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TW announces HBO Go

Ignoring Bob Iger's dismissal of the online subscription model, Time Warner chairman and CEO Jeff Bewkes unveiled HBO Go, a broadband complement to the premium network only for subscribers to…

SK broadband selects Alcatel-Lucent

Korean broadband operator SK broadband has selected Alcatel-Lucent to supply and maintain its IP service routing solution in order to support the company’s IPTV service. Alcatel-Lucent’s IP/MPLS solution will enable…

Oz A$43bn broadband network plan

The Australian Government has revealed plans to set up a majority owned company to build a A$43 billion national high speed broadband network after no single company was willing to…

German cable consolidation blocked?

According to German press reports the federal compeition authorities are set to block any putitive merger of the country's major operators. There has been much specualtion that the major three…

RCom promotes Behl to head

Reliance Communications (RCom) has confirmed the appointment of Sanjay Behl as the company's CEO for DTH and IPTV businesses operating under Big TV brand name. Behl currently serves as RCom…

Dotcoms may bar Phrom

Phorm, the ad targeting company, is facing a major setback, with several of the world’s largest dotcom companies considering boycotting its controversial online advertising technology. Last month Open Rights Group,…

Setanta seeks funds

Irish sports pay broadcaster Setanta has held a fresh round of talks with private equity firms in a bid to raise up to £100 million (E110m) following the pay-television company's…

Canal Plus digital package

French pay TV group Canal Plus has announced a switchover from analogue to digital via an offer available to subscribers immediately. All new subscribers to the group’s analogue service will…

Sky broadcasts UK's first live 3D TV

Sky has successfully broadcast the UK's first live event in 3D TV to a domestic 3D TV set, via its satellite network and existing Sky+HD set-top boxes. The broadcast was…

ART selects CoreTrust

CoreTrust content protection solution CoreCrypt for IPTV will secure major contents for the Satellite Hybrid IP-VOD service that will be launched later this year. ART (Arab Radio and Television Network)…

Virgin buys into gaming company

Virgin Media has bought a 9.9 percent stake in AIM-listed interactive gaming company NetPlay TV as part of a deal that gives NetPlay the rights to produce VMED's Challenge Jackpot…

BBC criticism may leave C4 stranded

An MPs committee has heavily criticized the BBC's commercial arm for damaging independent company's business with an aggressive sales tactics and a low priority on the bottom line. It was…

China clamps down on Web video

The Chinese government has ordered a crackdown on online video and audio content which could result in a tightening of internet censorship and limit the broadcasting of western films and…

FLO TV drives momentum for live mobile TV

FLO TV Incorporated, provider of the award-winning FLO TV live mobile TV service and a wholly owned subsidiary of Qualcomm, has announced the expansion of its service in 19 markets…

Comcast: OTT is our friend

Comcast chairman and CEO Brian Roberts told NCTA in Washington that cable programming online could be a boon for distributors who are smart enough to figure out how to monetize…