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WorldTV arrives in Canada

WorldTV, GlobeCast's multicultural television platform, has taken its first step over the Canadian border, with the launch of its popular international bouquet on the NeuLion IPTV platform. This comes only months after its successful roll out across Europe. The service is initially offering five TV and radio channels.

January 16, 2008

Discovery HD for PCCW

Discovery Networks Asia has confirmed the launch of Discovery HD, the company's international high-definition network, on PCCW's now TV platform in Hong Kong effective January 31. The launch of Discovery HD in Hong Kong extends the service to 15 international markets including South Korea, Japan, Canada, Germany, Austria, Ireland, the UK, Poland, the Netherlands, Denmark, […]

January 16, 2008

Viasat goes HD

Modern Times Group has confirmed that Viasat Broadcasting has launched its HDTV offering on its Nordic Satellite pay-TV platform, including two Viasat-branded premium HDTV channels – TV1000 HD and Viasat Sport HD. The initial line up of Viasat's HDTV channels consists of TV1000 HD and National Geographic Channel HD in Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland […]

January 16, 2008

MTV Adria for sale, CME interested

From Branislav Pekic in Rome US media group CME has emerged as the frontrunner for the acquisition of regional music channel MTV Adria, according to local media reports. CME already owns MTV Romania, as well as commercial broadcasters in Croatia (Nova TV), Slovenia (Pop TV, Kanal A), Romania (Pro TV, Acasa TV, Sport.ro), Slovakia (Markiza, […]

January 16, 2008

Disney promotes Gilby

Disney Channel UK managing director Rob Gilby has been promoted to head the broadcaster’s operations across Asia-Pacific. Gilby takes the new role of senior vice president and managing director for the region for Disney-ABC International Television as part of a restructure.

January 16, 2008

Samsung in bribery probe

Samsung, the world's biggest memory chip maker, has reported a fall in 2007 profit as lower chip prices overshadowed the strong performance of the flat panel display and telecoms businesses. The results were announced as a team of special investigators raided the headquarters of Samsung Group as part of an independent probe into bribery allegations. […]

January 16, 2008

Nuts TV to Sky

Turner Broadcasting System will increase distribution for its men's entertainment channel, Nuts TV, when it is made available on the digital satellite platform with access via the Sky Guide from next week. The channel will extend its hours on the platform with programming starting at 19.00 and running until 03.00 each night.

January 16, 2008

Sky boosts Anytime

Sky is to launch its first TV ad promoting Sky Anytime on-demand service as part of a multimillion-pound campaign for Sky Movies. The TV ad for the Sky Anytime PC service, which uses the tagline “Nobody likes watching the clock”, features the Billie Holiday song Any Old Time. BSkyB has created a series of three […]

January 16, 2008

MultiChoice licenses onHandTV from S3

Silicon & Software Systems (S3) have announced that South African Pay-TV operator MultiChoice has licensed S3's onHandTV Software Development Kit (SDK) for DVB-H to further develop their interactive Mobile Broadcast TV services. S3 is bringing their detailed product expertise and market knowledge to bear in this close collaboration with MultiChoice.

January 16, 2008

Toshiba slashes prices to shore up HD DVD

Toshiba announced an aggressive campaign to bolster its HD DVD movie disc format against Sony-backed Blu-ray technology, cutting prices on players to as low as $149.99. The HD DVD camp suffered a serious blow when Warner Bros. Entertainment said it would stop publishing movies on HD DVD in May, to focus on Blu-ray and regular […]

January 16, 2008