Advanced Television

DTH/Satellite

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 platforms, and for TV3 to be made available on the Canal Digital satellite and IPTV platforms. The channels will be included in Viasat's and Canal […]

February 6, 2008

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 its digital DTH platform Digital Plus, with all games featuring the Spanish national team being available on its free-to-air channel Cuatro, with a nation wide […]

December 24, 2007

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 operate as if it were a UK broadcaster. Arqiva is positioned as the major gateway to Europe for American broadcasters and allows IPTV to distribute […]

December 17, 2007

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 interactive options. Extra TV users will be able to view premium channels with the Extra TV service, including Discovery, Eurosport, National Geographic, Cartoon Network, MTV, […]

December 5, 2007

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 which offer direct access to Arqiva's distribution within the UK and Europe. With this new infrastructure in place, Arqiva has the ability to take content […]

November 29, 2007

Global satellite demand continues to rise

With the highest growth rate of any market segment, analysts are calling Ku-band video services like distribution for FTA and cable headends, DTH, contribution and occasional use the global commercial satellite market’s rising stars. If certain projections hold true, more than 500 36 MHz transponder equivalents of Ku-band capacity will be added to global capacity […]

November 29, 2007

Ofcom DTT proposals

UK Media regulator Ofcom has revealed proposals for a significant upgrade of Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) that will offer more channels and new services. The proposed upgrade will create capacity allowing high definition television channels on DTT – on which Freeview operates – as early as 2009. It says the proposals would deliver significant benefits […]

November 22, 2007

IPTV Corporation in Sky DTH launch

LA-based interactive television company PTV Corporation is launching its wholly owned interactive television channel on the Sky DTH platform in the UK and Ireland. The company’s channel is styled as the world's first multi-play dynamic pricing television commerce platform. Its proprietary programming is a fast-paced, competitive, trading floor atmosphere that provides live, real-time auctions combined […]

November 7, 2007

AT&T shopping for DTH?

AT&T has been rumoured to be examining a bid for a DTH operator for some time and is now set to pounce, according to reports. The telco is said to have been consulting lawyers in Washington to see how long it would take to get government approval to buy either EchoStar Communications or DirecTV. The […]

October 26, 2007

E! International expands global presence

From Colin Mann in Cannes Entertainment programming network E! is further expanding its worldwide presence with new launches on Numericable, the leading cable broadband operator in France, and Digiturk, the premier DTH operator in Turkey. The E! International Network will be distributed on Numericable’s basic digital offer, as well as on Digiturk’s extended basic package […]

October 11, 2007