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BT Vision VOD target ads

BT Vision Download Store is trailing the launch of a new service that offers customers free film rental in return for watching targeted advertisements. BT Vision, Hiro Media, Intel Corporation…

DTT to surpass 50% by 2010

From Branislav Pekic in Rome Digital terrestrial television has become Europe's second digital TV distribution platform, according to Italian consultancy e-Media Institute. According to data from June 2007, DTT was…

Xbox UK VOD service

Microsoft will allow UK gamers to purchase films through its Xbox 360 console from next week, as the console moves to compete with online download stores. The Xbox Live Marketplace…

Bertelsmann mulls control of RTL

Bertelsmann is considering taking full control of RTL Group, Europe's largest broadcaster. Bertelsmann confirmed a WSJ report that it was possible it would make an offer for the 10.2 per…

T-Com launches Extra TV in Montenegro

T-Com has launched Extra TV to T-Com customers in Montenegro. Extra TV is a digital TV offering of 60 domestic and international channels, hundreds of movies and a range of…

Setanta reaches 1m

Pay-TV broadcaster Setanta Sports has signed up its millionth subscriber a few months after it began screening live Premiership football matches. The figure, up from just 200,000 subscribers a year…

Sogecable-Telefonica’s Trio+ launches

From David Del Valle in Madrid The Sogecable-Telefonica's pay-TV offer launched this weekend following the expiry of the Government's 34 conditions on the digital DTH merger between the former Sogecable-controlled…

TDA selects Eutelsat for DTT in Algeria

Eutelsat Communications has a contract for capacity on its Atlantic Bird 3 satellite with Télédiffusion d’Algérie (TDA) to broadcast Algeria’s national Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) package of television and radio…

US networks reaping web ad profits

The four main US television networks are in line to generate $120 million (E81.2m) of revenues in 2007 from free web streaming of their content, according to a media buyer…

Virgin VoD more viewers than Five?

Virgin Media's Malcolm Wall has claimed that its VOD service has grown to the point that its audience is larger than that for Channel Five. He said Virgin’s VoD service…

Global satellite demand continues to rise

With the highest growth rate of any market segment, analysts are calling Ku-band video services like distribution for FTA and cable headends, DTH, contribution and occasional use the global commercial…

TiVo monitors NBC ads

NBC Universal is set to use TiVo to tell it how television viewers are using their digital video recorders and to introduce interactive commercials to the masses. The companies said…

News Corp online ad network

News Corp’s Internet division plans to launch an online network to sell advertising across Rupert Murdoch’s media group and to other media companies as early as the first half of…

IPTV chooses Arqiva for UK DTH distribution

US broadcast channel IPTV has chosen Arqiva as its content distribution platform to expand into the European market. Arqiva recently acquired two teleports and fibre networks in the United States…

Top Up TV tops up channels

Top Up TV, which provides premium TV content on UK DTT platform Freeview is to offer subscribers programmes from National Geographic Channel and The SCI FI channel. The channels join…