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Eircom, RTE talks collapse will hand pay DTT to RTE / Liberty

Eircom ‘s wish to bring in pay-TV are fading as telco’s One Vision consortium apparently reached the end of the line in its crucial negotiations with RTE’s networks division. The…

800,000 US homes ditched pay-TV in 2009

An estimated 800,000 US households stopped their cable, satellite or telco TV subscription services last year, a number that could double to 1.6 million by the end of 2011, according…

Sky chief: Ofcom 'unlawful'

From Colin Mann in Cannes Jeremy Darroch, Chief Executive of BSkyB, delivered a robust defence of the satellite operator's business model and role in content value, as well as a…

Sky Player strikes Humax deal

Sky has confirmed that its Sky Player service is to launch on the UK’s first Freeview HD box as part of an expansion across Humax’s new range of digital boxes.…

Consumers want best of both worlds

Consumers want their Internet TV, according to market research firm In-Stat. Based on In-Stat's new multi-client research, 26 per cent of US consumer respondents report viewing Internet TV more than…

846m pay-TV subs in 2014

Despite a depressed economy, global pay TV markets continue to grow. According to the latest market data from ABI Research, they will expand by a quarter from 2009 to 2014.…

Berlusconi cuts pay-TV ad time – Sky Italia hurts

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's government has approved lower advertising ceilings for pay TV that News Corp's Italian unit says will curtail its growth and that of other networks on…

Zap platform on Eutelast

Eutelsat Communications has signed a major contract with Upstar Comunicações for satellite capacity for the broadcasting of Zap pay-TV platform, expected to launch shortly in Angola. Upstar Comunicações is a…

Dish subs and revenues rise

Dish Network Corp, the number 2 US satellite television operator, posted better-than-expected quarterly revenue as its subscriber base expanded in the face of a weak economy. Fourth-quarter revenue rose 1.4…

Portuguese pay-TV subs top 2.5m

From Branislav Pekic in Rome The number of pay-TV subscribers in Portugal increased 10.6 per cent in the 4Q 2009 to over 2.5 million or 45 per cent of total…