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Sogecable, Orange joint triple play offer

From David Del Valle in Madrid Following the recent agreement with Telefónica to launch the triple play service Trio Plus, operational since the beginning of December, Sogecable is now negotiating with France Telecom-controlled IPTV service Orange TV to launch a similar offer in those areas where the telco company is not present. Both companies had […]

December 18, 2007

ITV2 most popular multichannel

ITV2 is the most popular multichannel for the second year running, according to Media Guardian analysis, with Sky One slipping from second place to fifth after being pulled off the Virgin Media cable platform. In the year to December 12, the ITV digital channel posted a multichannel share of 2 per cent – which rises […]

December 18, 2007

TVCatchup investigated

An advertiser-funded broadband service allowing users to record TV shows from 12 of the UK’s biggest free-to-air channels could be heading for a legal battle with broadcasters. The BBC has already said it will investigate the legality of TVCatchup, which is aiming to act as a 'personal online VCR' allowing users to record, and then […]

December 18, 2007

bmcoforum defines implementation profile

International lobbying association the Broadcast Mobile Convergence Forum (bmcoforum) has finalised an implementation profile based on the Open Mobile Alliance Mobile Broadcast 1.0 Enabler, with the aim of to accelerating the launch of DVB-H based mobile TV. This profile can be used in interoperability tests, pilots and timely deployments as early as 2008 of DVB-H […]

December 18, 2007

OpenTV and Sky Italia Extend Partnership

OpenTV, provider of solutions for the delivery of advanced television and cross-platform interactive services, has confirmed that Sky Italia has entered into a multi-year renewal of its middleware license agreement with OpenTV. Sky Italia is Italy's premier provider of satellite television, offering a variety of programming choices to more than four million subscribers.

December 17, 2007

India’s telecom regulator wants spectrum auction

India’s telecoms regulator has recommended that spectrum required for mobile television services be auctioned. “We are talking about delinking licence from spectrum. Operators may like to bid for spectrum marked for mobile television,” Nripendra Mishra said at an industry conference. He added that the recommendations would be presented to the government by 19th December.

December 17, 2007

Hanaro Telecom selects Alcatel-Lucent

Alcatel-Lucent has been selected by Hanaro Telecom to supply its Gigabit Passive Optical Network (GPON) solution. Alcatel-Lucent's GPON solution will enable Hanaro Telecom to deliver advanced broadband services, such as IPTV, high-definition television, video-on-demand over “hanaTV”, high-speed Internet access and interactive multimedia services to its 110,000 residential subscribers in Korea.

December 17, 2007

Italy to get third PPV DTT platform in 2008

From Branislav Pekic in Rome After Mediaset Premium and La7Carta Più, Italy will get a third pay-per-view digital terrestrial platform in 2008. The Pangea project is backed by the former CEO of Spanish private broadcaster Antenna 3, Maurizio Giunco. Unlike the existing two, Pangea is not a proprietary but rather a multi-operator platform based on […]

December 17, 2007

Industry attack on TV operators over DTT

From David Del Valle in Madrid The Spanish electronic manufacturers have levelled fierce criticism at the TV operators for “their lack of interest” in developing DTT in the country. Jesus Casado, the vice president of the Electronic Association ASIMELEC, highlighted the concern of the industry for “the present situation of DTT”, asking for “clear objectives” […]

December 17, 2007

Virgin VOD focus

Virgin Media CEO Malcolm Wall said the group will not add more channels to its cable box, instead focusing investment in on-demand services. He told the FutureMedia conference: “The advertising revenue that is going to be lost for those in linear television is not yet recaptured in the displaced viewing. Linear channels are going to […]

December 17, 2007