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RTVE and Telefonica in multimedia deal

From David Del Valle in Madrid The Spanish state-owned group, RTVE -that operates the terrestrial TVE 1 and La 2- and the incumbent telco Telefonica have signed a 3-year strategic…

Samsung See'N'Search

CE maker Samsung has introduced its first set-top box, the Internet-powered See’N’Search device designed to allow users to integrate web functionality into their TV viewing experience. According to Samsung, the…

13m+ US households not ready for digital

More than 13 million households with television sets that can only receive analogue broadcasts are currently unprepared for the transition to all digital broadcasting that is scheduled for February 18,…

Big uplift predicted for broadcast

Researcher Datamonitor expects the global broadcast market to experience significant revenue growth from $284.1 billion in 2007 to $326.2 billion by 2010. However, it is expected that growth will only…

TBS and VTR to launch CNN Chile

Turner Broadcasting System (TBS) and VTR, a division of Liberty Global, will partner to launch CNN Chile, the first 24-hour, pay television news network specifically programmed for the Chilean market.…

ISPs snub three strike plan

The body representing internet service providers in the UK has cast doubt on government proposals to make them responsible for identifying and punishing illegal music and video downloaders. The Internet…

HD gives digital pay TV a boost

The Direct-to-Home (DTH) pay-TV market is expected to continue growing at about 7.6 per cent annually in subscribers from 2006 to 2011, and new services such as HD TV will…

National TV losing out to DTT and IPTV

From Branislav Pekic in Rome During 2007, the main European countries have further consolidated the long term trend that sees analogue terrestrial TV channels loosing audience ratings in favour of…

Nagravision steers in-car TV

From Colin Mann in Barcelona Content protection specialist Nagravision has joined forces with mobile multimedia device developer Quantum and automotive component manufacturer Magneti Marelli to launch QTM TV, a DVB-H…

Takeover rumours circle Setanta

Pay-TV sports broadcaster Setanta Sports was at the centre of takeover speculation after reports of a £1 billion-plus (E1.4bn) offer for the business. The Irish company received the unsolicited approach…

Worldwide DTT will reach 350m units in 2013

The worldwide DTT (Digital Terrestrial Television) receiver market will grow from 65 million units in 2007 to more than 350 million units in 2013, representing a compound annual growth rate…

Total UK TV audiences to rise 4%+ over 5 years

Attentional's latest forecasts suggest that a number of factors will combine to offer a brighter future for UK television over the next five years than previously anticipated. One factor behind…

Columbus and Eutelsat DTV platform

Tele Columbus, Germany’s third largest cable operator with more than 3.7 million homes, and Eutelsat’s German subsidiary, Eutelsat Deutschland have confirmed will establish a platform for bundling digital channels and…

Online movies still stalled

The Diffusion Group has released its latest report on web-based video services, “Attributes of a Successful Online Movie Download Service” provides a detailed analysis of primary consumer research regarding 10…

ITV4 going 24/7

ITV is to expand its digital programming by making its ITV4 channel into a 24-hour service. The broadcaster said that ITV4 would also receive a cash injection to produce more…

iPlayer coming to Macs

The BBC will launch a download version of its iPlayer online video service for Apple Mac users by the end of 2008. The BBC’s iPlayer currently comes in two versions…