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Record six months for commercial TV

During January to June, the UK watched 2.4 billion broadcast TV ads a day, an average of 42 per person. Within BARB's total figure, commercial impacts are also up for…

DirecTV posts solid quarter

The outfit, of which Liberty Media owns a controlling interest, reported earnings of $455 million on second-quarter revenue of $4.8 billion. DirecTV's revenue jumped 16 per cent from the $4.1…

BBC opens Olympic hamper

Over the 17 days of the games, the BBC will broadcast 2,750 hours of coverage from 192 events in 28 Olympic sports and 31 venues. The BBC is offering double…

Dish loses subs

Although the subscriber loss meant lower installation costs for Dish, which helped lift its second-quarter profit above expectations, analysts said that the customer loss boded ill for the company's growth…

New satellites for Europe

Mobile satellite systems use radio spectrum to provide services between a mobile earth station and one or more stations either in space or on the ground at fixed locations. They…

ITV shares slump

Overall revenue at ITV grew by 3 per cent in the six months to June 30th. However, the company expects total TV advertising revenue to fall by 1 per cent…

100m+ DTVs in Western Europe

Despite the rosy picture, full digital conversion is only expected in four (Finland, France, Ireland and the UK) of Western Europe’s 15 major broadcast countries. Adam Thomas, Informa’s Media Research…

South Africa plans DTV subsidy

The South African government also confirmed that it would meet a November 2008 deadline for switching on digital broadcasting, well ahead of the football World Cup, which it is hosting…

Digital splits Oz TV ad revenue

While prime-time programmes can attract about 1.5 million people and deliver mass audiences to advertisers, viewer numbers will fragment as broadcasters run their new high-definition and standard-definition channels, said David…

TV to surpass newspapers as largest ad medium

BSS suggests that for many alternative media this will be the first economic slowdown in which they will be seriously tested, such as online search, digital out-of-home media, word-of-mouth marketing,…

100m+ DTVs in Western Europe

Despite the rosy picture, full digital conversion is only expected in four (Finland, France, Ireland and the UK) of Western Europe’s 15 major broadcast countries. Adam Thomas, Informa’s Media Research…

Premiere Q2 loss, targets pirates

Meanwhile, Premiere is hoping to convert the thousands of pirate viewers illegally viewing the service into legitimate subscribers through a new campaign. The platform, currently in the final stages of…

China fights Olympic piracy

The State Administration of Radio, Film and Television, China's Internet and broadcast content regulator, has ordered all Web sites to respect CCTV's broadcast rights, online and offline. CCTV, also China's…

TV to surpass newspapers as largest ad medium

BSS suggests that for many alternative media this will be the first economic slowdown in which they will be seriously tested, such as online search, digital out-of-home media, word-of-mouth marketing,…

Butaca.tv launches

iDTVs edging out STBs?

Stephen Froehlich, Senior Analyst, Consumer Electronics, noted that in Japan, iDTVs already displace about 1.7 million satellite set-top box shipments each year, having reduced that market from 2 million unit…