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Freeview fit for the future

Freeview, the UK's DTT service in 16.7 million homes, says it is in a strong position for future growth following a trio of recent technology and service developments. New product…

Orange and LaCie's Home Library

Orange and LaCie, a major player of external data storage, have combined their expertise and capacity for innovation in the digital home field to develop "Home Library", which will be…

BSkyB ITV appeal – they should sell more

In more bad news for BSkyB, the company may have to sell even more of its stake in ITV than it was expecting after the Competition Appeal said an original…

DTH dominates Spanish pay-TV penetration

From David Del Valle in MadridSatellite beats cable and IPTV in the pay-TV distribution in Spain. A report from ONTSI, Spanish telco Observatory reveals that 48.9% of Spanish homes have…

Ofcom: BSkyB is dominant

Ofcom has said that BSkyB has "market power" over live Premier League football and Hollywood films and has launched a consultation that could force it to make the content available…

Alcatel-Lucent targeted IPTV advertising

Alcatel-Lucent is introducing a new advertising delivery solution for IPTV networks that can enhance the TV ad model by enabling service providers to distribute ads to distinct groups of consumers.…

Phorm losses

Aim-listed Phorm, the internet advertising group that announced a tie up with BT this week, made an pre-tax loss of £13.7m (E17.2m) for the first half of 2008, an increase…

Studios sue RealNetworks over DVD copying

RealNetworks and major film studios are off in a legal battle over a new product allowing consumers to make computer copies of DVDs that the studios claim is illegal. "RealNetworks’…

Virgin VOD over 50%

The proportion of its subscribers accessing Virgin Media's on demand service has passed 50% for the first time. Virgin announced that the number of views had increased from 34 million…

BT re-starts Phorm trials

BT is about to start further trials of a controversial internet advertising technology. The Phorm Webwise system watches what people do online and shows adverts tuned to their interests. From…

US ISPs for opt-in ads

Verizon Communications, Time Warner Cable and AT&T have all told a Senate Commerce Committee that they support an opt-in system for targeted online advertising and pledged to hold to basic…

First Freesat figures

Freesat, the free-to-air digital satellite TV service from the BBC and ITV, has sold 100,000 set-top boxes during its first five months. Free high definition (HD) services has enabled Freesat…

US broadband video consumption doubles

According to an ABI Research survey of online households in the US, the number of consumers watching video streamed through a browser has doubled over the past year, going from…

DirecTV takes over AT&T partnership

DirecTV Group has confirmed that AT&T has picked it to offer a co-branded package of video, home telephone, wireless phone and Internet service from February 1st, 2009.The news mean AT&T…

Sky Italia to become leading Italian broadcaster in 2010

From Branislav Pekic in RomeItalian DTH operator Sky Italia will overtake public broadcaster RAI and commercial rival Mediaset by 2010 in terms of market share, according to a new market…

French VOD market ‘double'

The French video on demand market may double in value this year, according to a joint study published by research group GfK and French media consultants NPA Conseil. The survey…