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Virgin and Universal unlimited music and policing deal

Virgin Media and Universal Music have unveiled plans for a digital music service designed to bring about a rapid and permanent change in the way UK consumers buy and listen…

Disney XD UK bound

Disney has confirmed it will replace Jetix with its Disney XD brand in the UK this August. The company has been gradually phasing out Jetix, having taken full control of…

Virgin and Universal unlimited music and policing deal

Virgin Media and Universal Music have unveiled plans for a digital music service designed to bring about a rapid and permanent change in the way UK consumers buy and listen…

CA: $1.4bn in annual Revenue by 2014

In 2008 Conditional Access technologies earned revenue of nearly $1.3 billion worldwide and will continue to grow, adding nearly $105 million more in annual revenue by 2014, according to a…

Illegal downloads lose economy £12bn a year

The cost to the UK economy of unauthorised downloads of digital content including software equates, as a conservative estimate, to £12 billion (E14bn) a year, according to a study into…

Kudelski not interested in selling OpenTV stake

The 'round robin' on the OpenTV non-takeover by its biggest shareholder continues. The Kudelski Group, has commented on Discovery Group's recommendation that OpenTV buys out Kudelski Group's stake in OpenTV:…

UK industry lobbies for pressure on illegal downloads

The lobbying effort is backed by more than 15 organisations from the creative industries and, for the first time, Amicus/Unite and the Trade Union Congress. The coalition urges the government…

Sky wants no protected sports rights

Sky says the “crown jewels” list of sporting events reserved for free-to-air television amounts to a “tax on sport” that subsidises terrestrial broadcasters. In its submission to the government’s review…

C4 puts whole archive on net

C4 is to put its back catalogue online free of charge – giving viewers the chance to watch every episode of its homegrown shows. From July, more than 4,000 hours…

Sweden Pirate Party get Euro MP

Sweden’s Pirate Party, striking a chord with voters who want more free content on the Internet, won a seat in the European Parliament. The Pirate Party captured 7.1 percent of…