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Deezer brings music to Horizon

Deezer, the digital music streaming service, has announced a deal with telco UPC Ireland which will see the popular music app available in Ireland on the Horizon App browser. The Apps on the Horizon TV HD+ box turn any TV into a Smart TV, and include 49 Apps from providers such as Youtube, Facebook and Twitter all of which are […]

RR Media to deliver Arsenal programming

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RR Media, a provider of global digital media services to the broadcast industry, has been chosen as a delivery partner for Premier League football club Arsenal’s International Programming Block. The distribution of the weekly Arsenal Media programming block from the London based football club, will consist of two magazine shows plus the matches Arsenal plays during that week. The three-year […]

Canis partners with Ireland West Music TV

Canis Television & Media, the UK broadcast management company, has announced a partnership deal with Ireland West Music TV. The agreement means Ireland West Music TV will now broadcast on the relaunched Bonanza Bonanza Channel, Sky 266 and Freesat 157 from October 13th. Programmes from Monday to Thursday nights at 10pm will feature Irish and American country music, giving a  […]

Freeview ‘Tears and Laughter’ ad campaign

Freeview this week launches a new advertising campaign to promote the wealth of programming available to Freeview viewers this autumn. The campaign, called ‘Freeview Presents’ centres on two emotionally charged TV adverts, Tears and Laughter, which showcase talent laughing and crying in TV moments from some of the most-watched comedy and drama series. Owen Jenkinson, Freeview’s Head of Marketing, said: […]

Spain: Pay-TV up 1.1%

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The Spanish pay-TV market grew by 1.1 per cent to a total of 3,969,823 customers in the second quarter of the year, with Movistar TV with a growth of 31 per cent, as its main driving force. In comparison with the same period last year, the sector registered an additional

Network upgrades improve ISP, TV performance and reliability

The number of performance quality, reliability and connection speed problems has declined from last year as TV and Internet service providers (ISP) continue to upgrade their networks to newer technology and faster connection speeds, according to the three US wireline studies released today: the J.D. Power 2014 US Residential Television Service Provider Satisfaction Study; the J.D. Power 2014 US Residential […]

MTG warns over Russia’s new media rules

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Modern Times Group issued a formal notice that its subsidiary business in Russia, CTC Media, could fall foul of Russia’s proposed new media law which passed its first reading in Russia’s parliament on September 23rd. The new rules propose limited foreign ownership of media within Russia to 20 per cent. MTG owns 38 per cent of CTC Media, and MTG […]

Digital radio sales plummet

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Digital radio sales have hit a six-year low according to Ofcom, with a period of consecutive growth in digital’s share of listening coming to a halt. Despite a cross-industry marketing campaign,1.7 million digital audio broadcasting (DAB) sets were sold in the year to the end of June this year, down 9.1 per cent on the previous 12 months and the […]

Emma Scott to leave Freesat

Emma Scott – initially involved as project Launch Director at the BBC – has decided to stand down from her post as Managing Director of UK digital free-to-air platform Freesat. Scott has overseen the growth of Freesat from its inception becoming MD in 2007. Bal Samra, Chairman of Freesat, said: “Emma has been an outstanding Managing Director, translating an idea […]

Spain: 2nd digital dividend in the 700 MHz band

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As Spain gets ready to retune its DTT aerials with broadcasters freeing up the 800 MHz band for 4G services, the State Secretary of Telecommunications, Victor Calvo-Sotelo, has announced in Parliament that a new digital dividend will take place in the 700 Mhz band. “This second process will be easier because that range (of frequencies) are not being used with […]

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