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More foreign investment for Indian FTH and IPTV

The recommendations of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) to raise FDI (Foreign Direct Investment) ceiling for DTH, IPTV from 49 per cent to 74 per cent have been…

Western European pay-TV revenues to plateau

Pay-TV revenues in Western Europe will not grow between 2011 and 2016 ($36 billion) according to a new report from Digital TV Research Ltd. Report author Simon Murray described the…

Research: ABC tops ‘Must Keep’ TV brands

ABC is back on top as the leading ‘must keep’ TV brand in the US and even potential cord-cutters have their list of networks and cable channels they can’t do…

Murdoch exercises Rotana option

Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp has boosted its stake in Arabic music-to-films broadcaster Rotana Media Group. A year ago, News Corp bought nine per cent of Rotana, which is owned by…

Ads power ITV upwards, player goes mobile

Ads power ITV upwards, player goes mobile

An interim statement from ITV reveals revenues up 11 per cent in Q1 to £500 million (€569m) driven by the strong advertising market with its take up 12 per cent,…

F1 chief: Pay-TV suicidal

F1 chief: Pay-TV suicidal

Formula 1 chief executive Bernie Ecclestone has warned Grand Prix teams that it would be “suicidal” for them if the sport moved to News Corporation’s subscription channels as part of…

Uruguay has 500,000 pay-TV subs

According to official numbers from Uruguay’s communications regulator, the nation had 491,000 pay-TV subs at the end of last year, up 9.5 per cent on 2009. This represents a 36.5…

Don’t write off TV just yet!

The expectation from ‘cord cutters’ that TV can be safely dispensed with seem at best premature, and at worst foolish, especially if last Friday’s Royal Wedding are any guide. Yahoo…

News Corp eyes F1

News Corp eyes F1

News Corp is understood to be considering joining a consortium bid for Formula One Grand Prix motor racing, reports the Financial Times, quoting people familiar with the matter. The sport…

Live stream hole in BBC licensing

Live stream hole in BBC licensing

The BBC will be disappointed that its launch of an iPlayer app for iPad and Android was firstly leaked by its own staff and has now been overshadowed in the…