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US DTV added 653,000 subs

Wells Fargo Securities has estimated that the digital transition added about 653,000 new subscribers to cable, satellite and telco companies, but said that cable operators, which reaped big benefits from…

Interactive to grow to 21% of all US ad spend by 2014

Forrester Research is backing the US interactive ad market to reach $55 billion over the next five years—meaning marketers will go from spending just 12 per cent of their total…

Cable passes DTH in Pay-TV

Preliminary results from IMS Research's forthcoming 2009 study on the World Market for Set-top Boxes and iDTVs has revealed that during 2008 the mantle of being the leading digital pay-TV…

Reding want DSO hurry up

European media commissioner Viviane Reding has set out her vision for a "Digital Europe", with four key points including a plea to resolve the legislative impasse caused by opposition to…

ESPN in Ireland

ESPN has been awarded two packages of rights containing a total of 46 matches available for season 2009/10 to air in Ireland. The move extends ESPN’s football offering that began…

RTE admits digital TV launch delay

The director general of RTE has now publicly admitted that launching Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) in September is no longer a “reasonable” prospect. When the consortium originally charged with rolling…

VOD server revenue tripling by 2013

Communications market research firm Infonetics recently released the Q1 09 edition of its IPTV and Switched Digital Video Equipment, Services, and Subscribers report. Highlights are: "All eyes are focused on…

Canoe sunk

Canoe Ventures has cancelled plans to introduce its Community Addressable Messaging (CAM 1.0) product, citing a range of technical difficulties with the offering. The service, which was set to launch…

Setanta out as rival soccer bids in

The English Premier League will take until the end of the week to decide between the bids it has received for Setanta's relinquished 46 EPL games. The smart money is…

Volpi blames VOD squeeze for Joost demise

Joost was squeezed out of the market by broadcasters setting up their own VOD channels admits Mike Volpi, who resigned as CEO. He said that in April, when Disney joined…

Spotify for Sky

Sky is doing an advertising deal with Spotify using the music streaming app's audio commercials to pipe near-live commentary updates from the Ashes cricket tournament, inviting listeners to click a…

Indian DTH industry remains upbeat

The DTH market in India has emerged as one of the most lucrative markets which have successfully resisted the impacts of the current economic slowdown. The slowdown has certainly proved…

Viasat OnDemand adds TV4 Play and SVT Play

Viasat Broadcasting has signed an agreement with Swedish commercial broadcaster the TV4 Group to add TV4 Play to Viasat OnDemand, as a catch-up service for Viasat’s satellite TV subscribers through…

Trust in entertainment industry pays dividends

From Colin Mann in London Research carried out by independent PR agency Edelman has revealed that UK adults aged 18 to 34 are more trusting in the entertainment industry than…

BBC Huggers: future is Canvas

The BBC’s director of new media and technology Erik Huggers says that the future for free-to-air digital platforms like Freesat and Freeview is ‘unclear’ – suggesting that only IPTV and…

BT drops Phorm

Shares in Phorm have tumbled after BT Group said it had no "immediate plans" to adopt its targeted advertising technology. BT had been expected to be the first UK broadband…