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Spain: Pay TV subs up, revenues down

Spain: Pay TV subs up, revenues down

Spanish pay-TV gained subscribers in 2010 but failed to increase its total revenues, according to the latest report from the CMT (Telecommunications Market Commission). The number of pay TV subs…

Digital TV homes to double

The number of digital TV homes will double between 2010 and 2016 to 1.189 billion, according to analyst firm Digital TV Research (DTVR). The Digital TV World Household Forecasts report…

Millions set to watch Wimbledon in office

Millions set to watch Wimbledon in office

As Britain steels itself for a potential fortnight of ‘Murray-mania’, which will see the British Number 1 tennis player once again attempt to become the first ‘Grand Slam’ winner of…

BBC News app for connected TVs

The BBC has confirmed the launch of a BBC News app for connected televisions. The BBC revealed that the app will “provide 20 to 25 minutes of footage to get…

REAL Digital set for September launch

Alternative pay-TV provider REAL Digital is looking to launch its service on September 1, following the release of its set-top box into the UK retail market in the summer of…

Research: Global pay-TV revenues $155bn in 2010

Some 338 million digital homes were added around the world between 2006 and 2010, according to a new report from Digital TV Research (DTVR). The Digital TV World Databook estimates…

Wall to head Abu Dhabi Media

Wall to head Abu Dhabi Media

Malcolm Wall, the former Chief Executive for Content of Virgin Media, is to become Chief Executive Officer of Abu Dhabi Media with effect from September 1st. Abu Dhabi Media manages…

Pro7/Sat.1: Interesting times ahead?

This time last week, Permira’s man responsible for its ProSiebenSat.1 investment, Joerg Rockenhaeuser, said the German commercial broadcaster wasn’t up for sale “today or tomorrow”. As readers will fully understand,…

First service for BBC Wimbledon 3D

First service for BBC Wimbledon 3D

The BBC is to broadcast live 3D coverage to homes across the UK for the first time, when it broadcasts the Men’s and Ladies’ Finals of the 2011 Wimbledon Championships…

Hunt abandons ‘spine’ for local TV

Hunt abandons ‘spine’ for local TV

UK culture secretary, Jeremy Hunt, has confirmed the major policy shift in his plan for a new generation local TV services, virtually scrapping plans for a national network spine in…