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Astra launches entavio

SES Astra will officially launch its new digital platform entavio at the international consumer show IFA in Berlin on 1st September. The service to digital satellite households in Germany comprises…

Portugal approves DTT

The Portuguese government has approved a draft bill to launch a tender for terrestrial digital TV, an official at the public works ministry said. They official said the government will…

Digital TV for £10

UK supermarket chain Tesco has launched what it claims is the UK’s cheapest digital set-top box with a £10 (E14.7) price tag. Manufactured by Techwood, the digital TV box offers…

Nielsen no longer dividing audience

The Hispanic audience's growing power in US television was confirmed when Nielsen, the ratings group, said it would scrap a segregated system for measuring viewers and include Latinos in its…

Brazil to use WiMax for DTT

From Branislav Pekic in Rome The Brazilian Government is planning to test the WiMax broadband wireless system as a return channel for interactive digital terrestrial television applications. The Communications Ministry,…

ONO reshuffles pay-TV and offers 25MB

From David Del Valle in Madrid Spain’s ONO has reshuffled its pay-TV offer with the addition of new pay-TV packages and broadband Internet access with a speed of up to…

RTL upbeat on UK ads

The UK television advertising market will grow by up to 2 per cent this year, Channel Five owner RTL predicted as it said Five’s new digital spin-off channels boosted its…

Sky Italia aims for 0.5m new subscribers per year

Branislav Pekic from Rome With 4.2 million subscribers, equal to a potential audience of 14 million TV viewers, Sky Italia is now aiming to grow at a rate of 500,000…

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.…

Altech for Showtime

With the launch of the Show On Demand service Showtime customers with will be among the first in the world to access a video on demand service via satellite, with…

IBM in second life

IBM sales representatives in Singapore, Malaysia and Australia will from Thursday staff the company’s virtual Business Centre in Second Life an online world where millions of participants create alter egos…

Ofcom: Internet up, TV down

Ofcom has revealed the findings of its latest survey on viewer habits. Its annual Communications Market Report reveals new trends in the UK's £50 billion (E72.4bn) electronic communications sector. Consumers…

Google plans ads for YouTube

Google, which is trying to figure out how to carry ads on its YouTube service without disaffecting viewers, has unveiled its InVideo advertising programme – a vehicle for potential advertisers…

Viasat Scandinavia adds Warner Bros

Viasat Broadcasting has entered a licensing deal with Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group for Warner’s feature films to be aired on Viasat OnDemand and CDON on demand services in Scandinavia.…

IBM: Now the viewer's in charge

A new IBM online survey of consumer digital media habits shows audiences are more in control than ever and increasingly filtering marketing messages. The global findings suggest time spent on…