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Ramadan sees new channels for Mid-East

The start of the Islamic special month of Ramadan has seen a clutch of new channels launched. Some are wholly secular and look to target in on the month when…

Yet another Arabic news channel promised

The Middle East has around 30 all-news channels, with plenty more in the offing, including BSkyB’s upcoming Arabic-language service launching early next year. To that number must now be added…

Sky: Content investment faces challenges

There are challenges ahead in sustaining content investment across the UK broadcast industry, according to Mike Darcey, Chief Operating Officer, BSkyB, who expressed fears that there are no guarantees that…

Murdoch in China movie piracy warning

Rupert Murdoch has warned that China will encourage piracy and limit opportunities for its own movie market if it does not open up to foreign films. Delivering a speech on…

Video revenue vital for film, TV production

New films and high quality TV dramas are becoming increasingly reliant on projected video entertainment sales revenue in order to be green-lighted for production, according to an independent survey conducted…

Sky’s boost for Britain’s creative industries

Sky has announced plans to significantly increase its support for Britain’s creative industries as it continues to broaden the range of programmes enjoyed by customers. Speaking at an event organised…

euronews’ new dimension

euronews’ new dimension

International news channel euronews has unveiled a range of developments which it claims will take the channel to a new dimension. As 2011 gets under way, the service is switching…

F1 HD confirmed

F1 HD confirmed

Formula 1’s move to HD television coverage in 2011 has been officially confirmed by Formula One Management (FOM). All TV channels that have rights to the sport will receive an…

Eisner makes web TV for AOL

Eisner makes web TV for AOL

Michael D. Eisner‘s Web studio, Vuguru, will produce half a dozen scripted Web video series for AOL.  “We feel like we are building the future of great high-quality video content,”…

BBC: more hypertext and more money

BBC: more hypertext and more money

The BBC is to invest more in R&D for online TV and is appointing specialist in Internet standards to work with Future Media & Technology. The BBC says the move…