lamhe from South Asian Entertainment Network – ZEE Entertainment. Zing is the leading British Asian Bollywood Lifestyle channel in the UK offering a mix of entertainment shows, music and movies. Lamhe is ZEE’s latest addition to […]

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 […]

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, as reported by MediaPost […]

SES digital TV platform for West Africa

SES, in cooperation with service provider Computer Warehouse Group has confirmed the launch of a new digital TV platform for West Africa on SES’s Astra 2F satellite at 28.2 degrees East. This independent and neutral TV platform in Nigeria will be the country’s first FTA DTH digital TV platform and provide the opportunity for broadcasters to reach millions of satellite […]

YouView expansion plans as shareholders agree

UK on demand TV service YouView says it is demonstrating further momentum and ambition following the completion of its shareholder agreement. The agreement guarantees five years of funding by all seven shareholders including BT and TalkTalk (which gives YouView scale in the UK broadband market), the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5 and Arqiva. The service has passed well over […]

BBC Worldwide: Strong performance despite currency challenges

BBC Worldwide – the commercial arm of the Corporation – has published its 2013/14 Annual Review, revealing a year of solid underlying growth, and increased returns to the BBC. Headline profit increased 0.7 per cent to £157.4 million (2012/13: £156.3m), and was up 11.6 per cent at constant currency. Headline profit margin increased from 14 per cent to 15.1 per […]

Commonwealth Games Ultra-HD showcase for BBC R&D

BBC Research and Development has announced a range of new trials and public demonstrations as part of its Commonwealth Games showcase. These experiments bring together a wide range of industry partners and are helping to shape BBC R&D’s vision for the future of TV, and include a number of broadcasting milestones: The first ever Ultra-HD broadcast of a Commonwealth Games […]

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