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BBC examines Holographic TV

The BBC’s R&D department has summarised work that broadcasters are doing across Europe in Holographic TV. The engineers are also researching 3D holoscopy for the Internet as well as ‘next…

Ofcom reveals Local TV locations

UK comms regulator Ofcom has proposed a list of 20 Local TV sites across the UK. These have been selected from the sites where local TV is technically possible and…

Canal+ scores first-pick Champions League rights

Canal+ scores first-pick Champions League rights

Canal+ will continue its long-standing role as a UEFA content partner after being awarded the final, so-called ‘first-pick’ media rights package for the 2012–15 UEFA Champions League in France. The…

Freesat adds 5 channels from Channel 5

Freesat adds 5 channels from Channel 5

Freesat is adding a range of channels from Channel 5 to the platform, effective immediately: Channel 5+1 , 5 USA , 5 USA+1 , 5* and 5*+1 . Freesat viewers…

BBC’s “Strictly Come Dancing” in 3D

BBC’s “Strictly Come Dancing” in 3D

In what is being seen as a major boost to pre-Christmas buyers of 3D sets, the BBC has confirmed that the final of Strictly Come Dancing will be shown in…

NZ Freeview hits 1m viewers

Free to air digital TV platform Freeview is now being watched by more than a million New Zealanders. Freeview’s latest sales figures show more than half a million of New…

Pay-DTT from Sky and TVNZ

Sky Television and Television New Zealand (TVNZ) have formed a partnership to launch a new digital pay television service, delivering pay channels over Sky’s digital terrestrial spectrum. Sky has a…

ITV edges up, cuts debt

ITV edges up, cuts debt

ITV achieved £1.51 billion (€1.75bn) revenue in the first nine months of 2011 as its ad revenue edged up 2 per cent against market trend, though it was only 1…

BT power cut blacks out X Factor

BT power cut blacks out X Factor

One of the biggest UK TV audiences in recent history was left frustrated on Saturday night when an apparent power failure at BT Tower delayed the live broadcast by over 15…

Canal Plus and TVN merge Polish DTH

Following the news in October that France’s leading pay-TV platform Canal Plus was entering  into exclusive negotiations with Poland’s ITI and TVN Groups to create a strategic partnership in Poland,…