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Arqiva wants SeeSaw backer

Arqiva wants SeeSaw backer

Arqiva wants an investment partner for its online TV aggregator SeeSaw. The service, built on the legacy Project Kangaroo platform bought from the BBC, provides content from BBC, C4, Five…

Local TV for UK

UK Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt has invited companies to run local TV stations. At the Oxford Media Convention, he said the initial schemes will be focused on “ten to twelve”…

Unified regulator for Spain?

The Spanish Government is planning to set up a single regulatory body that would oversee the TV and telecoms markets under the umbrella of the current Telecommunications Market Commission (CMT).…

UPDATE: NBC/Comcast cleared

As expected , American regulators cleared Comcast’s $13.8 billion takeover of NBC Universal. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted 4-1 to approve Comcast’s purchase of 51 per cent of NBC.…

BBC’s Huggers quits for Intel

BBC’s Huggers quits for Intel

The BBC’s Director of Future Media & Technology, Erik Huggers, is to leave the corporation at the end of February to become Corporate Vice President and General Manager of Intel’s…

SkyLife, Kudelski in advanced advertising JV

Korean satellite and hybrid services operator SkyLife and digital security and convergent media solutions specialist the Kudelski Group have agreed to form a joint venture to develop Advanced Advertising solutions,…

Record month for iPlayer

The BBC iPlayer notched up 145 million requests for programmes in December, breaking its own record for the third month in a row. In December 2009, the catch-up service attracted…

Kabel BW VOD with SeaChange/eventIS

Kabel Baden-Württemberg, one of Germany’s largest cable television operators, has rolled out on-demand television services based on video back office software and systems integration from SeaChange/eventIS, a subsidiary of SeaChange…

Sky shuffles EPG line up

Sky shuffles EPG line up

Sky has confirmed a number of changes to its Electronic Programme Guide (EPG). Taking effect from February 1st, the changes represent one of the biggest updates to the channel line…

Dahlia TV shuts

Dahlia TV, the Italian DTT platform, is preparing for close down after going into liquidation earlier this month. The company is owned by Airplus TV of Sweden with a minority…

Roku gets first linear channel

Roku has announced a carriage deal with entertainment network WealthTV, the company’s first distribution deal with a 24/7 linear cable channel. WealthTv will make its high-definition network feed available to…

Eutelsat, Arianespace renew for 2012

Eutelsat, Arianespace renew for 2012

Continuing a 28-year relationship marked by 25 launch campaigns, Eutelsat Communications and Arianespace have concluded a new contract for a satellite launch in the 2012 period. The contract for an…

PCCW launches PPV service

Hong Kong telco PCCW has launched its new pay-per-view movie on-demand service branded ‘now Video Express’. The service is available on its IPTV platform ‘now TV’ and offers the movies…

LOVEFiLM and Ocado partner for 2011

LOVEFiLM and Ocado kick start 2011 with a 12-month contract that will see the supermarket giant direct marketing to LOVEFiLM’s sizeable and well-suited customer base. LOVEFiLM, Europe’s largest subscription service…

YouView delay?

YouView delay?

BT’S pay-TV ambitions have been dealt a blow with the delay of a new and potentially ground-breaking service to bring VOD to Freeview. The launch of the YouView service will…