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India digitisation continues to slip

India digitisation continues to slip

India, which has managed to miss just about every one of its self-imposed targets to switch off analogue transmission and to convert the population’s TV viewing to digital broadcasting, has…

Feltes, Denavaut in new satellite agency

Yves Feltes, for some 25 years one of SES’s most senior PR gurus, and Jacques Denavaut, who was VP/Corporate Communications at Arianespace for a similar length of time, are working…

SpotXchange rebrands to SpotX

SpotXchange, the video inventory management platform for publishers, has confirmed its rebranding to SpotX. Reflecting the changes in the market and its platform, the Denver-born, global company says it has…

Orange, Vodafone attack Telefonica ‘pay-TV monopoly’

Orange and Vodafone have accused Telefonica of a monopoly in the pay-TV business with the acquisition of Canal Plus bringing it to 80 per cent of the market. The CEO…

Hulu offers ad-free option

Hulu offers ad-free option

US premium streaming service Hulu is to offer a commercial-free option to subscribers.  Viewers now have the choice to watch Hulu commercial free for $11.99 (€10.68) per month or with…

Fashion One launches UHD channel

Satellite communication services provider MEASAT Satellite Systems and New York-based fashion, entertainment and lifestyle television network Fashion One Television have launched what they say is the first English language Ultra…

Brits watch less TV than ever

Brits watch less TV than ever

Research from IHS Technology indicates that traditional broadcast television viewing is being overtaken by two forces: Personal Video Recorders (PVRs) like Sky+ and online video from services like Netflix and…

Jordan bans TV channel

Jordan’s media and security authorities have closed the pro-Islamist Al-Yarmuk television channel and shut down its studios in the country. BBC Monitoring says the first report of the closure was…

Stable 2014 revenues mark FSS transition

According to a Euroconsult’s report, the FSS (fixed satellite services) industry posted an average annual growth rate of 4.3 per cent over 2010-2013 with 2013 showing clear signs of slowdown at…

OneWeb wants $2.5bn

The Richard Branson-backed OneWeb satellite constellation, which is looking to put 650 small satellites into orbit, is seeking $2.5 billion of fresh funding for the project. It has already raised…