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FCC signs off ‘white space’ super Wi-Fi

FCC signs off ‘white space’ super Wi-Fi

The Federal Communications Commission has removed the final obstacle to the commercial use of the “white spaces” of unused spectrum between broadcast TV channels. “With [the] approval of the first…

Maine out at Solaris Mobile

Maine out at Solaris Mobile

Matt Child is Solaris Mobile’s new CEO replacing Steve Maine who has left “to pursue other professional interests”. Dublin-based Solaris Mobile is the Eutelsat/SES joint-venture set up in 2006 to…

HMV Movies on demand from FilmFlex

HMV Movies on demand from FilmFlex

Entertainment and technology retailer HMV and FilmFlex Movies have announced the launch of an HMV-branded movies-on-demand service. HMV is joining the growing band of businesses offering an online film rental…

Kroes: Copyright system failing

Kroes: Copyright system failing

Neelie Kroes, the EC’s Commissioner for the Digital Agenda, has renewed her criticism of Europe’s copyright regime, suggesting that the artist should be put at the centre of not only…

Logitech drops Google TV

Logitech has pulled the plug on Google TV set-top boxes, saying consumers just aren’t ready for the device which merges television and the Internet. “Google TV or the child of…

Murdoch “respected and trusted” by Sky CEO

Murdoch “respected and trusted” by Sky CEO

After he spent another bruising couple of hours testifying on whether it was incompetence or dishonesty that lead to senior execs at News International not dealing with phone hacking and…

ITV close to Netflix output deal

ITV close to Netflix output deal

ITV is reported to be in advanced discussions with Netflix about an output deal for video streaming service’s UK and Ireland launch. The deal would give Netflix access to ITV’s…

Disney partners YouTube for original content

Disney partners YouTube for original content

Disney Interactive Media and YouTube are to co-invest $10 million to $15 million on original video series. These video shorts will be produced by Disney and distributed on a co-branded…

Virgin Media adds 6000+ subs

Virgin Media adds 6000+ subs

Virgin Media has won back 6,300 cable customers in the third quarter of 2011, partly making up for losses of 36,000 over the summer after students disconnected for the holidays.…

EBU: 3D TV won’t catch on

EBU: 3D TV won’t catch on

3D television will never catch on for regular TV programmes claims Ingrid Deltenre, Director General of the European Broadcasting Union. Speaking to the Swiss press, Deltenre declared: “Members of the…