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Sky Picnic for Freeview

Sky has announced details of its plans to offer broadband, telephone and digital terrestrial television services under a new brand to customers across the UK. It says the new business…

ONO leads the pay-TV audience ratings

From David Del Valle in Madrid Spain’s largest cable company ONO is the market leader in terms of audience ratings in the Spanish pay-TV market. The company pulled in an…

Olympics will set TV advertising records

The 2008 Beijing Olympic Games will lift television's share of the global advertising market to record levels next year, despite the medium losing market share in North America and parts…

Multimedia Polska launches VOD

Polish cable operator Multimedia Polska has launched the first VOD service in the country. The service is initially available in the cities of Gdynia, Kalisz, Lublin, Lódz, Olsztyn and Torun,…

IPTV pushes Spain’s pay-TV forward

From David Del Valle in Madrid The booming IPTV market is boosting the growth of the pay-TV in Spain. Over the last year, pay-TV captured 275,000 new clients up to…

Chellomedia and HIT global pre-school channel

Chellomedia, the European content division of Liberty Global, and HIT Entertainment, independent children's entertainment producer and rights owner, have confirmed a joint venture to launch an international pre-school TV channel.…

NBC splits digital

NBC Universal International is to organise its digital efforts into two parallel strands: New Media Licensing and Digital Assets. New Media Licensing is led by Beth Minehart, based in LA,…

50% of European households receive digital TV

From Branislav Pekic in Rome A total of 83 million households, out of a total of 166 million in 20 Western European countries, receive digital TV services, according to the…

Virgin 1: 'Proper telly'

Virgin Media is aiming to position its channel as a destination for 'proper telly'. The launch campaign aims to promote the Virgin 1 channel on satellite, cable and Freeview ahead…

MTG new Scandinavian Pay-TV packages

Modern Times Group (MTG) is restructuring the Viasat DTH satellite pay-TV offerings in Scandinavia. Viewers will now have more than 20 different options of how they structure their pay-TV channel…