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ITV double income by 2012

Michael Grade, executive chairman of ITV outlined a five-year, self-funding strategy to increase revenue, improve programming and expand its online audience. Grade's plan – envisaging a doubling of income from…

Virgin pushes red button for BBC

From the end of September, Virgin Media will offer its subscribers the opportunity to interact with BBC radio content through red button technology. Listeners will be able to access track…

Spain: pay-TV on DTT?

From David Del Valle in Madrid The Spanish TV networks are considering launching pay-TV services and content on the free-to-air digital terrestrial platform following the Italy’s example. They have been…

Sky uses Entriq to expand choice

Entriq has confirmed that BSkyB will use its services to support the delivery of pay-per-view television content. The EST (electronic sell-through) service will enable Sky to offer pay-per-view content via…

Sony VOD deal with ITI

Sony Pictures Television International (SPTI) has signed a video on demand (VOD) agreement with ITI Neovision, part of the ITI Group, the Polish media and television entertainment company. The deal…

4oD expands download window

Channel 4’s video-on-demand service 4oD will now allow users to download shows up to 30 days after transmission, an increase from the seven-day cut-off point. Users will be able to…

Spain approves analogue switch-off timetable

From David Del Valle in Madrid The Spanish cabinet has approved a digital migration plan to progressively carry out the analogue switch-off from next year to April 2010. The analogue…

UPC says hello Moto, Tandberg

From Colin Mann in Amsterdam Triple play operator UPC Broadband has selected solutions from Motorola and Tandberg Television, to power its Video on Demand (VOD) services in The Netherlands. Already…

BBC on Xbox?

Xbox Live users could soon be watching BBC programmes via their console after Microsoft revealed it is in discussions with the broadcaster. Senior director for media at Microsoft Ross Honey…

UK Freesat closer to launch

From Colin Mann in Amsterdam The Digital TV Group, the industry association for digital television in the UK, has moved a step closer to helping deliver a common test specification…