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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…

Setanta on brink

The board of UK and Ireland football broadcaster Setanta is meeting this week to assess whether it has any options other than placing the business in administration. Last week the…

Kudelski view on OpenTV bid

Kudelski Group has been talking about its bid for the share in Open TV it doesn't already own which Open rejected as inadequate. “Based on Kudelski’s discussions with [OpenTV’s] Special…

French Open final in 3D

With the backing of the French Tennis Federation, Orange and France Télévisions, the Tournament's official partners, will be offering the French Open men’s final live and in 3D on cinema…

Setanta considers wholesale switch

Pay TV broadcaster Setanta, currently losing an estimated £100 million (E115m) a year, is considering a radical switch of its business model that would mean ditching its subscribers in order…

OpenTV rejects Kudelski buyout

OpenTV’s board of directors has rejected the bid by Kudelski SA to acquire it as “inadequate.” Kudelski, which owns a 26.7 per cent stake and holds 74.7 per cent of…

Illegal downloads £120bn says report

Illegal downloading levels have hit record levels and are costing the UK economy and media owners £120 billion (E137bn) a year, according to a government advisor group. Its research apparently…

Sky's trump bid on Virgin channels

Sky has reportedly tabled a £160m (E183m) bid to buy Virgin Media’s seven digital TV channels – this is said to be 60% more than any offer made by rival…

ITV might handover first run rights

To cut costs ITV is considering a radical plan that could see it share hit dinosaur drama Primeval with a rival broadcaster to spread the cost of the effects-heavy series.The…