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blinkx STB deal

Video search engine blinkx has struck a deal with interactive TV company Miniweb that will see its services become available on digital set-top boxes in the UK. The deal will…

TV ads still most effective for targeting youth

Television remains the most effective medium for reaching today's youth, and it also is most efficient for introducing young people to brands and helping to shape their decisions about purchasing,…

More gloom for C4

Andy Duncan, the Channel 4 chief executive, has warned that the broadcaster faced the worst economic conditions in its history as he unveiled an extra 10 per cent cut in…

FCC to hold test before switchover

The Federal Communications Commission wants US broadcasters to suspend regular programming and instead show a public-service ad about the digital transition for three five-minute periods on May 21st as part…

Decline in market for consumer electronics

The European market for consumer electronics will likely contract in 2009 by around nine per cent and reach a total turnover value of E62 billion according to international market research…

Sogecable’s CEO out

From David Del Valle in Madrid Pay-TV group Sogecable is facing a new shake-out following the resignation of its CEO Javier Diez de Polanco, soon after Prisa, parent company of…

Malone merges Liberty Entertainment and DirecTV

DirecTV will merge with John Malone's Liberty Entertainment to simplify its ownership structure and improve its ability to pursue deals; specifically making itself a more attractive target for one of…

Miller for Setanta

The beleaguered pay-TV sports operation has appointed ex Emap CEO Robin Miller as its new chairman as it seeks new financing after losing a tranche of Premier League matches. It…

Warner SVOD service on Dutch Ziggo

Warner Bros Entertainment has secured carriage for the Warner TV subscription video-on-demand service in the Netherlands on Ziggo. The Dutch cable operator will offer more than 150 motion pictures, 600…

Hasbro and Discovery launch TV network

Toy maker Hasbro has formed a joint venture with Discovery Communications to create a TV network with original programming based on Hasbro brands. Hasbro has licensed its brands for a…