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Viasat movie channel for Russia, CIS, Baltics

iDTVs edging out STBs?

Stephen Froehlich, Senior Analyst, Consumer Electronics, noted that in Japan, iDTVs already displace about 1.7 million satellite set-top box shipments each year, having reduced that market from 2 million unit…

Butaca.tv launches

Call to Action' advertising

Call to Action allows users to get more information or to communicate with the advertiser while the advertisement is playing. For example, if you see an advertisement for the latest…

News Corp to invest $100m in India TV

“I’m guessing the investments will be in the region of $100 million, and we will launch the channels within 12 months,” Murdoch told reporters. “All these channels will be under…

SES reports H1

Analysts said the figures, following 2007-2008 numbers from Eutelsat last week, confirmed that the market was solid. SES nevertheless lowered its forecast for 2008 revenue to between E1.568 and E1.598…

DISH Network Q2

Net income totalled $336 million for the quarter, compared with $224 million during the corresponding period in 2007. Basic earnings per share were $0.75 for the quarter, compared with basic…

Ireland DTT next year

1000 homes and businesses in Louth and Dublin participated in the Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) pilot, which began in August 2006. Some eight out of 10 people who took part…

ITV buys into Electric Farm

Croatia sets 2011 switchover deadline

The Croatian Government has set 2011 as the deadline for the complete switchover to digital terrestrial broadcasting, one year before the EU's 2012 deadline. The Government's Strategy for conversion from…

Telenet clocks 10m VOD hits

Skywalkers return

“It has proved very successful and is a particularly good way of trying out new offers, because you get the most direct kind of customer feedback,” Jeremy Darroch, chief executive…

87% coverage for French DTT

The CSA will continue to work with DTT sector players to ensure the opening of some 150 new sites before the end of the year, in accordance with the requirement…

MTG acquires Nova TV

Modern Times Group (MTG), the international entertainment broadcasting group, has signed an agreement to acquire 100 per cent of Nova Televisia Bulgaria for E620 million in cash from Antenna Bulgaria,…

Migration from TV to web ups pace

The IMMI data also tracked participants' behaviour, showing that within the group of online viewers, 50 per cent are watching programming as it becomes available and appear to be beginning…