Advanced Television

DTH/Satellite

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

DirecTV, EchoStar too reliant on telcos

America's DirecTV and EchoStar are likely to see their customer growth fall significantly over the next five years, a new report from Pike Fischer suggests. The DTH providers, which together have more than 30 million subscribers, may be relying too heavily on their partnerships with telephone companies to gain new customers according to the report […]

October 4, 2007

Scopus for Max TV

The Romanian MSO Digital Cable System (DCS) has selected Scopus' digital broadcast platform for its DTH service Max TV. Scopus will deploy a fourth transponder system in DCS' Bucharest headends. DCS groups together around 40 cable companies and launched Max TV, one of five DTH platforms serving the Romanian market, in July 2005.

August 27, 2007