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Google launches YouTube UK ads

Google has launched an advertising service for its network in the UK and Ireland that will allow targeted ads to run around YouTube videos. The new offering, called Video Units,…

PPV five year forecast

Research has revealed how the European TV-based video-on-demand and pay-per-view markets will develop over the next five years. From a low penetration of just under 8 per cent today, Screen…

Multi HD channels for French DTT

From Sotires Eleftheriou in Paris The French broadcasting regulator CSA selected the projects submitted by TF1 and M6 for the two private sector HD channels on DTT, rejecting the projects…

Ofcom DTT proposals

UK Media regulator Ofcom has revealed proposals for a significant upgrade of Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) that will offer more channels and new services. The proposed upgrade will create capacity…

DISH Network offers Disney, ESPN interactive TV

EchoStar's DISH Network has launched two interactive television applications for the ESPN and Disney Channel cable channels. Available content includes scores, headlines, TV listings and interactive advertising for ESPN and…

UK broadcasters MoU on Freeview HD

The BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Five announced that they have signed a non-binding memorandum of understanding that, if agreed, would deliver High Definition (HD) channels on Freeview by the…

Freeview in 14m UK homes

Freeview has confirmed that it is in 14 million UK homes, reinforcing its position as the most popular Digital TV Service. According to Ofcom's latest figures over 80 per cent…

New promo money for Spain DTT

From David Del Valle in Madrid The Ministry of Industry and the Pro DTT Association, ImpulsaTDT, have signed an agreement to invest E6 million in the promotion of DTT to…

Broadband more popular than TV?

Within the next three years, more than 16 million US TV households may be using their broadband service more than they use their TV sets according to research firm In-Stat.…

Seven planning TV, digital expansion

Channel 7 executive chairman Kerry Stokes says the Australian broadcaster plans to develop its multiple-channel TV business over the next year. Stokes also confirmed the broadcaster was appealing a Federal…

SIDSA breaks into DTT market

Spanish technology company SIDSA is targeting the Digital Terrestrial TV (DTT) market to help broadcasters and operators develop cost-effective pay DTT services with a minimum investment. Its KeyFly Conditional Access…

Private continues aggressive IPTV/VOD rollout

Private Media Group is set to launch its content with additional European IPTV operators in Poland, the Netherlands, Italy, Greece and Portugal before the end of the year. The platform…

Microsoft CEO sees opportunities in digital advertising

Microsoft Chief Executive Steve Ballmer said the company sees growth opportunities in emerging countries and the shift to digital advertising. Ballmer said Microsoft’s sales in 'BRIC' countries — Brazil, Russia,…

Whitehaven Switch over complete, BBC NAO report

Arqiva has confirm that the second stage of the UK Digital Switch Over in Whitehaven, Cumbria, has been a technical success. Following removal of the BBC Two analogue signal on…

AT&T reserves Prime slot

AT&T's U-verse TV service is to deliver international programming via SES Americom’s IP-Prime platform. SES Americom will also provide international programming for AT&T broadband and wireless platforms. “Providing AT&T U-verse…