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ITV to bid for 5?

Weekend press speculation has it that Adam Crozier, newly installed CEO at ITV, could be contemplating a bid for Channel 5. Gerhard Zeiler, chief executive of Five’s parent company, RTL, said a few weeks ago: “To take part in the consolidation, as I’m 100% sure Five will, is a valuable asset. So it is the […]

April 27, 2010

Fox appoints Ytreland MD Nordic

Fox International Channels (FIC) Europe has hired Ã…se Ytreland as the new MD for Nordic and Baltic regions. Ytreland will be based in the FIC Nordic's local offices in Copenhagen and Oslo and report directly to Jesús Perezagua, FIC Europe president. Over the last two years, she has been partly based in London as EMEA […]

April 27, 2010

McCann leads Nickelodeon

Nickelodeon UK has appointed Turner Broadcasting's chief content officer to head its UK operation. Tina McCann becomes the new senior vice president and chief content officer for Nickelodeon UK replacing Howard Litton who left in January. She has previously been acting chief content officer for Turner's children's entertainment brands in EMEA, including Cartoon Network, Boomerang […]

April 27, 2010

Virgin Mobile France, TDF to launch DVB-H next year

Virgin Mobile France and broadcast services provider TDF plan to launch DVB-H mobile TV services in the second half of 2011. The groups revealed that they had signed a deal on the CSA approved plan allowing Omer Telecom, the parent company of Virgin Mobile France, Tele2 Mobile France, Breizh Mobile and Casino Mobile, to be […]

April 26, 2010

Netflix stock passes $100

Netflix’s stock rocketed past $100 a share – a doubling in three months – after the company reported another phenomenal quarter. The online movie rental company logged a 44 per cent surge in first-quarter profit on a 25 per cent jump in revenue. Even more impressive, the company gained a net 1.7 million subscribers in […]

April 26, 2010

SES cuts 2010 growth guidance, shuffles transponders

SES, the world’s second-largest satellite operator, cut its forecast for 2010 revenue and core profit growth after weaker-than-expected first-quarter results. SES, which sells transmission capacity to the likes of BSkyB, Canal Plus, Premiere and NBC, said the delay of a satellite launch and the reduction in revenue from another satellite meant it had to cut […]

April 26, 2010

FCC wants OTT interface

It has been revealed that at an FCC meeting last week Chairman Julius Genachowski’s called for a new video interface to replace the CableCARD policy. Genachowski envisions “a small adapter on the customer’s premises that would present a standard interface to all consumer devices. The adapter could be connected to the customer’s TVs, computers, or […]

April 26, 2010

Cable Europe calls for rights review

Cable Europe is taking the opportunity of the launch the European Commission investigation into transparency in the collective management of copyright, to call for a full scale review of the rules that govern relationships between rights owners, collecting societies and users of copyright content across Europe. “The cable industry calls on the Commission to take […]

April 26, 2010

News Corp buys social gamer

News Corp has acquired Irata Labs, a developer of social games across Twitter and Facebook. It seems Irata will be tapped to work with various News Corp. holdings when needed, rather than folded into MySpace or News Corp's existing games companies. At the moment, the company says it's developing a location-based platform for social gaming. […]

April 23, 2010

CNN integrates Facebook globally

CNN.com and CNNMoney.com have launched site-wide integrations of Facebook Connect and new social plugins. The enhancements will incorporate multiple ways for CNN.com and CNNMoney.com users to seamlessly recommend, share or comment on the news site's content with their friends on Facebook, as well as see when their friends have recommended, shared or commented on CNN.com […]

April 23, 2010