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Connected demand in Europe

According to research from Cisco, broadband users in Western Europe may be even more interested in living 'The Connected Life' than US consumers, and many are willing to pay for the value a service like this can provide. Ninety-per cent of European broadband users expressed an interest in a connected life service – anytime, anywhere […]

December 14, 2007

Healthy profits for ITV’s digital channels

ITV’s digital channels are on course to make more than £200 million (E289m) this year, the commercial broadcaster has revealed Network advertising revenues at the channels – ITV2, ITV3, ITV4, children’s channel CITV and Men & Motors – is expected to be up 32 per cent year-on-year to £209 million. Growth at ITV’s digital services […]

December 14, 2007

Nielsen ratings for HBO On Demand

HBO is to become the first broadcaster to receive ratings for its on-demand offerings, in a deal with The Nielsen Company for measurement of the usage of its SVOD services. Nielsen will measure usage of HBO On Demand and Cinemax On Demand via its National People Meter VOD Audience Measurement service, providing data on the […]

December 14, 2007

Tiscali targets 200,000 subscribers

Internet service provider Tiscali will launch an advertising campaign in January in a major push to reach 200,000 customers using its broadband-based television service in Britain by the end of 2008. Mary Turner, chief executive of Tiscali’s UK division told Reuters that the group was signing 250 new registrations for the TV offering a day […]

December 14, 2007

MGM VOD agreement with Orange 24/24 Video

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios (MGM) has signed a multiyear agreement with France Telecom’s Orange and its '24/24 Vide'” service, providing the studio’s latest feature film releases and classic movies from the MGM library to Orange’s customers via Video-on-Demand. According to the terms of the agreement, MGM’s films will be offered to Orange customers in France, Spain, Poland […]

December 13, 2007

Tiscali launches IPTV service in Italy

From Branislav Pekic in Rome Tiscali has launched its IPTV service in Rome, Milan and Cagliari, which will be progressively extended to another five cities (Turin, Florence, Naples, Catania and Bologna) by March 2008. According to Tiscali Italia CEO, Mario Mariani, the goal is to attain an 11 per cent penetration rate among total ADSL […]

December 13, 2007

Media Prima launches 3G service

Media Prima Bhd has launched Malaysia's first third generation (3G) mobile television service. The new video service includes the radio portal service, which allows users to access a real-time view of the HotFM radio studio with the DJ in action and interviews with celebrities.

December 13, 2007

AT&T likes DISH

It appears AT&T will utilise DISH Network as its sole satellite TV platform. AT&T confirmed it would market and sell EchoStar’s DISH Network as its exclusive satellite TV service until the deal between the companies expires in late 2008. The telco will stop selling DirecTV in the first quarter. While DISH will remain an AT&T […]

December 13, 2007

Turner uses Mistral

Turner Broadcasting has signed to use Chello Interactive's Mistral solution for enhanced TV (eTV) services in Europe. Turner Broadcasting will use the solution to design, publish and manage eTV services for its kids' channels Cartoon Network, Cartoon Network Too and Boomerang on BSkyB in the UK, and Cartoon Network and Boomerang on UPC in Holland. […]

December 13, 2007

YouTube expands ad programme

YouTube is to expand its pilot advertising programme to a select number of amateurs, giving more users a shot to make money from their homemade videos. The site will accept applications from amateurs to become part of its programme that splices ads into online videos. The video makers will share in the resulting revenue. Until […]

December 13, 2007