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BBC DG Entwistle resigns

BBC DG Entwistle resigns

George Entwistle, who took office as Director-General of the BBC as recently as September 17th, has resigned from the post in the wake of controversy surrounding editorial standards following the…

Europeans prefer PC video

Research from analyst firm Parks Associates analysing broadband and pay-TV services, business models, and consumer preferences indicates that broadband penetration is above 70 per cent in several Western European countries,…

Greek TV walk out over sackings

ERT’s screens went dark for two hours October 30th as staff staged a strike protesting the removal of two high-profile presenters from the public-backed network who had criticised a government…

Sky+ adds BBC iPlayer

Sky+ adds BBC iPlayer

The BBC’s iPlayer video on demand service is now available on satellite broadcaster BSkyB’s Sky+, bringing the best of the BBC’s TV programmes directly to the living room. Up to…

CEA files brief in favour of Aereo

US consumer electronics trade association the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) has confirmed it is joining an ‘amicus brief’ in respect of the ongoing copyright violation case involving online television service…

Foxtel’s HBO exclusive deal targets piracy and FTA

In a move that will help combat Internet piracy and further differentiates it from free-to-air services, Australian pay-TV provider Foxtel has agreed a new output deal with premium US content…

Aereo adds PC to streaming service

Notwithstanding its ongoing legal battles with US broadcasters who allege copyright infringement, online television service Aereo – which operates in the New York area – is now opening up the…

France’s CSA increases DTT HD coverage

In agreement with broadcasters TF1, France Télévisions and M6, France’s broadcasting watchdog the Conseil supérieur de l’audiovisuel has raised the coverage targets for the high definition channels carried on multiplex…

Qatar promises rival TV channel to MBC

To date, Qatar is best known for  the Al Jazeera news channel, sports channels and kids services. Now it says it will launch a new ‘general entertainment’ Arabic channel to…

Cablevision supports broadcasters in Aereo case

In a seeming about-turn from its previous position, US telecoms and media company Cablevision is putting its support behind major US broadcast networks in their attempts to stop online television…