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Cable and DTH bloom in Portugal

As at the end of March, the services of subscription television which use cable and satellite technologies registered around 2 million users in Portugal, representing around 18.8 subscribers per 100…

DirecTV rates No. 1 in Pay TV

For the eighth year running, DirecTV has scored higher for customer satisfaction than all major cable TV companies in the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI). In this year’s ACSI survey,…

DirecTV rates No. 1 in Pay TV

For the eighth year running, DirecTV has scored higher for customer satisfaction than all major cable TV companies in the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI). In this year’s ACSI survey,…

DTH subs 'happier' than cable

US Satellite customers are still happier with their service than cable, but the wired medium's customer-service-satisfaction numbers are on the rise, driven by smaller operators. The customer-satisfaction scores for most…

Freesat launches

From Colin Mann in London The digital satellite television service from ITV and the BBC has launched across Britain offering high definition programming and more than 80 channels for no…

DirecTV up 10%

DirecTV's first-quarter net income rose 10 per cent amid higher net subscriber additions and a lower subscriber cancellation rate. The company reported net income of $371 million, up from $336…

Astra bales on Entavio

SES-Astra looks certain to give up on marketing the Entavio 'platform' direct to the German public. Instead it will work more closely with Premiere. “The offer was not attractive enough,…

EU 'requires DVB-H promotion'

The European Commission has formalised its adoption of DVB-H and says EU countries will 'be required' to promote it. The Commission said setting the Digital Video Broadcasting Handheld as the…

Sun Direct deploys Harmonic solutions

Harmonic has confirmed that that Sun Direct TV has deployed Harmonic’s digital video solutions for India’s first MPEG-4 AVC (H.264) direct-to-home (DTH) broadcast service. Harmonic has enabled Sun Direct TV…

Astra claims 9m+ German DTH

Astra says it has added 1.72 million households in Germany to bring the total number of DTH homes reached to 9.75 million. In total, Germany had 36.98 million analogue and…

SIDSA debuts Enter TV

SIDSA has launched “EnterTV” a DVB-H one-stop-shop for manufacturers of Portable and Mobile TV devices. The company says it integrates its own IC with the best-in-class third party solutions to…

Kanal 5 for Viasat and Canal

Modern Times Group (MTG) has confirmed that Viasat Broadcasting has signed an agreement with Canal Digital in Sweden to include the Kanal 5 channel on Viasat's DTH satellite and IPTV…

Sogecable acquires rights to Euro 2008

From David Del Valle in Madrid Sogecable has acquired the exclusive rights to broadcast the Euro 2008 football tournament in Spain. The pay-TV group will broadcast all 31 matches on…

IPTV Corporation with Arqiva

IPTV Corporation has choosen Arqiva for DTH distribution giving IPTV Transatlantic fibre connectivity, uplinking to the UK, and access to the British Sky Broadcasting digital platform allowing the Company to…

T-Com launches Extra TV in Montenegro

T-Com has launched Extra TV to T-Com customers in Montenegro. Extra TV is a digital TV offering of 60 domestic and international channels, hundreds of movies and a range of…

IPTV chooses Arqiva for UK DTH distribution

US broadcast channel IPTV has chosen Arqiva as its content distribution platform to expand into the European market. Arqiva recently acquired two teleports and fibre networks in the United States…