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Telefónica plots pay-TV dominance

Spanish telco Telefónica aims to lead the Spanish-speaking pay-TV sector with a potential market of 600 million clients combined in Spain and Latin America, according to company president Cesar Alierta, who argued that it was the only company capable of facing the dominance of the US and UK in the TV content world. “The pay-TV market will be dominated by […]

France: Virgin Mobile launches quadplay offering

French MVNO Virgin Mobile has launched its first quadruple play offer, which combines SFR’s triple play ADSL box with a 20GHz 4G mobile service. Following its acquisition at the end of 2014, Virgin Mobile is already benefiting from Numericable-SFR’s fixed and mobile networks, as well as capitalising on the innovations of the SFR box. Virgin Mobile is now able to […]

Portugal’s MEO dumps 8 HD channels


Portugal Telecom-backed MEO pay-TV operation is dropping eight HDTV channels from its DTH offering. The eight channels that will longer be available to MEO subscribers are Fine Living, Food Network, Clubbing TV, Nautical Channel, Localvisao TV, MUTV, Barca TV and TPA. MEO transmits on the Hispasat satellite, and has more than 1 million subscribers across DTH, ADSL, fibre-optic and 3G/4G […]

Frontier, TiVo team for OTA and OTT

US triple-play operator Frontier Communications – which focuses on rural areas and small and medium-sized towns and cities – is to market and deploy co-branded versions of advanced television specialist TiVo’s suite of whole-home products and services, including an industry-first deployment of the TiVo Roamio DVR with over-the-air (OTA) support as part of its video offering for residential and business […]

SpaceX twin launch slips to March 1

SpaceX was scheduled to launch two satellites on February 27th but has slipped this to late on Sunday (March 1st at 10.49 Florida time) from Cape Canaveral. The two satellites are Eutelsat America’s 115 West B craft (originally ordered as Satmex-7) and Asia Broadcast’s ABS-3A. The two satellites were ordered from Boeing and are both lighter-weight ‘all-electric’ craft which will […]

Online ad viewing up 297%


FreeWheel’s Q4 2014 Video Monetisation Report has revealed yet another quarter of strong growth and evolution in the digital TV market.

Croatia to switch to DVB-T2 by 2020

After the analogue switch-off in December 2010, Croatian TV viewers will once again have to upgrade their equipment in order to continue receiving terrestrial TV. Croatia is planning to switch to a second generation DTT network (DVB-T2) by 2020, in order to redistribute part of the radio-frequency spectrum for mobile broadband, in line with EU regulations. Speaking at a conference […]

BBC’s Cohen: “BBC3 bid does not stack up”

BBC director of television Danny Cohen has openly rejected Avalon Entertainment and Hat Trick Productions’ BBC3 potential rescue bid, arguing that the £100 million (€136m) takeover plan “does not stack up”. Cohen has written to Jon Thoday and Jimmy Mulville to set out the corporation’s interpretation of the bid, which was formally submitted to the BBC Trust last week Cohen […]

Kenya DSO stand-off goes to court

It is already been described locally as the “digital stand-off” but the bitter dispute between a trio of analogue broadcasters in Kenya, and regulator Communication Authority of Kenya (CA), will be heard in a Kenyan court room today (February 25th). The CA was last week given five days to respond to the suit by activist Okiya Omtatah seeking to compel […]

Pakistan implements media Code of Conduct

Pakistan’s upper house of parliament is taking on board the recommendations made by its Standing Committee on Information, Broadcasting & National Heritage (IBNH), and will seek to implement an electronic media Code of Conduct for its broadcasting sector. The Secretary of the IBNH, Muhammad Azam Khan, told the parliamentary meeting that Pakistan’s Prime Minister, Mohammad Nawaz Sharif had formed a […]

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