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Turner: UK new media springboard

From Colin Mann in London The mix of digital platforms in the UK makes it the ideal springboard for launching new media initiatives, according to Casey Harwood, SVP, Digital Media at Turner Broadcasting System Europe. He told members of the Broadcasting Press Guild that given its global spread, the broadcaster could afford to take bets […]

November 28, 2007

IPTV expands with Arqiva

US broadcast channel IPTV has chosen broadcast transmission specialist Arqiva as its key content distribution platform to expand into the European market. Arqiva recently acquired two teleports and fibre networks in the United States which offer direct access to Arqiva's distribution capabilities within the UK and Europe. The deal represents the first contract to take […]

November 28, 2007

Setanta scores World Cup matches

Setanta has secured the rights to four of England’s five away qualifying matches for the 2010 football World Cup, including the team’s match with Croatia. The Irish pay-TV broadcaster has struck an exclusive broadcast deal for about 90 World Cup qualifiers, which will begin next autumn.

November 28, 2007

BiBC signs distribution deal with Sony BMG

The British Internet Broadcasting Company (BiBC) has signed an audio, video and long form video content deal with Sony BMG Music Entertainment (UK). This deal will allow BiBC to distribute Sony BMG content on a subscription, download-to-own or download-to-rent basis along with unique advertising funded promotions. Sony BMG will allow BiBC to distribute the audio […]

November 28, 2007

TeliaSonera broadband TV for Helsinki

Nordic telco TeliaSonera will launch broadband TV services in the Greater Helsinki Area this week. Sonera Broadband TV offers a selection of channels, videos and high-definition image. The service is designed for households for which Sonera's top-speed 100 Mbps broadband is available. The top-speed access makes it possible for users to surf on the Internet […]

November 28, 2007

TV rivals band together for on-demand service

From Colin Mann in London The BBC, ITV and Channel 4 are to launch a joint on-demand service, which will bring together hundreds of hours of television programmes in one place. The service is set to go live in 2008 and will offer viewers access to current shows and archive material. Plans will have to […]

November 28, 2007

BBC and Sky share RFL

The BBC has secured exclusive rights to show rugby league’s Challenge Cup live in 2009, 2010 and 2011 in a deal covering television and online. An England international will also be shown annually as part of the deal. A new contract will also see Sky Sports continue its exclusive live coverage of Super League in […]

November 28, 2007

Top Up TV tops up channels

Top Up TV, which provides premium TV content on UK DTT platform Freeview is to offer subscribers programmes from National Geographic Channel and The SCI FI channel. The channels join recently announced additions The History Channel and Crime & Investigation Network. This will be the first time that all four channels will be available to […]

November 28, 2007

CASBAA applauds C-band ruling

The Asia Pacific pay-TV industry has hailed an International Telecommunication Union (ITU) decision on the preservation of C-band spectrum for satellite TV services in Asia as “a long-awaited positive outcome on a contentious issue”. According to the Cable & Satellite Broadcasting Association of Asia (CASBAA), the decision taken by the United Nations-led ITU World Radio […]

November 27, 2007

Hong Kong DTT: 2008

Hong Kong’s two domestic free television stations, Asia Television Limited and Television Broadcasts Limited, will phase in digital terrestrial television (DTT) services from December 31st. Secretary for Commerce & Economic Development Frederick Ma said Hong Kong will be the first to adopt the national DTT transmission standard developed by the Mainland. The initial launch will […]

November 27, 2007