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Hulu: Revenue will double this year

Hulu should more than double revenue this year to $240 million, its chief executive Jason Kilar has said, as rumours of an IPO grow. Kilar said Hulu delivered videos to 30 million viewers in the past month and has more than 235 content partners. Launched three years ago, Hulu is now the second-largest Web video […]

November 11, 2010

BT, Talk Talk win judicial review of Digital Economy Act

BT and TalkTalk have won a judicial review of the Digital Economy Act that paved the way for content owners to police online piracy via ISPs – the so-called ‘3 strikes’ solution. BT and TalkTalk, two of the UK’s biggest ISPs, mounted their legal challenge to the Digital Economy Act in July, warning that it […]

November 10, 2010

Digital + slows subs loss

Reporting as a unit of media conglomerate Prisa for the first time, pay-TV operator Digital + played up the success of its PVR proposition, the increase in ARPU and a slowing loss of subscribers. In September, Digital + had 1,772,677 subs, down 73,100 in the nine month period reported compared with a loss of 135,600 […]

November 9, 2010

Kroes: EU copyright rules need major overhaul

European copyright rules are out of date and require a major overhaul, European Union Commissioner for the Digital Agenda Neelie Kroes told the Forum d’Avignon. According to Kroes, those who will prosper in the digital age are those who understand that convergence is one of the keys. “The convergence of media provides an incredible opportunity […]

November 5, 2010

Google: ‘Broadcasters don’t get online TV’

Demands by broadcasters to be paid for allowing their online video to be seen through Google’s new TV platform represents a “misunderstanding” of  online TV, a Google executive has said. US networks ABC, NBC and CBS have all blocked full online episodes of their shows from being accessed through Google TV’s Web browser since the […]

November 3, 2010

Spain completes national DTT line up

The launch of the latest two La Sexta’s channels, La Sexta 3 and La Sexta HD, has completed the picture for nationwide DTT channels across Spain: 33 DTT channels -30 FTA and 3 pay TV- are now available across the country. Over the last few months, DTT channels like Nitro, Boing, La 10 or MTV […]

November 2, 2010From David Del Valle in Madrid

Eutelsat loses W3B craft

Despite having declared the launch of its W3B satellite “a success”, satellite operator Eutelsat Communications has subsequently confirmed the loss of the W3B satellite following an anomaly which was detected on the satellite’s propulsion subsystem after its launch by an Ariane 5 rocket. W3B was scheduled to be located at 16° East to replace Eutelsat’s […]

October 29, 2010By Colin Mann

RTVE ad ban transforms private TV

Spain’s largest private TV channels, Antena 3 TV and Mediaset’s Tele 5, have profited from the elimination of TV advertising on public broadcaster RTVE, since January. Both broadcasters made profits to September with Antena 3 increasing its profit by 261 per cent to E79.1 million and Tele 5’s net profit is up by 54.4 per […]

October 28, 2010From David Del Valle in Madrid