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Latam DTT homes to pass analogue FTA

Findings from market research firm Dataxis suggest that in 2016, for the first time since television was introduced in Latin America, more people will be accessing digital terrestrial TV (DTT)…

Is cord cutting making television better?

IHS Research reports that US pay-TV subs are being lost to Netflix users and other OTT providers. This is always an eye catching headline in our sector, and I confidently…

Fox sues Alki David’s BarryDriller.com

Fox sues Alki David’s BarryDriller.com

Fox has filed a complaint in the California Central District Court against Alki David-backed Internet TV streaming service BarryDriller.com, alleging that the defendant, BarryDriller Content Systems, has infringed on Fox’s…

Aereo revamps pricing structure

Aereo, the start-up that takes live TV programming and sends it to mobile devices in New York, has revealed a new membership pricing structure which it says provides consumers with…

UK Lords propose online terrestrial broadcasting switch

UK Lords propose online terrestrial broadcasting switch

A report from a Committee of the UK’s House of Lords – the upper legislative chamber – has recommended that the Government and industry should consider the long term possibility…

NBC offers multi-platform series previews

NBC offers multi-platform series previews

NBC has confirmed that is to repeat its exercise of offering full-episode, pre-sampling versions of its new fall (autumn) series prior to the network time-period premières as each new primetime…

Conditional green light for Canal Plus deals

Conditional green light for Canal Plus deals

France’s Competition Authority, l’Autorité de la concurrence, has approved the acquisition of satellite broadcaster TPS by Vivendi Universal and Canal Satellite and Canal Plus subject to a number of conditions…

Cash-strapped ERTU rescued with E200m

Egypt’s giant public broadcaster, for some time suffering near-bankruptcy, has been rescued with a Egy£200 million cash injection (€27.14m). Egypt’s Radio and Television Union ERTU) has struggled for years with…

Thompson defends BBC’s sports rights strategy

Thompson defends BBC’s sports rights strategy

Mark Thompson, the outgoing Director General of the BBC, has chosen the occasion of the corporation’s success in winning broadcast and digital rights to the next four Olympic Games –…

Arabsat offers 6 Olympic FTA channels

Arabsat, working with Dubai Media, is to offer Middle East viewers six channels of free-to-air Olympic Games channels. The channels will run from July 27th to August 12th. Khaled bin…