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C4 replay relaunched

Channel 4 is relaunching its online catch-up service in March as part of a renewed focus on its own digital services following the demise of planned VoD venture Kangaroo. Following…

Gloomy outlook for TF1

French broadcaster TF1 has spooked investors with a gloomy outlook as the economy worsens and it slashed its dividend, sending shares in the country's leading commercial broadcaster down by as…

Mobile entertainment confident in face of downturn

From Colin Mann in London The Mobile Entertainment Forum (MEF), the global trade association of the mobile entertainment industry has revealed findings from its first quarterly Business Confidence Index (BCI)…

Viaccess and RRD mobile TV solution

Viaccess and RRD, the DVB-H service integrator, have announced an end-to-end mobile TV security solution, based on the OMA BCAST SmartCard Profile standard. The joint offering ensures full interoperability between…

SportFive wins Olympics

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has announced its agreement with SportFive for the Olympic broadcast rights for the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, and the Games of the…

ITV sells JFMG to Arqiva

ITV is continuing to sell off non-core assets, striking a deal to offload a 70% stake in spectrum management company JFMG to transmission outfit Arqiva for £1m (E1.13m) in cash.…

Nagravision and Solaris S-Band solution

Nagravision and Solaris Mobile, a joint venture of Eutelsat and SES Astra, are joining forces in the development of a harmonised ecosystem to optimise the delivery of mobile TV and…

Antenova brings DTV to mobile devices

Antenova, the integrated antenna and RF solutions company, has unveiled its tuneable mobile TV antenna and reference design for the reception of digital mobile TV in small form factor devices…

Ensequence awarded US patent

Ensequence, the interactive television company, has received a US patent for its configurable template interface. With this technology, Ensequence continues to drive the interactive TV industry forward by providing customisable…

28m+ Germans watch online video

comScore, specialist in measuring the digital world, has released data from the comScore Video Metrix service, indicating that 28.5 million German Internet users viewed a video online in December 2008,…

TW Cable shuffles management

Time Warner Cable shifted some key management positions in anticipation of its planned split with parent Time Warner Inc., naming CEO Glenn Britt to the additional position of chairman. The…

Pirate Bay case begins

The founders of a website which carries links to unauthorised copies of music, films and TV programmes go on trial in Sweden this week on charges of copyright theft. The…

RAI drops encryption on Sky Italia

From Branislav Pekic in Rome Italian public broadcaster RAI has cancelled its deal with DTH operator Sky Italia for the use of the NDS encryption standard, six months before its…

AirPlus TV to launch Italian pay-TV service

From Branislav Pekic in Rome Swedish AirplusTV Group is launching its digital terrestrial pay-TV platform in Italy in March. Dahlia TV will take the place of La7 Cartapiù, as a…

Hulu cuts content from TV.com

Online US TV platform Hulu, the NBC Universal and News Corp joint venture, has removed its content from CBS-owned rival TV.com. The move follows the relaunch of TV.com last month…