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IDC STAR Pro Audio Solution selected for European radio network upgrade

International Datacasting Corporation (IDC), a technology provider for broadcasters, is pleased to announce that leading Portuguese broadcaster Rádio Comercial has selected IDC’s STAR Pro Audio Solution to deliver hit music and programming to millions of listeners across Portugal. “The selection of the IDC STAR Pro Audio Solution guaranteed Rádio Comercial a smooth transition from our existing network to the latest […]

Spain: Smart TV take-up boosts pay-TV content

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The expansion of Smart TVs is driving the increase in the consumption of pay-TV content amongst Spaniards. This is one of the main conclusions from a report by Samsung and The Cocktail Analysis which reveals that in families with children the consumption of VoD and OTT services through their Smart TVs is significantly growing in a country traditionally unwilling to […]

Arqiva to build Freeview connected TV service

Digital UK has confirmed the signing of major contracts to build and test a new Freeview-branded connected TV service. Following a competitive selection process, Arqiva has been awarded the contract to provide the metadata system at the heart of the new service. It will enable viewers to move seamlessly between live programmes and on-demand shows using Freeview’s new ‘backwards EPG’. […]

Argentina forbids telcos any DTH action


Argentina has amended its proposed Digital Law. The result, if approved and passed into law, will forbid telephone companies to enter into DTH satellite entertainment broadcasts. The new rule means that the local telco giants such as Telefónica, Claro and others, many of which are active in broadcasting DTH platforms in neighbouring Latin American countries, will not be permitted to […]

Pakistan clamps down on illegal channels – again

Not for the first time, Pakistan’s Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has directed the nation’s cable operators to cease and desist from carrying non-licensed channels. PEMRA says it has received “several complaints” over the number of illegal and unauthorised channels being carried into viewers’ homes. The regulator says it will penalise MSO and local cable operators if they continue carrying unlicensed […]

Globecast, MEASAT distribute HGTV across Asia

MEASAT Satellite Systems has announced an agreement with Globecast to distribute top US Network, HGTV, on MEASAT-3. HGTV, which is wholly owned by Scripps Networks Interactive. On December 4th, HGTV will première with a robust line up of programmes about property, hybrid construction, design and extreme spaces. Under the terms of the agreement, HGTV will be carried in HD by […]

All-in-One quadplay from KD, Vodafone


The first fruits of mobile operator Vodafone’s €10.7 billion takeover of German triple-play cableco Kabel Deutschland in 2103 are beginning to emerge with the launch of Vodafone All-in-One, a quadplay package which Kabel Deutschland says brings together the best products of both worlds – mobile from Vodafone Germany and cable Internet, phone and TV for the home from Kabel Deutschland. […]

Local nets contest Spain’s DTT plan

A network of small local TV stations (the so-called ‘Community Networks’) has appealed to the Supreme Court against the Government-imposed new DTT plan calling for its halt. According to ReMC (Red de Medios Comunitarios, Network of Community Media), the new DTT plan is discriminatory as it has omitted the services from the allocation of DTT frequencies. The new DTT plan […]

Naspers’ pay-TV revenue up 18%

According to the group’s half year results, Naspers reported an increase in headline earnings to 4.4 billion rand in 2014 comparable to 3.6 billion rand for six months ending 30 September 2013. The global platform operator saw its pay-TV segment revenues surging by 18 per cent to 20.2 billion rand year on year. “Trading profit of five billion rand increased […]

SES delivers TurkShow

SES has announced that TurkShow, a Germany-based TV channel, is broadcasting across Western Europe via Astra at the 19.2 degrees East orbital position. The TV channel, which delivers films, series, and lifestyle programmes that reflect the Turkish culture, aims to cater to the 6.5 million Turkish people living in Europe. The FTA channel consists of mainly Turkish-language programmes and some […]

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