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Beijing Olympics boosts China's cable market

Screen Digest’s ‘China Television Market: Assessment and Forecast to 2012' has concludes that the world's largest TV market is enjoying a period of strong growth and despite regulatory hurdles still…

Google seeks ‘white space’ wi-fi

Google is pressing the US government to allow the unlicensed frequencies of TV “white space” to be used for wi-fi. The Internet giant has written an open letter to regulators…

Irdeto selected by Shanxi

Irdeto has announced that Shanxi Cable Broadcasting Network has chosen the Irdeto Digital TV conditional access solution to accelerate their digital migration process. Under the agreement, Irdeto will deliver one…

Cable main broadband competitor

Figures from industry body Cable Europe, claim broadband Internet connections via cable grew 22 per cent in 2007, cementing the sector as the main competitor to telcos. Cable Europe says…

Cable must get interactive act together

Interactive television won’t succeed until cable companies reach agreement on measurement standards, according to Starcom MediaVest executives. The initiative undertaken by six major cable companies, called Canoe, is a step…

ONO clears 1 million subs

From David Del Valle in Madrid The largest cable operator in Spain, ONO, has surpassed one million subscribers to its pay-TV offer, following the company adding 51,000 clients in the…

Neilsen in cable STBs

Nielsen will offer a new service that uses cable set-top boxes to shed light on people’s TV-viewing habits. Under the deal with Charter Communications, Nielsen receives information from 320,000 households…

Time Warner to shed cable?

TW CEO Jeff Bewkes has signalled he is leaning towards a complete spin-off of Time Warner Cable, telling investors a split between the two companies could be beneficial for both.…

Quative selected by B.Net Croatia

Quative, a Kudelski Group company, has been selected by B.Net Croatia, the national cable operator, to provide an end-to-end interactive TV solution for their broadband cable system. The solution features…

Internet beating TV for kids’ attention

TV, loses to the internet as a kids media, according to a study on social networking by Grunwald Associates, an independent research firm that specialises in new media market intelligence.…

VOOM HD for Norway

VOOM HD Networks has launched the VOOM HD channel by Get, Norway's second leading cable television provider. Get, which has aggressively incorporated high-definition television into its evolving digital platform, will…

RRsat for SVT

RRsat Global Communications Network a provider of comprehensive content management and global distribution services to the television and radio broadcasting industries, announced that SVT, (Swedish Television), Sweden's public television broadcasting…

Online content to generate $6.5bn in APAC by 2013

An ABI Research study on online content usage in the Asia Pacific region (APAC) forecasts that online media activities in the region will deliver at least $6.5 billion in annual…

Kudelski sinks on hacks

Kudelski, the world’s largest supplier of digital pay-television smart cards through its Nagravision unit, said profit halved last year and earnings will decline further in 2008. The shares dropped to…

Control of IPTV home network key to operators

A report from MRG, IPTV Home Networking Strategies, 2008, has explored the importance of the Home Network for IPTV Operators. It reveals how effective Home Networking (HN) strategies can improve…

Virgin TV customer record

Virgin Media added 61,100 new cable TV customers in the final quarter claiming its best growth for seven years. It added a net figure of 24,400 new customers during the…