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Virgin, Disney three-screen deal

Virgin Media has made a major agreement with Disney featuring a raft of new kids' content to be made available across Virgin Media's three entertainment platforms. This is the first…

Taiwan Mobile to buy Carlyle's Kbro

Taiwan Mobile, the country's second-largest phone carrier, has agreed to buy cable television operator Kbro rom Carlyle Group for $1 billion in stock and cash to become the market leader.…

Cablevision launches interactive ads

Cablevision Systems is rolling out a service to enable subscribers to interact with commercials via their remote controls. The company is hoping to boost advertising revenue with the premium-priced interactive…

Roadmap for Europe’s digital dividend

The results of an extensive study titled "Exploiting the digital dividend: a European approach" led by Hogan & Hartson LLP, media consulting firm Analysys Mason, and economics consultancy DotEcon, have…

OTT revenue to top $5.6bn by 2014

According to a report from The Diffusion Group, revenue from the delivery of Internet video to the TV will grow nearly six-fold in the next five years, from a meagre…

Hulu to go part-pay?

Two of the partners in Hulu — News Corp. and NBC Universal hinted at an investor conference that they are investigating the possibility of further monetizing the online video venture,…

UPC greens its STBs

UPC Broadband is rolling out a new generation of 'green' set-top boxes with its suppliers Cisco, Pace and Thomson. The STBs have been designed to use less than 1W in…

Virgin chooses Bridge monitoring

Bridge Technologies, developer of the first complete satellite-to-set-top-box monitoring solution for digital TV operators, has revealed that its VideoBRIDGE system has been selected to provide the monitoring solution for Virgin…

Virgin goes IPTV

UK MSO Virgin Media is planning to migrate its legacy digital video delivery infrastructure to an IPTV platform and has selected Cisco Systems as its technology partner for the project.…

14 set up ratings group

Fourteen media companies have formed a research organization to pursue new methods to measure audiences. The Council for Innovative Media Measurement, said they would finance studies and promote innovation in…

BT broadband stores

BT is aiming to raise awareness of its super-fast broadband technologies such as fibre-based connectivity, its BT Vision TV service, and other home and business-related applications with the launch of…

SES: handouts mean we won't push broadband

US and European economic stimulus packges are hampering the prospects for delivering broadband Internet access via satellite, SES, the world's largest satellite operator, has warned. Support for wireless broadband technologies…

ANGA: German pubcasters must pay us to carry HD

ANGA, the association of German cable operators, has suggested that the public broadcasters ARD and ZDF should have to pay for the distribution of their HD channels over cable networks.…

YouTube $300m on bandwidth – no profit

YouTube will spend approximately $300 million on bandwidth in 2009 — meaning it won’t be profitable, according to an analysis by Credit Suisse. According to the report' authors that means…

Tesco and Microsoft launching online movie service

Supermarket giant Tesco and Microsoft have signed a collaboration agreement to launch an online video service. Starting in the autumn, Tesco will allow customers in the UK who purchase certain…

3 strikes row escalates

UK Intellectual property minister David Lammy has defended the government's revised plans to disconnect the most persistent illegal file-sharers against growing criticism from ISPs, consumer groups and now some content…