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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…

Sub prime torpedoes Dish?

The lacklustre new subs number for EchoStar's Dish (110,00 for the quarter) saw its stock take a pasting on Wall St despite profits being over forecast. Of particular concern was…

Chello for C4

Channel 4 has selected Chello Interactive's Mistral Software to deliver interactive advertising solutions. The deal allows Channel 4 to create and publish interactive advertising on its channel(s) on the Sky…

Open wins on Liberate

OpenTV Corp said it will get $1.5 million related to the settlement of a 2002 lawsuit against former competitor Liberate Technologies Inc over patents concerning interactive television. Liberate, whose assets…