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Sky: Why should the BBC get a free ride?

Sky: Why should the BBC get a free ride?

Rob Webster, BSkyB’s group commercial director, has responded to the BBC’s plea to let it off the £10 million re-transmission fee for relaying regional programmes around the UK. Webster lists…

Discovery MAX takes over from Veo on Spanish DTT

Discovery MAX takes over from Veo on Spanish DTT

Discovery Networks International is launching FTA channel Discovery MAX on January 12th that will be available throughout Spain on the DTT platform on the channel 69 currently occupied by Veo…

Eight shortlisted for Italian DTT

Eight shortlisted for Italian DTT

The Italian government’s special commission (AgCom) has shortlisted eight would-be broadcasting companies for the nation’s auction of six new digital terrestrial TV frequencies following the country’s absolute switch-off of analogue…

Title fight streamed on TVonics Freeview

Title fight streamed on TVonics Freeview

This weekend, some Freeview viewers will be able to watch Nathan Cleverly defend his WBO World Light- Heavyweight crown against Commonwealth Champion, Tony Bellew. For viewers with the latest generation…

ITV restructures online ready for micro-pay

ITV restructures online ready for micro-pay

ITV is restructuring its online and on-demand business to centre on four product categories as it prepares to launch a series of digital innovations, including micropayments on ITV Player. The…

BBC backs 3DTV

The BBC is firmly behind 3DTV, although Jo Sermon, BBC Worldwide’s director of content strategy, speaking October 3 at the MIPCOM programming market, said the BBC is also playing the…

Digital production initiatives from UK broadcasters

The Digital Production Partnership (DPP) – a partnership between ITV, Channel 4 and the BBC, with active participation from Channel Five, Sky, UKTV and the Independent Production sector – has…

Freesat adds Massive R

Freesat has announced that it is adding Massive R to its range of existing music channels: NME TV, Bliss, Chart Show TV, Flava and the Vault. Massive R is the…

BBC sues Mediaset over ‘Dancing Stars’ copy

BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of Britain’s public broadcaster, has issued legal proceedings in Italy alleging that Silvio Berlusconi-backed broadcaster Mediaset has illegally copied its Strictly Come Dancing/Dancing with the…

Permira dumps All3Media sale plan

Private equity fund Permira has cancelled its plans to sell All3Media. UBS had been appointed last March to find a buyer. All3Media is best known for producing hit shows such…