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Ericsson TV broadcasting deal

Ericsson, the world's largest provider of telecommunications infrastructure, has signed its first deal with a television broadcaster. The 10-year contract to provide television transmission services to TV4, one of the biggest broadcasters in the Nordic region, opens a new potential market for Ericsson. Under the TV4 contract, Ericsson will take day-to-day responsibility for transmitting all […]

November 18, 2009

AEPOC calls on EU to prioritise piracy

While AEPOC praises increasing effectiveness in law enforcement activities in many EU countries to counteract audio-visual piracy, several EU states show little involvement. Eight EU countries have still not yet named a delegate for the EU's High Level Expert group. AEPOC calls on Austria, Belgium, Estonia, Hungary, Lithuania, Malta, the Netherlands and Slovenia to join […]

November 18, 2009

Time Warner confirms AOL spin off

Time Warner and AOL have confirmed the timing and details regarding the spin-off of AOL from Time Warner. The Time Warner board has approved the final distribution ratio and declared a pro rata dividend of the shares of AOL common stock owned by Time Warner that will result in the complete legal and structural separation […]

November 18, 2009

South Africa selects MHEG-5 for switchover

IMPALA, the International MHEG Promotion Alliance, has announced that South Africa – via its Digital Dzonga Advisory Council – has selected MHEG-5 as the interactive TV middleware for its digital switchover. Following on from a successful DTT trial that began last year, the SABC, South Africa's public broadcaster, led the process of developing a MHEG-5 […]

November 18, 2009

Spain: ONO’s profits up, subs, ARPU down

From David Del Valle in Madrid For the nine month period to September Spain’s largest cable company declared a net profit of E41 million, up 144.7 per cent, with an EBITDA of E541 million, up 3.5 per cent year on year. But revenues fell by 5.1 per cent to E1,140 million, with subscriptions also dropping […]

November 18, 2009

J:COM October subs

Jupiter Telecommunications (J:COM) has announced that the total subscribing households as of October 31st 2009 served by J:COM's 23 consolidated franchises reached approximately 3.26 million, up 343,100, or 11.8 per cent since October 31st 2008. Combined revenue generating units (RGUs) for cable television, high-speed Internet access and telephony services reached 5.89 million, up 655,100 or […]

November 18, 2009

Ondas Media teams with Jazz FM

Ondas Media, the satellite radio company for Europe, has teamed up with Jazz FM in a content cooperation agreement. The partnership will see distribution of Jazz FM's content on the Ondas Media digital satellite radio platform to be broadcast across the internationally recognised borders of 27 European countries.

November 18, 2009

STV sues ITV over VOD rights

Scottish ITV franchise owner STV is counter-suing ITV over the VOD rights to ITV shows it airs. STV was already being sued by ITV for £38 million (E42.7m) it claims it's losing by STV not screening its programmes in Scotland. STV's claim is that, though STV acquires rights for linear ITV television shows, ITV Network […]

November 18, 2009

YouTube new services: direct and Latino

YouTube Direct is a new market place service whereby TV and online news editors can obtain video from so-called “citizen journalists”. News outlets seeking footage can announce it in a variety of ways, including via call-out videos. “News organisations always want to verify the content they use,” said Steve Grove, head of news and politics […]

November 18, 2009

UK delays BBC funding decision

The government is delaying until after the next election the decision on whether to force the BBC to share part of its £3.6bn (E4bn) licence fee income with producers of independent regional news programming. In publishing the results of a short consultation of the proposals, originally laid out in the Digital Britain white paper in […]

November 18, 2009