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ESPN offers all-day FA Cup Final

ESPN offers all-day FA Cup Final

In an affectionate nod to how English football’s showcase match used to be presented by terrestrial broadcasters the BBC and ITV, pay-TV operator ESPN is to bring fans the 2012…

Australia: Nine selected for 3D Olympics trials

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has agreed to issue licences to Nine Network Australia, provided certain conditions are met, to conduct trials of 3DTV featuring daily highlights of…

Exclusive Shazam deal for ITV

UK commercial broadcaster ITV and media discovery company Shazam have agreed a partnership which will see ITV become the exclusive UK distributor for Shazam functionality in UK broadcast advertising. Under…

Chilean FTA considering pay-TV

Chile’s association of FTA broadcasters is considering launching a pay-TV bouquet on DTT. The Anatel grouping of channels is examining whether a pay-TV platform could exist or rival the existing…

Freeview homes now exceed Sky in UK

10.8 million UK homes now have free-to-air digital TV service Freeview on their main sets. Freeview is now in more than 20 million homes in total when second sets are…

NAB’s Smith warns on Internet, spectrum

Delivering the annual NAB State of the Industry address as the 2012 NAB Show got under way, NAB President and CEO Gordon Smith warned that while there had been success…

First consumer product from Mobile500 Alliance

The Mobile500 Alliance, a broadcast consortium comprised of 50 member companies covering 94 per cent of US television households, has detailed the business model and enhanced features for Mobile DTV,…

German TV soccer – about 45 bidders

Investment banker Morgan Stanley says there are about 45 bidders now in the battle to win various transmission rights to cover Germany’s Bundesliga soccer. The big hitters, Sky Deutschland and…

Canal Plus compromises to secure Bollore channels

Canal Plus has proposed to the Competition Authority seven commitments over three years in the hope the regulator will grant permission for its acquisition of Bollore’s free-to-air TV channels Direct…

OBN Bosnia rights for Champions League

Chellomedia’s OBN, its Bosnian FTA joint venture channel, has won the rights to broadcast the UEFA Champions League for the next three seasons starting with the new Season 2012-2013. OBN…