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Intellect trial HbbTV spec for UK

Intellect trial HbbTV spec for UK

Effectively snubbing the high-profile public broadcaster and ISP-backed launch of open IPTV platform YouView, Intellect, the UK’s trade body for the high technology sector, has revealed its preferred way for…

Telecom Italia ad revenue up 16% as sale prepped

Telecom Italia ad revenue up 16% as sale prepped

Advertising revenue for Telecom Italia Media’s free-to-air TV channels La7 and La7d in the first half of 2012 increased by 16 per cent on the same period in 2011, according…

BBC chooses Entwistle

BBC chooses Entwistle

The BBC has gone for the ‘safe option’ of appointing from within and named George Entwistle as the next Director-General. Entwistle is currently head of Vision (TV services). He will…

RESEARCH: 1.3bn digital TV households by 2017

Based on forecasts for 80 countries, the number of digital TV homes will double between 2011 and 2017 to 1.323 billion, according to a new report from Digital TV Research.…

DTG confirms DTT safeguards

Richard Lindsay-Davies, Director General, of the UK’s Digital TV Group (DTG) the not-for-profit trade body formed to ensure the successful delivery and evolution of digital TV and associated technologies, has…

Howling: Freeview at risk from spectrum policy

Howling: Freeview at risk from spectrum policy

Ilse Howling, Managing Director of UK digital terrestrial TV platform Freeview, has suggested that the future of the service is at risk should unfavourable decisions be made in terms of…

Real Madrid TV goes FTA DTT

Real Madrid TV goes FTA DTT

Real Madrid TV channel is to make its debut on the FTA DTT in August following the agreement between Real Madrid football team and the Spanish production company Mediapro, shareholder…

France’s CSA reveals FTA HD DTT channels

France’s CSA reveals FTA HD DTT channels

France’s Conseil supérieur de l’audiovisuel (CSA) has carried out a draw to select six new free-to-air channels in HD on one of the two DTT multiplexes allocated for the purpose…

Arab League asks for Syrian TV ban

The Arab League has asked Arabsat and Nilesat to remove the various Syrian TV channels they are carrying. The request was made on June 2 at an extraordinary meeting of…

Non-real-time Content Delivery standard from ATSC

The US’s Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) has confirmed the approval of the ATSC NRT (Non-Real-Time) Content Delivery standard, a backwards-compatible enhancement to digital TV broadcasting that provides a framework…

DISH AutoHop legal showdown

DISH AutoHop legal showdown

DISH and the TV networks ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC are going to court on the legality of the introduction of a user-enabled commercial skipping technology branded AutoHop. DISH wants…

APAC to add 440m DTV homes

According to a new report from Digital TV Research (DTVR), Asia Pacific is undergoing a digital TV boom that will see penetration increase from 36 per cent in 2011 to…

Online boosts AMC shows

Online boosts AMC shows

Channel operator AMC Networks, which counts hit series The Walking Dead and Mad Men among its programming, is benefiting from the online availability of such shows, according to President and…

NBCU: Aereo threatens broadcast business model

Barry-Diller-backed TV platform Aereo, which allows paying customers to record and watch over-the-air television stations online, could destroy the economic model behind television, according to a court filing from NBCUniversal…

Ofcom invites local TV channel bids

Comms regulator Ofcom has invited applications for 21 local TV channels across the UK. This follows new duties given to the regulator by Parliament to license local TV. The local…