Advanced Television


Agama for Reggefiber

Agama Technologies, the quality assurance expert, has confirmed that Reggefiber, a major FTTH player in the Netherlands, has deployed the Agama DTV Monitoring Solution for its TV company ‘Glashart Media’ to ensure high TV service quality delivery across their nationwide optical fibre network. The Agama solution deployed covers Agama Analysers for service quality monitoring in […]

November 23, 2010

A&E Networks appoints Higgins

AETN International, a division of A&E Television Networks, has confirmed the appointment of Liz Higgins as Director, Strategy & Business Development, Europe. Higgins will be responsible for formulating AETN’s growth strategy and investment activities for Europe across business lines including channels and digital distribution. Higgins joins AETN from British Sky Broadcasting (BSkyB) where she has […]

November 23, 2010

Gol TV cuts off 10,000 venues

Spain’s first pay DTT channel Gol TV is launching a full-frontal assault on TV piracy with its decision to cut its TV signal in almost 10,000 public places (most of them, bars, restaurants, hotels) where its broadcasts are allegedly being hacked. Mediapro, owner of Gol TV, has reported the case to the police and urged […]

November 23, 2010From David Del Valle in Madrid

Sky bid a sin? Church objects to takeover…

The Church of England has joined calles for News Corp’s proposal to take full control of satellite broadcaster BSkyB to be stopped. In its submission to Ofcom, the Church said that a takeover might lead to a harmful concentration of media power. News Corp would dominate UK television and newspapers it said. The Church’s spokesman […]

November 22, 2010

Google’s TV Ads for FiOS TV

US network Verizon has become the latest partner for Google’s TV Ads platform, carrying the adverts on its pay-TV service FiOS TV.  Allowing time for technical bedding and planning, Verizon is expected to start delivering Google TV Ads on FiOS TV in early 2011. Having lost NBC Universal as a partner in recent weeks, the […]

November 22, 2010

Netflix: “We’re a streaming company now”

Netflix said it will immediately offer its first unlimited streaming-only subscription plan in the US for $7.99 a month, and raise prices of its popular unlimited streaming and unlimited DVD plan by a dollar to $9.99 a month. “We are now primarily a streaming video company delivering a wide selection of TV shows and films […]

November 22, 2010

UPC to purchase Fibernet stake

UPC Hungary, part of Liberty Global, is set to purchase a third of the cable television network of Fibernet Kommunikációs. The transaction could be completed in the first quarter of 2011 after receiving the approval of the competition office GVH. Fibernet provides cable television, broadband, Internet and telephone services to over 150,000 households. The purchase […]

November 22, 2010

2011 road map for MCV mobile TV

Mobile Content Venture (MCV), a joint venture of 12 major US broadcasters, has unveiled details of a commitment to upgrade TV stations in 20 DMAs in order to deliver live video to portable devices.  By late 2011, the venture will deliver mobile video service in markets representing more than 40 per cent of the US […]

November 22, 2010

US viewers log 143 hours a month, DVR up

Nielsen’s latest State of the Media: TV Usage Trends report revealed that television viewing in the US remains at a high, yet the emergence of the DVR as a widely distributed device has changed consumption habits in many homes. In the second quarter of 2010, the average person clocked more than 143 hours of television […]

November 22, 2010

TV Everywhere invests in KLipcorp

TV technology development and investment company TV Everywhere has announced an investment in KLipcorp, a company specialising in IP protection in the digital age. KLipcorp assist clients such as leading sports governing bodies, cinema and TV rights owners in monitoring and policing digital piracy. The company has already worked for the Football Association, IMG and […]

November 22, 2010