Advanced Television


Liberty reshapes European management

The retirement of Gene Musselman as European President & COO sees Liberty Global reshape its management for Europe. Musselman’s place will be taken by current UPC Netherlands managing director Diederik Karsten in the new role of MD European Broadband. Musselman will continue to serve as CEO of Liberty’s German MSO Unitymedia and will be a […]

September 30, 2010

BBC: YouView likely to drive broadband prices up

The BBC’s director-general Mark Thompson has admitted that widespread uptake of internet TV will probably result in a hike in broadband prices in the UK. He told the RTS that when services such as YouView and Apple TV arrive on the scene, it won’t be long before there is considerable consumer demand for Internet TV. […]

September 29, 2010

RTL: C4 subsidies pushed us to sell Five

The chief executive of RTL, the European broadcaster that sold Five to Richard Desmond, has told the RTS he was put off investing in the channel by the prospect of Channel 4 being “rescued.” Gerhard Zeiler said: “Imagine Five being successful and passing C4 in market share and advertising revenues – it could be that […]

September 29, 2010

Kabel Deutschland uprated again

Investment bank Morgan Stanley has given a further impressive uplift to its target share price for German Kabel Deutschland. In a note to clients Morgan Stanley increases its price target from E31 to a hefty E36. Yesterday’s actual price was E28, but over the past year it has been as low as E19.89. There’s more […]

September 29, 2010By Chris Forrester

Research: Mobile video taking off in Europe

comScore, a specialist in measuring the digital world, has released data from its comScore MobiLens service showing that the number of people viewing video on mobile devices has increased 66 per cent in the past year to 12.1 million mobile consumers across the EU5 countries (UK, France, Germany, Spain and Italy). The UK and Italy […]

September 29, 2010

Disney, CBS, Fox sue Ivi

Walt Disney’s ABC, CBS and other broadcasters have sued Ivi, an online subscription service, for streaming television programmes over the Web without authorisation. The companies, also including Fox, NBC and the Public Broadcasting Service, have accused Ivi and its founder Todd Weaver of copyright infringement in a federal court complaint in New York. Ivi, based […]

September 29, 2010

Research: ‘Event TV’ drives social nets

With the rise of ‘event TV’ such as X Factor, Strictly Come Dancing and sporting events, more and more Brits are using social networks and instant messaging to chat to friends as the events unfold. Research from Intel has found that almost half of (45 per cent) Brits have admitted to using sites such as […]

September 29, 2010

Universal launches interactive websites

Universal Networks International (UNI) has launched its new web-video digital platform that will power interactive websites for its five core channel brands online: Syfy Universal, Diva Universal, Studio Universal, Universal Channel and 13th Street Universal. The launch of these localised websites – now available in 14 languages and across 16 countries – is the latest […]

September 29, 2010

Travel Channel HD

Travel Channel has confirmed the launch of Travel Channel HD. From 15th November 2010, Travel Channel HD will be available to European platforms on Astra’s 23.5°E satellite. The Czech Republic’s DTH platform Skylink will be the first to offer Travel Channel HD as part of their HD Plus package.

September 29, 2010

TiVo, Roku offer Hulu Plus

TiVo and streaming player Roku have both announced content partnerships with Hulu Plus, the new subscription model online TV service. Both will make a Hulu Plus channel available to subscribers in the coming months for a $9.99 subscription fee. “We’re thrilled to be able to provide Hulu Plus subscribers with the most inexpensive device to […]

September 29, 2010