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HBO into Spain with Vodafone TV

HBO into Spain with Vodafone TV

Vodafone Spain and HBO have reached a deal for the launch in Spain of its streaming VoD service. Branded HBO España, the service aims to be available before the end…

SES launches UHD-HDR demo channel

SES launches UHD-HDR demo channel

SES is demonstrating a 24/7 Ultra HD test channel comprising all-High Dynamic Range (HDR) programming. SES says that together with its industry partners the demo channel showcases ‘next generation’ UHD…

EC Digital Single Market: Industry reaction

A number of broadcast industry trade bodies and observers have commented on the European Commission’s Digital Single Market proposals. Cable Europe welcomed the proposal to amend the Audiovisual Media Services…

Portugal names FTA sport events

Portugal names FTA sport events

The Portuguese government has released a list of sporting events of public interest that must be transmitted live on free-to-air TV. The so-called “listed events” includes one match per week…

Massive threat to satellites over India

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is looking at a new proposal which would require all DTH broadcasters to use one ISRO-built satellite. If carried out, the move would eliminate non-Indian…

Netflix app on Humax PVRs

Humax, a UK provider of digital set-top boxes, has added Netflix to its range of FVP-4000T Freeview Play HD devices. Graham North, commercial director at Humax, said, “With the ever-increasing…

Ad regulation focuses on online

Figures published as part of the Committee of Advertising Practice’s (CAP’s) annual report show the changing landscape of advertising regulation continues to be dominated by online ads, with the number of…

EBU steps up Eutelsat capacity

The European Broadcasting Union (EBU), a distributor of sports and news content for global broadcast and media platforms, and Eutelsat Communications have announced the signing of capacity contracts on four…

US OTT market: First sign of saturation

The first sign that the US video streaming market is approaching saturation is revealed in a forecast from research and consulting firm, Strategy Analytics, which shows the growth rate slowing…

New EC rules: Quotas for Netflix, Prime

New EC rules: Quotas for Netflix, Prime

The European Commission has proposed an update of EU audiovisual rules to create a fairer environment for all players, promote European films, protect children and tackle hate speech better, as…