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Ofcom: BSkyB is dominant

Ofcom has said that BSkyB has "market power" over live Premier League football and Hollywood films and has launched a consultation that could force it to make the content available…

BSkyB ITV appeal – they should sell more

In more bad news for BSkyB, the company may have to sell even more of its stake in ITV than it was expecting after the Competition Appeal said an original…

DTH dominates Spanish pay-TV penetration

From David Del Valle in MadridSatellite beats cable and IPTV in the pay-TV distribution in Spain. A report from ONTSI, Spanish telco Observatory reveals that 48.9% of Spanish homes have…

Sky Italia to become leading Italian broadcaster in 2010

From Branislav Pekic in RomeItalian DTH operator Sky Italia will overtake public broadcaster RAI and commercial rival Mediaset by 2010 in terms of market share, according to a new market…

Foxtel adds 40,000 HD subs

At the end of June, Foxtel had 1.5 million direct and wholesale subscribers, and more than 30 per cent of homes in Foxtel areas now subscribe to the service, the…

Foxtel adds 40,000 HD subs

At the end of June, Foxtel had 1.5 million direct and wholesale subscribers, and more than 30 per cent of homes in Foxtel areas now subscribe to the service, the…

Brazil's TVA to launch IPTV, mobile TV services

Brazilian pay-TV operator TVA, in partnership with Spain's Telefónica, is investing BRL 123 million (E52 million) for the launch of an IPTV service via fibre optic cable, which is currently…

France Telecom for Digital Plus?

Speculation is increasingly mounting in Spain about France Telecom’s interest in acquiring Sogecable’s pay-TV unit, Digital Plus. The telco joins names such as Rupert Murdoch, Carlos Slim and Telefónica, among…

Premiere Q2 loss, targets pirates

Meanwhile, Premiere is hoping to convert the thousands of pirate viewers illegally viewing the service into legitimate subscribers through a new campaign. The platform, currently in the final stages of…

Viasat movie channel for Russia, CIS, Baltics