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CSA seeks on demand DTT

France’s Conseil supérieur de l’audiovisuel (CSA) has issued a request for expressions of interest in the broadcast of audiovisual media services on demand (SMAD) on digital terrestrial television, with the…

TF1, M6, Canal+ Free may break EU rules

France has two months to respond to European Union complaints that free channels awarded to Canal Plus, TF1 and M6 could violate competition rules. The manner in which the channels…

Research: Pay-TV trumps free-to-air

Paid-for television content – whether through cable, satellite or the Internet – is preferred over free-to-air services – even in markets where free programming is more readily available, according to…

OTT will win 30% of German TV revenues

Apple and Google will claim a significant part of the German TV business in the next few years, according to a study by Booz & Company. “Until 2015, about 30…

Freeview hits 60m sales, HD in 0.25m homes

Freeview says it has now sold 60 million units in the UK and that Freeview HD is expected to reach 250,000 homes this month. About 420,000 Freeview HD-enabled devices, including…

GlobeCast partners with Shanghai Media Group

GlobeCast and Shanghai Media Group have reached an agreement to jointly provide a host of production and transmission services to serve the needs of international broadcasters and to establish a…

Canvas becomes YouView

Canvas becomes YouView

Following its incorporation as YouView TV Ltd at the end of last week, Project Canvas, the proposed joint venture between the BBC, ITV, BT, Channel 4, Channel 5, Talk Talk…

Canada: Bell to acquire CTV

Canadian telco BCE Inc. (Bell) has confirmed plans to acquire 100 per cent of CTV, the Canadian leader in speciality television, digital media, conventional TV and radio broadcasting. Bell says…

Sky’s Darcey: Pay-TV will lead in original content

Mike Darcey, Chief Operating Officer, BSkyB, has suggested that  the real challenge facing the broadcasting industry isn’t finding the technical ‘nous’ to develop the products and systems such as those…

Govt backs Canvas as others complain

Govt backs Canvas as others complain

“I’m basically very positive about Canvas,” Jeremy Hunt, the culture, media and sport secretary, told the  The Media Festival Arts. “In terms of what I understand, I think it’s incredibly…