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VoD ads forecast to pick up

  Video-on-demand advertising is set to rise in the fourth quarter, according to a report from Web TV Enterprise. The UK research, which covered 150 media buyers, revealed an “increasing…

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…

Vivacom media platform via Intelsat

  Intelsat has revealed that Bulgarian telecom provider VIVACOM has signed a multi-year, multi-transponder contract for Intelsat capacity on the Intelsat 12 satellite (IS-12). Vivacom will extend its existing offer…

French back-off pay-TV VAT

  The French government has dropped its proposal to raise the rate of VAT on pay-TV operator Canal Plus from 5.5% to 19.6%. President Nicolas Sarkozy dropped the plan, which…

Digital Plus subscriber slide

  Sogecable-owned Digital Plus, continues losing subscribers with a drop of 24,523 in only two months ending August. It now has 1,760,320 subscribers with an ARPU of E41.7. The company,…

1200 satellites to launch over next 10 yrs

1200 satellites to launch over next 10 yrs

France – Euroconsult used its Paris satellite business week conference to present its latest study, saying that an estimated 1,220 satellites will be built for launch over the next decade.…

CI+ for Sky Deutschland

CI+ for Sky Deutschland

Sky Deutschland is to introduce a conditional access module plug in for flat-screen TV sets with inbuilt tuner and a CI+ interface. Sky will tie up with manufacturers of TV…

BBC launches ‘social’ iPlayer

BBC launches ‘social’ iPlayer

The revamped iPlayer service features a new design that makes it easier to find television programmes, personalisation tools, so that users can tailor-make their viewing experience, and social networking integration,…

SES Astra takes 3D initiative

  SES Astra has announced a new initiative to support the introduction of 3D television in Europe. As part of the initiative, the industry reached a common understanding of the…

Apple turns on TV, again

Apple turns on TV, again

  Apple has unveiled the new Apple TV which offers users the ability to choose from the a large online selection of HD movies to rent, including first run movies…