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Simply Sports channels

Online video group Simply Media is diversifying into male-oriented programming, having acquiring a majority stake in online golf channel GolfBug.tv for an undisclosed sum. The group has announced plans to launch a suite of sports channels branded Simply Sports.

August 27, 2007

Anevia and Teleste partner for IP

French designer of the Flamingo DVB-to-IP Gateways and the Toucan VOD/nPVR servers and Teleste, the Finnish-based broadband networks equipments provider, announced a partnership agreement on DVB-to-IP gateways and VOD servers. Teleste will use Anevia_s technology to complete its End-to-end Digital TV solutions. “The Anevia technology further completes our offering in integrated IP headends and supports […]

August 27, 2007

Scopus for Max TV

The Romanian MSO Digital Cable System (DCS) has selected Scopus' digital broadcast platform for its DTH service Max TV. Scopus will deploy a fourth transponder system in DCS' Bucharest headends. DCS groups together around 40 cable companies and launched Max TV, one of five DTH platforms serving the Romanian market, in July 2005.

August 27, 2007

Altech for Showtime

With the launch of the Show On Demand service Showtime customers with will be among the first in the world to access a video on demand service via satellite, with the Showbox (DSR3000 digital video recorder) developed and manufactured by Altech UEC. The complete Show On Demand application, head-end utility and network integration services were […]

August 27, 2007

BSkyB extends deadline for Amstrad

Sky said its £125 million (E181m) offer would now close on 4 September, after revealing it had received acceptances for almost 86 per cent of Amstrad’s stock. UK competition watchdogs are now scrutinising the deal to see whether competition in the TV technology market will be affected. The two already have close links, with Amstrad […]

August 26, 2007

Alcatel Lucent loses top execs

The turbulent 10-months at Alcatel Lucent has claimed two senior victims. Mike Quigley, the Australian once tipped to be chief executive of the French group, and Frank D'Amelio, the former Lucent executive who was put in charge of integrating the two companies, had both resigned, the company said. D'Amelio is leaving to become chief financial […]

August 26, 2007

Spanish soccer war hots up

From David Del Valle in Madrid The dispute between Sogecable, owner of Cuatro and Digital Plus, and Mediapro, shareholder in TV channel La Sexta, over football TV rights has intensified following the decision of Audiovisual Sport, the Sogecable-controlled company that manages the football rights to suspend providing football broadcasts to Mediapro over nonpayment of fees […]

August 26, 2007

FCC still backs a la carte

Federal Communications Commission chairman Kevin Martin isn't backing down stand for la carte, saying he believed it could benefit, not reduce, diversity. But he did apologised for upsetting civil-rights groups who complained about comments he made last week Nonethelss he said claims that interest groups weren't independent came from a Center for Public Integrity study. […]

August 26, 2007

Macquarie after C&M

A consortium including Macquarie Bank's South Korean private equity arm and MBK Partners is set to acquire a 30 per cent stake in the country's second biggest cable TV group and targeting the remaining shares. Macquarie Korea Fund has signed a preliminary deal to purchase the stake from Goldman Sachs for about $650m (E479m), and […]

August 26, 2007

IBM in second life

IBM sales representatives in Singapore, Malaysia and Australia will from Thursday staff the company’s virtual Business Centre in Second Life an online world where millions of participants create alter egos called avatars, buy property and interact with one another. The real reason why we’re doing this is because we do feel the beginning of a […]

August 26, 2007