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TVP DTH launches on Astra

SES has confirmed that the public Polish television Telewizja Polska (TVP) will launch a free-to-air platform on Astra. TVP has therefore extended its satellite capacity contracts for the use of…

Cablevision launches interactive ads

Cablevision Systems is rolling out a service to enable subscribers to interact with commercials via their remote controls. The company is hoping to boost advertising revenue with the premium-priced interactive…

Digiturk goes VoD

Digiturk will launch a push and subscription VOD service on its digital-satellite platform, following a collaboration with four of the leading TV technology suppliers – Irdeto, OpenTV, Pace and TeleIDEA.…

Freeview want to restrict HD

Freeview TV are demanding that set-top box and PVR manufacturers accept new DRM standards to protect HD content. The BBC told Ofcom it should encrypt the DTT HD signal via…

ODG for PrimeTel

On Demand Group announced another video-on-demand customer in southern Europe, PrimeTel PLC in Cyprus. PrimeTel is the third telco to partner with On Demand Group to develop its IPTV on-demand…

VoD revenue stays poor

Enders Analysis has told the Westminster eForum that online video "is not a revenue stream of any significance for anyone" despite industry hopes it would by now be a major…

MultiChoice on Intelsat 20

Intelsat, the world's leading provider of fixed satellite services, has confirmed that South African direct-to-home (DTH) television operator, MultiChoice, has signed a long-term, multi-transponder agreement for satellite capacity. The agreement…

CRR will stay at ITV

Contract Rights Renewal, the rules which dictate how much ITV1 can charge advertisers, will stay for now says the Competition Commission. In its provisional report into CRR the watchdog has…

Veoh not liable for pirated video

A federal judge in the US has ruled that the Digital Millennium Copyright Act’s safe harbour provisions protected Veoh, the video-sharing site – from liability for hosting pirated clips uploaded…

Globecast delivering Champions League in HD

GlobeCast has renewed and significantly expanded its contract with UEFA in a deal to provide HD coverage of the Champions League and HD and SD coverage of the Europa League…