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Croatia DTT incentives

From Branislav Pekic in Rome The Croatian Government has decided to accelerate the process for the introduction of digital terrestrial TV, by providing incentives for the acquisition of STBs. Special…

NEC 'deep fibre' solutions for HDTV VOD

NEC Corporation has launched two new additions to its AM3100 Series MSAN (Multi -Service Access Node) product range – the AM3110 and AM3160. NEC says The AM3100 series represents a…

Beauty parade for HD DTT candidates

From Sotires Eleftheriou in Paris The four candidates for the two HD DTT channels earmarked for the private sector presented their projects to the broadcasting regulator CSA. The third HD…

blinkx shares 50/50 on ads for UGC

blinkx, the video search engine, has revealed a unique technology to remunerate consumers who have embedded video clips into their blogs or webpages. Based on blinkx’s AdHoc platform, the new…

i-concerts extends its brand reach

From Colin Mann in Cannes Music VOD service i-concerts is strengthening its brand position worldwide by launching a new global consumer facing website- i-concerts.com. The site will serve as a…

E! International expands global presence

From Colin Mann in Cannes Entertainment programming network E! is further expanding its worldwide presence with new launches on Numericable, the leading cable broadband operator in France, and Digiturk, the…

Google puts YouTube to work on ads

Google is taking the first steps toward turning its powerful advertising network, which places ads on hundreds of thousands of Internet sites, into a system for distributing content, and more…

Comcast launches VOD, E! Online

From Colin Mann in Cannes Newly-created Comcast International Media Group (CIMG) has unveiled a suite of Video-On-Demand fully branded channels that includes E! Entertainment Television, The Style Network, The Golf…

Spaniards are not into MHP DTT services

from David del Valle in Madrid Interactive DTT applications are not popular amongst most of Spaniards who, even though they know their existence they use them very little. That is…

China Digital TV oversubscribed

Investors embraced China Digital TV Holding Co.’s IPO last week, more than doubling the value of the company’s shares in the first hour of trading. After opening at a high…

Sky: no more new channels

Sky is calling a halt to new channels on its platform in a move that is bound to lead to bidding battles between companies seeking valuable slots on its electronic…

Spain: 6 million DTT boxes

From David del Valle in Madrid According to Pro DTT Association, Impulsa TDT, in September more than 330,000 DTT devices were sold in the country reaching up to a total…

Sky+ viewers ‘watch less TV’

Research by Attentional into the viewing habits of Sky+ subscribers suggests owners of digital TV recorders watch less television. Attentional says people-meters used by viewing measurement panels show they actually…

Ofcom rains on BSkyB's Picnic?

Ofcom has wasted no time getting out its consultation on Sky's pay-TV on Freeview plans. Ofcom said the Sky proposal would increase choice and availability of pay-TV services on the…

Italy bans analogue TVs from 2009, postpones switch

From Branislav Pekic in Rome In order to boost the transition to digital terrestrial, Italy's Communications Ministry passed a new decree linked to the 2008 Budget. It establishes that the…

Telefonica bids for Spanish pay-TV market

From David Del Valle in Madrid Spain’s dominant telco Telefonica is making a full-frontal assault on the pay-TV market in the last quarter of the year. The company is launching…