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Scopus wins in E.Europe

Scopus has revealed that FN Cable Holdings, a pan-European Multi Service Operator management group, will deploy Scopus headend solutions for the digital upgrade of its FiberNet Hungary and Eurocom Bulgaria…

Australia consider 3 strike rule

The Australian Government is considering a three-strikes policy against computer users who download illegally. The Government will examine new legislative proposals being unveiled in Britain this week to target people…

BT welcomes tightened access

BT believes it may be able to limit rivals' access to some of its wholesale broadband network after the European Commission backed a drive to lift regulation of the division…

Comcast defends traffic throttles

Comcast Corp has told US regulators it uses reasonable measures to manage traffic moving over its broadband service as some of its customers overwhelm the network by using file-sharing applications…

Three ISPs sign to ad platform

Three of the UK's largest Internet Service Providers have signed up to use a new advertising platform that will give them a slice of the growing online targeted ad market.…

Green Virgin portal chief

Virgin Media has appointed Alex Green as MD of its portal, responsible for accelerating growth of Virginmedia.com. Green takes on a new role within Virgin Media, which the media company…

Net neutrality bill underway

Congressman Edward Markey introduced his bill that would change federal laws to make sure Internet traffic has protections similar to phone calls, which companies are required to connect without hesitation.…

Irdeto China deal for 2m smart cards

Irdeto has signed an agreement for two million smart cards from China’s Jilin Provincial Network. The agreement to provide two million smart cards, which will support the cable TV operator’s…

$6.6bn broadband ad revenue by 2012

New multimedia platforms in the US will capture $12.6 billion in advertising revenue by 2012, according to Parks Associates’ report New Advertising Platforms and Technologies. Broadband multimedia advertising will account…

UK to follow France and make ISPs police piracy?

Britain is to follow France in making ISPs cut access to users who repeatedly download music or films illegally. The government had given the music and film industries a year…

FCC confirms 30% cable bar

The US FCC has issued the formal notice confirming MSOs will be barred from a market a national market share higher than 30 per cent of multichannel subscribers. The FCC…

NDS unveils mobile TV rights platform

From Colin Mann in Barcelona Digital pay-TV technology solutions NDS has unveiled what it claims is the world's first hybrid rights and business management platform for mobile TV. The hybrid…

BT falls but broadband up

BT saw profits before tax and after exceptional items fall 30 per cent to £447 million (E620m) in the last quarter of 2007. But the group reported strong growth in…

WiMAX could spur DTV growth in Africa

The penetration of digital TV services in Africa will begin to accelerate due to the proliferation of new technologies such as WiMAX. WiMAX has emerged as a serious player in…

ONO up for Q4

Spanish cable operator ONO improved margins and costs in the last part of 2007, with fourth-quarter core earnings up 7.3 per cent to E162 million. Operating cash flow turned positive…

Virgin boosts Britain’s broadband speeds

Virgin Media has unveiled plans to begin the first part of a major broadband upgrade programme. Customers on Virgin Media’s ‘L’ tier broadband package will be upgraded for free, taking…