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Hong Kong DTT coverage boosted to 75%

Two of the six new transmitting stations that will eventually extend free coverage of digital-terrestrial television (DTT) to 75 per cent of the Hong Kong population in time for the…

Sky Italia on Pace

Sky Italia has chosen Pace as its launch partner for high definition personal video recorders (HD PVRs) for the launch of its HD PVR service. The Pace HD PVR (model…

Airplus TV challenges Portuguese DTT decision

From Branislav Pekic in Rome Acting on the deadline for appeals, Swedish company Airplus TV has requested that Portuguese telecommunications regulator Anacom names "a new [independent] and capable" jury for…

Poland: DTT multiplex 3?

Poland could launch a third DTT multiplex as part of its switchover. Regulators the Office of Electronic Communications (UKE) and National Broadcasting Council (KRRiT) may use the 20 per cent…

PS3 movies

Sony has begun offering a video-downloading service for its PlayStation 3 video games console, part of its aim to broaden its audience and grab a piece of the growing content-downloading…

YouTube and Viacom privacy compromise

Google has struck a deal to protect the personal data of millions of YouTube users in the $1 billion copyright court case brought against the video-sharing website by Viacom. Under…

Pay DTT channel for Spain

From David del Valle in MadridMediapro, main shareholder in the commercial TV channel La Sexta, is finalising the launch of a pay DTT channel to distribute premium sports events like…

BBC: Huggers in and virtual IBM man

Erik Huggers has been confirmed by the BBC as its new director of future media and technology, replacing Ashley Highfield. The BBC has also hired an expert on virtual worlds…

TV sports rights setback for Sogecable

From David Del Valle in MadridSogecable’s attempt to increase the value of its pay-TV unit Digital Plus for its eventual sale is being hindered by its competitors in the Spanish…

SES combines New Skies, Americom

Satellite operator SES has revealed plans to combine SES Americom and SES New Skies to form a new operating segment of SES. Robert Bednarek, currently President and CEO of SES…