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$41bn online and mobile advertising by 2011

MultiMedia Intelligence has reported that the new media opportunity of Internet advertising, Internet TV, IPTV advertising, mobile TV advertising and in-game advertising will grow to $41 billion (E29bn) worldwide by…

Arsenal signs for Setanta

Arsenal and Setanta have signed a six-year deal for a club channel to be screened on the satellite broadcaster, providing the Premier League club with a new income stream for…

Arqiva satellite distribution network to enable Freesat

Arqiva has been awarded a contract by the BBC to help bring Freesat, the free-to-air digital TV platform, to air by March 2008. Arqiva will provide the BBC with an…

ICASA new pay-TV licence holders

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) has confirmed the winning bidders of the new commercial satellite and cable subscription broadcasting licences. The only surprise was the withdrawal of…

Media think-tank for UK

James Purnell, the UK's culture secretary, has announced a new convergence think-tank made up of experts from both inside and outside government. The first task of the think-tank will be…

TV Cabo to add 15 new TV channels

From Branislav Pekic in Rome Portuguese pay-TV operator TV Cabo will launch 15 new channels by the end of the year, taking the total number to 103. Currently, TV Cabo…

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…

TN to produce Setanta Sports News

UK commercial TV news provider ITN is to produce Setanta Sports News when it goes on air later this year. The channel, backed by Setanta Sports and Virgin Media, will…

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…