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Virgin Media rolls out on demand TV advertising

Virgin Media has launched dynamic advertising on its on demand TV platform. Ads from brands including L’Oreal, Sony Ericsson, Kelloggs and Microsoft, will appear around on demand content from Living,…

Pay TV infrastructures migrating

Traditional Video-on-Demand services, and traditional “siloed” video services currently use a great deal of proprietary, or industry-specific, equipment. Market research firm, In-Stat sees traditional and pay TV service providers migrating…

Bolloré interested in French pay-DTT

International investment and industrial group Bolloré is interested in taking over one of two pay digital terrestrial television (DTT) frequencies vacant since the closure of AB1 and Canal J earlier…

Malone: DirecTV not for sale

John Malone, who's Liberty Media is the largest individual shareholder in DirecTV told US media “I can be the first one to say DirecTV is not for sale”. Liberty Media…

New ITV chairman talks pay-TV, as ads surge back

Archie Norman, the new chairman of ITV, is reportedly considering plans to charge for the broadcaster’s spin-off digital channels ITV2, ITV3 and ITV4. Despite Norman not joining the company until…

Mediaset Premium VOD

Italian media company Mediaset is to this week launch a video-on-demand service for its DTT Premium pay-TV offering. Alongside the service, which will have at least 50-movies on offer, it…

Orange cinema service a success

Orange has reached 324,000 subscribers for its Orange cinema series bouquet in France, 1 year after launching the service, with similar audience levels across each of the five channels offered.…

YouTube UK TV portal

YouTube has taken a significant step toward a UK TV VOD portal with a new section called UK TV and featuring full length TV shows from its deal with C4…

Mediaset Premium VOD

Italian media company Mediaset is to this week launch a video-on-demand service for its DTT Premium pay-TV offering. Alongside the service, which will have at least 50-movies on offer, it…

KDG subs up

KDG's digital pay-TV subscribers totalled 844,000, up 21,000 year-on-year at the end of September. It had 1.7 million broadband and telephony subscribers adding 645,000 on the year. There were 851,700…

BSkyB sees higher profits as competition increases

BSkyB expects profit and cash flow to grow in coming years as it continues to add clients even as competition increases. “The pay-TV market is an attractive place to be,”…

AT&T launches new interactive apps

AT&T has launched two free interactive TV applications on its Microsoft IPTV platform, U-verse TV: Offers On Demand and Caller ID on TV. The launch of the new apps brings…

STV sues ITV over VOD rights

Scottish ITV franchise owner STV is counter-suing ITV over the VOD rights to ITV shows it airs. STV was already being sued by ITV for £38 million (E42.7m) it claims…

Orange wins Twitter integration

Twitter users will soon be able to tweet to each other via their TV sets while watching TV as Orange has struck a deal to integrate the service into its…

Fastweb VOD deal with Disney

Fastweb and Walt Disney Television Italy have announced an agreement to offer Disney programmes on demand. As a result, the main contents of the Disney Channel and Playhouse Disney will…

OneVision told to get on with DTT plans

The consortium chosen to develop digital terrestrial television (DTT) in Ireland has been told by the The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) to make progress with its plans as a…