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ITV renegotiating on Kangaroo ads?

ITV won the contract to sell ads for the venture as it guaranteed a high level of revenue. But ITV is understood to be trying to change the terms of…

SES Astra threatens legal action against Spanish govt

From David Del Valle in Madrid SES Astra is to make a formal complaint before the European competition authorities against the Spanish Government for its alleged preferential treatment to Abertis…

Asian subscription TV retains strength

A consistent theme of this year's CASBAA convention was affirmation of the strong consumer base from which the Asian industry is working in late 2008. "We now have a customer-base…

Price of US Pay TV critical

A study exploring consumer attitudes towards pay-TV services, with particular emphasis on consumer perceptions of telcos as providers of TV services, has found that price of service and discounts are…

Hulu success emphasises YouTube ad struggle

YouTube is in danger of being upstaged commercially by Hulu – backed by News Corporation and NBC Universal – as the video-sharing site struggles to make its massive global audience…

Hulu looks to international

Hulu, the video website owned by News Corp and NBC Universal, hopes to expand internationally and is interested in Britain, France, Germany and Japan. Peter Smith, President of NBC Universal…

ITV backs product placement flagging

ITV has signed up to a new product placement code of conduct, which includes an on-screen symbol signalling to viewers that a brand is being plugged. In a bid to…

ITV catch-up for BT Vision

ITV has signed an agreement with BT to supply a range of current and library programming to customers of BT's digital TV service, BT Vision – ITV's first deal of…

Premiere suffers hack losses

The continuing costs related to the hacking of its encryption system took Premiere to its fourth consecutive quarterly loss in the third quarter. A negative EBITDA of E27.2 million in…

Intelsat reports Q3 revenues up 10%

Intelsat has reported revenue of $598.5 million and a net loss of $179.3 million for the three months ended September 30th, 2008. The company also reported EBITDA of $406.3 million.…

Motorola and BlackArrow on-demand advertising

Motorola is accelerating the delivery of personalised media experiences through a collaboration with BlackArrow, the independent provider of multiplatform ad-management systems. The companies are working together to deliver a powerful,…

BBC Future shuffle

BBC Future Media & Technology director Erik Huggers and chief operating officer Kerstin Mogull are shuffling personell, in what looks like further multimedia integration and a response to BBC.co.uk overspending.…

Sky and Discovery go to court over ads

Discovery has taken BSkyB to the High Court over a disagreement about the companies’ advertising sales contract.Sky Media has sold advertising for Discovery’s TV channels since 2006. The current deal…

Sky sells own mobile ads

Sky has taken control of its mobile inventory, and will sell mobile ads around its content across T-Mobile and Vodafone portals, to give advertisers a "single buying point on Sky."…

Spanish renew DTV campaign

From David Del Valle in Madrid Spain is to inject another E6 million into a new media campaign during Christmas to raise public awareness of the advantages of DTT with…

Blockbuster VOD STB

Video rental giant Blockbuster plans to rollout a consumer set-top box in time for the Christmas shopping season in the US that will deliver movies over the Internet to via…