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Orange France M6 mobile TV

M6 will offer the first unlimited TV plan for mobile phones in France with “M6 Mobile by Orange,” available from this week. Subscribers will have unlimited, 24/7 live mobile access to six of the M6 group’s channels including main terrestrial network M6, DTT channel W9 and cable stations M6 Music Hits, M6 Music Rock and […]

March 7, 2008

TiVo Q4 loss narrows

Digital video recorder maker TiVo reported a narrower Q4 loss, beating expectations as it cut marketing costs and pushed its high-definition product. Its net loss decreased to $6.4 million from a year-earlier $19.5 million. TiVo is trying to drive sales of its $299 TiVo HD box rather than the free, standard-definition offer from a year […]

March 7, 2008

NBC: Online ads more effective than TV ads

NBC has released research that suggests advertising in its programmes streamed online are better liked and more recalled than advertising on TV. According to a survey conducted on 5000 users of NBC's online service 'NBC Rewind', viewers said ads streamed online with full-length episodes were less disruptive than on television and that they had a […]

March 7, 2008

Tele Columbus selects NDS

The Tele Columbus Group, Germany's third-largest cable operator, will protect its independent networks with conditional access technology from solutions provider NDS. The digital TV portfolio which Tele Columbus will offer on its own platform in cooperation with Eutelsat as of May, will be primarily secured with NDS' VideoGuard technology. The operator's existing subscribers will not […]

March 7, 2008

Viewmy.TV goes live

Free Internet TV channel Viewmy.TV has officially gone live, following a trial launch last summer. The site aggregates free web TV channels from around the world and combines them with an online community. The London-based portal offers free membership and grants access to more than 1300 channels from 100 different countries. It currently features a […]

March 7, 2008

Russia to limit foreign owners?

Russia may limit foreign ownership of ISPs, broadcasters and publishing houses, extending a list of industries deemed strategic, a senior lawmaker told Reuters. Russia’s parliament is set to debate the controversial law this month amid a row between government officials and the security services over what industries should be deemed sensitive and how much to […]

March 7, 2008

Burns joins DailyMotion

Kate Burns, one of Google’s first UK managing director, has been hired to run the British operation of YouTube competitor Dailymotion. Burns has the job of increasing the online video website’s user numbers, the amount of user-generated and official content uploaded, and boosting revenues.

March 7, 2008

PlayJam goes indie

Interactive media entrepreneur Jasper Smith has reacquired his visual media company Static 2358, which includes the iTV games channel PlayJam, from software provider OpenTV. PlayJam channels launched on France's Canal Sat and BSkyB in 2000, delivering both free and pay-per-play prized-based games. OpenTV purchased PlayJam/Static in 2001. Now available in over 55 million TV homes […]

March 6, 2008

UK DAB uncertain future

Crisis talks regarding the future of DAB Digital Radio in the UK have been taking place with senior figures in the industry all debating what measures should be taken to ensure the survival of the medium. Proposed solutions include the possibility that Radios 1, 2, 3, 4 and Five Live would gradually switch to DAB […]

March 6, 2008

TW Yahoo white knight?

Yahoo and Time Warner have reportedly stepped up talks to create an alternative to Microsoft's offer for the web company. The WSJ reported talks centre on a deal that would fold Time Warner’s AOL Internet unit into Yahoo. Last month Microsoft made a $41 billion offer to buy Yahoo, which was rejected as undervaluing the […]

March 6, 2008