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Bertelsmann confirms RTL share sale

German media group Bertelsmann has confirmed previously-announced plans to cut its stake in television and broadcasting giant RTL by selling shares on the stock exchange. “Bertelsmann confirms its intention to…

FilmOn welcomes Aereo ruling

In a surprising move given ongoing legal challenges between the respective services, FilmOn.TV founder and CEO Alki David – the billionaire media entrepreneur – has congratulated the legal team at…

USA tests DVB-T2

A giant 1,223 ft high terrestrial tower, standing on Television Hill in Maryland and which covers the Baltimore-Washington DC region switched to Europe’s DVB-T2 (OFDM) digital TV transmission for a…

Aereo wins retransmission ruling

The US’s Second Circuit Court of Appeals has issued a ruling in favour of Barry Diller-backed Internet TV service Aereo, affirming in all respects the District Court’s denial of the…

Motive plans Tablet TV pilot

Motive Television, the London-based television software and services company, has revealed plans to install a full-featured demonstration of its disruptive technology that delivers live broadcast television and video-on-demand to tablets…

ProSiebenSat.1 extends DTT stay

Full-service provider Media Broadcast and German commercial broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1 Group have extended their contracts for DTT distribution to 2018. The long-term commitment of ProSiebenSat.1 ensures the long-term attractiveness of digital…

Cable crushes network TV

A big weekend series of top-rated cable shows managed to put US network TV firmly in its place as the finale of The Walking Dead, plus the debut Season 3…

Canal+ secures HBO deal

France’s Canal+ Group and HBO have confirmed the signing of a licensing agreement covering all new HBO series for the next five years. The agreement covers all Canal+ Group channels,…

Travel Channel arrives on Freesat

Scripps Networks Interactive’s Travel Channel has launched on UK free-to-air digital satellite service Freesat. Travel Channel is currently available on the Sky platform (channels 251/252) to more than 10.3 million…

UK Lords propose PSB review

A report from a Committee of the UK’s House of Lords (the upper legislative chamber) looking at the issue of media convergence, and how public policy may need to do…