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Microsoft and Sun expand strategic alliance

Microsoft and Sun Microsystems have confirmed that Sun has signed on as a Windows Server OEM. Additionally, Sun and Microsoft will collaborate to further enable deployment of Windows Server on Sun x64 systems. Furthermore, Sun and Microsoft will continue to collaborate to advance the worldwide deployment of the Microsoft Mediaroom IPTV and multimedia platform on […]

September 17, 2007

Canadian regulator to give TV, cable operators more leeway

Canada’s broadcasting regulator should give more flexibility to cable operators and television stations on advertising, Canadian content and channel packages, according to a report commissioned by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission. The study will feed into the federal regulator’s public consultations next year on speciality and pay channels and cable and satellites services. Lawyers […]

September 17, 2007

Media think-tank for UK

James Purnell, the UK's culture secretary, has announced a new convergence think-tank made up of experts from both inside and outside government. The first task of the think-tank will be to organise a series of public looking first at how to secure open markets and empower consumers. It will move on to look at the […]

September 17, 2007

BBC scores Super Bowl rights

BBC Sport will broadcast the Super Bowl live, over the next two years, having signed an exclusive free-to-air deal with the NFL. The deal will also include exclusive free-to-air highlights of the NFL London game on 28 October 2007 between the Miami Dolphins and the New York Giants at Wembley Stadium, plus any other NFL […]

September 17, 2007

Web-only show 'Quarterlife'

The creative minds behind such TV shows as 'Thirtysomething' and 'My So-Called Life' are launching a Web-based show, hoping to find the artistic freedom online that they say is lacking on broadcast networks. The show, called 'Quarterlife', will debut November 11 on MySpace.com and will also be paired with its own social networking site that […]

September 17, 2007

TN to produce Setanta Sports News

UK commercial TV news provider ITN is to produce Setanta Sports News when it goes on air later this year. The channel, backed by Setanta Sports and Virgin Media, will be made available to the its three million digital TV subscribers. ITN was brought on board after sports production house TWI pulled out of the […]

September 14, 2007

STAR and Ericsson Indian mobile TV

STAR India's mobile entertainment division, and mobile handset company Sony Ericsson have confirmed a partnership to bring mobile content services to Sony Ericsson users. Under the agreement, the recently launched PLUS mobile service from STAR's mobile entertainment division will be exclusively pre-embedded on a range of Sony Ericsson phones in India.

September 14, 2007

ITV double income by 2012

Michael Grade, executive chairman of ITV outlined a five-year, self-funding strategy to increase revenue, improve programming and expand its online audience. Grade's plan – envisaging a doubling of income from ITV Productions to £1.2 billion (E1.71bn) by 2012 and a quintupling of Internet revenue to £150 million within three years – hinged on self-sufficiency. “We […]

September 14, 2007

Alcatel-Lucent plunges on warning

Alcatel-Lucent plunges on warning Shares in Alcatel-Lucent fell by as much as 14 per cent in Paris after it shocked the market with its third proit warning this year. The group, formed last year from the E11.1 bn merger of France's Alcatel and Lucent of the US, said it was forced to slash its forecast […]

September 14, 2007

Prince combats illegal downloads

Music artist Prince is threatening to sue a host of major websites, including YouTube, eBay and Pirate Bay, as part of a legal initiative to “reclaim the Internet” from piracy. Lawsuits relating to Prince’s material will be launched in the US and UK as part of a campaign led by anti-piracy firm Web Sheriff, which […]

September 14, 2007