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Contract win for Avanti

London-based satellite operator Avanti Communications has won a contract with Telkom Kenya. The deal sees Avanti install 1160 ‘Constituency Incubation Hubs’ on behalf of Kenya’s government. The hubs are designed…

Sky and Mediaset in “advanced talks”

Sky and Mediaset in “advanced talks”

Italian newspaper Il Sole 24 Ore is reporting that Sky and Mediaset are in “advanced talks” over the sale of Mediaset’s Premium pay-TV business. The news prompted a flash report…

Premier League piracy crackdown

Three suppliers of pre-loaded IPTV boxes that facilitate mass piracy of Premier League football broadcasts have been ordered to pay a total of £267,000 (€311,230) by the Courts for infringing…

iPlayer: Enhanced connected TV features, record month

BBC iPlayer is about to become more personal for connected TV viewers. People who sign-in to their BBC account on connected TVs will start to benefit from a growing number…

Clementi confirmed as BBC Board Chair

Clementi confirmed as BBC Board Chair

Following Privy Council approval, Sir David Clementi has been appointed as Chair to the new BBC Board for four years from February 16th 2017 to February 15th 2021. In September…

Viacom18 picks BT distribution for Colors

BT Media & Broadcast has announced its association with Viacom18, one of India’s fastest growing entertainment network, to bring its flagship Hindi general entertainment channel, Colors, to Sky subscribers in…

Proton rockets ready to return to work

International Launch Services (ILS) which markets the use of Russia’s Proton rocket system to ‘western’ satellite operators, says it “cautiously” expects to return to normal flight operations by April or…

VTR’s VoD usage doubles

VTR, a subsidiary of Liberty Global and the largest cable operator in Chile, has reported strong growth in the number of customers using its VoD service. Since the enhanced service…

Motorvision TV joins Amazon Channels

Motorvision TV joins Amazon Channels

Motorvision TV’s branded SVoD service is now available on Amazon Channels in the US, thus bringing its automotive content to American motor enthusiasts for the very first time. Amazon Prime…

Quest Red Discovery’s 2nd UK FTA channel

Quest Red Discovery’s 2nd UK FTA channel

Following advanced-television.com’s disclosure that Discovery Communications was to launch a second free-to-air service in the UK, the broadcaster has revealed further details of the channel – Quest Red – set…