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KIT digital consolidates IP video market

KIT digital, the provider of cloud-based video asset management solutions for multi-screen delivery, has made three separate acquisitions aimed consolidating the IP video market and creating a truly ‘Lens-to- Lens’…

SES signs Tivuitalia agreement

SES Astra, has signed an agreement with Italian network operator Tivuitalia for capacity on its 31.5 degrees East orbital position. Tivuitalia will use the capacity for contribution services, enabling the…

CNBC expands reach on Viasat

CNBC, the business and financial news channel, has commenced broadcasting on Viasat in Scandinavia and the Baltic states, in a move that further extends the channel’s footprint in EMEA. The…

Nilesat blacks out Al Jazeera

Arab viewers to Nilesat need to look elsewhere for the Al Jazeera news channel.  Egypt’s powerful information ministry ordered the signal to be cut from Nilesat. A broadcast information card…

Appear TV win Red Herring Global 100 Award

Appear TV, a global provider of next-generation head-ends for broadcast and IP television, has been selected for a Red Herring Global 100 Award, an award given every year to the…

AOL gets goviral

AOL Europe, part of web services giant AOL, has acquired the video distribution network goviral in a $74.1 million deal. In addition, $22.6 million of consideration will be deferred and…

Sky 3D in 70,000 homes

Sky 3D in 70,000 homes

Sky has revealed that 70,000 UK homes have signed up to its 3D package since it launched the service on October 1st 2010. Chief executive Jeremy Darroch, said that the…

BBC iPlayer app imminent

BBC iPlayer app imminent

An iPlayer application for iOS devices, which was announced over a year ago, and eventually green-lighted by the BBC Trust six months ago, appears to be imminent. The app will…

Avanti: “spectrum for 20 satellites”

UK-based broadband-by-satellite provider Avanti Communications is involved in a legal dispute with new launch provider SpaceX (Space Exploration Technologies) over use of its groundbreaking Falcon-9 rocket. Nevertheless, Avanti’s CEO David…

Sky profit jump, tops 10m subs

Sky profit jump, tops 10m subs

BSkyB has reported a 26 per cent jump in half-year pre-tax profit as it surpasses 10 million subscribers. Pre-tax profits at the broadcaster rose to £467 million (€541m) in the…

Cloud intros Sky Anywhere

BSkyB confirmed it has bought UK WiFi network The Cloud from its investor, DFJ Esprit, and that it use it “to allow easy access to Sky content on multiple devices…

New technologies help boost TV viewing

UK commercial broadcasters’ marketing body Thinkbox has revealed that live, linear TV viewing figures in the UK for 2010 were the highest since records began. According to new figures from…

Netflix passes 20m subs

Netflix passes 20m subs

Netflix announced that in the last hours of 2010 it passed 20 million subs with Net Subscriber Additions of 3.08 million for Q4. Revenue for the quarter was $596 million…

European pay-radio: Getting ready

The past couple of years have not been good for pay-radio’s prospects in Europe. We’ve seen the Worldspace catastrophe, now well over two years into its Chapter 11 bankruptcy (WS…

VOD in 50% US homes by 2016

The revised year-end 2016 forecast for DVR Subscriber Households now stands at 61.8 million (50 per cent of TV households), up from 37.9 million (32 per cent of TV households)…