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RAI drops encryption on Sky Italia

From Branislav Pekic in Rome Italian public broadcaster RAI has cancelled its deal with DTH operator Sky Italia for the use of the NDS encryption standard, six months before its…

Premiere Bundesliga PPV online.

Premiere is to offer live web-based coverage of individual top-flight football from the Bundesliga and German second division on a pay-per-view basis, including to non subscribers. The company announced it…

Telefonica launches multi-screen interactive ad service

From David Del Valle at MWC in Barcelona Spain’s Telefonica is launching a multi-screen interactive advertising service covering mobile, Internet and TV that will enable advertisers to insert their ads…

Turkey fines Dogan $400m

Turkey's biggest media group has fallen foul of the authorities incurring a $408m tax fine at a time when its advertising revenues are set to weaken and its parent company…

Premiere promo FTA

Germany's Premiere wants a FTA channel, called Premiere Vitrine, to promote its pay TV services, and has applied to the Bavarian media authority for a licence. Premiere has struggled to…

MEA to lead pay-TV growth

Due to rising incomes and greater competition, the pay-TV market in Africa and the Middle East will enjoy the world’s highest growth rate over the next five years, with subscriptions…

Gloomy outlook for TF1

French broadcaster TF1 has spooked investors with a gloomy outlook as the economy worsens and it slashed its dividend, sending shares in the country's leading commercial broadcaster down by as…

Premiere suffers losses

Struggling German pay TV broadcaster Premiere AG said it expects no subscriber growth for at least four months after worse-than-expected 2008 results as it prepares to tap shareholders for fresh…

Poland lags in switchover

All European Union member states apart from Poland are on track to complete their switchover from analogue to digital television, a step that will free up radio waves for new…

Antenova brings DTV to mobile devices

Antenova, the integrated antenna and RF solutions company, has unveiled its tuneable mobile TV antenna and reference design for the reception of digital mobile TV in small form factor devices…