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TV and web combo ads more effective

Research from Thinkbox and the Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB) has shown that using TV and online together in advertising campaigns is significantly more effective for advertisers than using either in…

UTECA demands new TV action plan

From David Del Valle in Madrid The Private TV Association UTECA has urged the new Administration to implement a new action plan over the Spanish TV industry, approved by consensus…

Freesat launches

From Colin Mann in London The digital satellite television service from ITV and the BBC has launched across Britain offering high definition programming and more than 80 channels for no…

DirecTV up 10%

DirecTV's first-quarter net income rose 10 per cent amid higher net subscriber additions and a lower subscriber cancellation rate. The company reported net income of $371 million, up from $336…

Spain’s ONO and Antena 3 VOD deal

From David Del Valle in Madrid The Spanish broadcaster Antena 3 TV and the largest cable operator in the country ONO has reached an agreement to distribute on VoD the…

Astra bales on Entavio

SES-Astra looks certain to give up on marketing the Entavio 'platform' direct to the German public. Instead it will work more closely with Premiere. “The offer was not attractive enough,…

Ad-supported free mobile TV for Oz

Australia is set to receive its first live free-to-air mobile TV network with the launch of Bluetooth broadcaster YoMo. Starting this month, the service, which will feature a video news…

Airey quits ITV for Five

Britain’s biggest commercial broadcaster ITV has revealed the shock news that its managing director of global content, Dawn Airey, had resigned with immediate effect, less than a year after she…

Private content for Neuf VOD

Private Media Group has launched its content for Video-on-Demand on the Neuf Cegetel IPTV platform in France as part of Neuf's Triple-Play offer. Neuf VOD will provide access to hundreds…

US next-generation TV habits

ABI research says 66 per cent of respondents to its TV habits survey subscribe to some form of pay-TV service, and of those, 60 per cent receive at least one…

Kangaroo target ads

Kangaroo, the on-demand service from BBC Worldwide, Channel 4 and ITV, aims to offer targeted advertising, targeting users by location, age or demographic profile. The service’s backers are considering introducing…

Portugal to launch tender for 5th TV channel

From Branislav Pekic in Rome The tender for Portugal's fifth national free-to-air TV channel will be launched in October or 180 days after the submitting of the bids on the…

Boxer wins DTT for Denmark

Swedish DTT platform Boxer has won the right to operate the DTT platform in Denmark. The media authority announced Boxer will run the three multiplex service that opens in November…

BBC nets Wimbledon deal

BBC Sport has confirmed a new five-year contract giving the BBC the rights to broadcast the Wimbledon tennis tournament for a further five years from 2010 to 2014 inclusive. People…

Telefonica and Televisa in a pay-TV deal?

From David Del Valle in Madrid Mexico’s largest TV group Televisa is approaching Spain’s largest telco operator Telefonica in an attempt to enter into a pay-TV alliance in the Mexican…