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Ofcom relaxes ad rules

Following a consultation on the UK implementation of Brussels’ new Audio Visual Media Services (AVMS) Directive, Ofcom is changing its code on the rules for the distribution of TV advertising. Ofcom has ditched the 20-minute interval rule and the new code will also allow for one advertising break for every 30 minutes of a film, […]

July 25, 2008

Rambler to be Russian Hulu

Programming comes from Russia's Star Media, TV Scope, TNT, NTV and CTV. “By the middle of 2009, it will contain approximately 2,000 hours, all premium TV series as well as full-length Russian feature films and TV movies,” Rambler says. “The television channels rarely hold non-linear rights so we are dealing directly and only with the […]

July 25, 2008

FCC urged to reject MPAA exemption

But the groups said the waiver _will give the largest motion picture production companies veto power over the connections which are used to connect set-top boxes, receivers, high definition televisions, home theatre systems, digital video recorders and other consumer electronics devices, the groups said in their comments. This veto power will give media companies leverage […]

July 25, 2008

Electronic giants develop WHDI

A key ingredient of WHDI technology is a revolutionary video-modem that operates in the 5GHz unlicensed band to enable robust wireless delivery of uncompressed HD video (including 1080p). The objective of the group is to enhance the current WHDI technology to enable wireless streaming of uncompressed HD video and audio between CE devices such as […]

July 25, 2008

Satellite operators call for EU to guarantee services

Satellite communications play a key role in achieving Europe’s objectives. As the Chairman of ESOA and CEO of Eutelsat, Giuliano Berretta, explained, satellites are “an integral and indispensable part of everyday life whether we talk about TV or emergency communication, connectivity in villages, mountains, islands, in-flight and at sea”. The European Parliament is now debating […]

July 25, 2008

XM Satellite subs rise

XM Satellite Radio had added 322,000 new net subscribers in the second quarter and now has about 9.7 million. The total represents a 17 per In a preliminary report, the company said gross additions for the quarter included a record 857,000 gross new subscriptions for radios in automobiles. It marked 224,000 retail additions. XM forecast […]

July 24, 2008

FCC urged to reject MPAA exemption

Seven public-interest and consumer groups have called on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to turn down Hollywood_s request to take control of consumers' TV sets But the groups said the waiver _will give the largest motion picture production companies veto power over the connections which are used to connect set-top boxes, receivers, high definition televisions, […]

July 24, 2008

Cable can compete

A period of consolidation in the industry has been followed by heavy investment from private equity groups meaning they can compete with telcos and other The researcher finds that Europe’s cable operators have been focusing on triple-play services – with telephony rolling out at a rapid rate. Spain and the UK lead in triple play, […]

July 24, 2008