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Vodafone Portugal entering IPTV market?

Vodafone’s Portugal unit is considering entering the IPTV market and is also contemplating participating in Portugal’s digital terrestrial television (DTT) tender, Jornal de Negocios reported, citing the company’s deputy CEO…

UK switchover starts

The UK's television switchover starts today when thousands of homes in Whitehaven, Cumbria, receive digital channels for the first time. The two-stage switchover starts at approximately 2am when analogue BBC…

US networks will spend $327m+ promoting DTV

US broadcasters promised to air more than $327 million (E231m) worth of television spots as part of a campaign to alert consumers about the approaching switch-over to digital television. The…

Spain cracks down on pay TV hackers

From David Del Valle in Madrid The Spanish police has disbanded a network of pay-TV hackers by arresting 27 people across the country who would have defrauded the pay-TV companies…

Spain heads for pre-paid TV services on DTT

From David Del Valle in Madrid Telco operator Abertis is leading a project to develop a single DTT box and pre-paid cards to allow DTT broadcasters to offer certain pay…

IDS selects Chellomedia for interactive advertising

Interactive Digital Sales (IDS), the advertising solutions provider for Virgin Media Television, has selected Chellomedia's Mistral software to create and publish templated interactive advertising on the Sky Satellite platform. Chellomedia's…

Cable Europe: 2m new digital subs; ad revenue targeted

From Colin Mann in Cannes European cable industry trade body Cable Europe, has revealed that cable TV operators in Europe added more than two million digital TV customers in the…

NEC 'deep fibre' solutions for HDTV VOD

NEC Corporation has launched two new additions to its AM3100 Series MSAN (Multi -Service Access Node) product range – the AM3110 and AM3160. NEC says The AM3100 series represents a…

Croatia DTT incentives

From Branislav Pekic in Rome The Croatian Government has decided to accelerate the process for the introduction of digital terrestrial TV, by providing incentives for the acquisition of STBs. Special…

E! International expands global presence

From Colin Mann in Cannes Entertainment programming network E! is further expanding its worldwide presence with new launches on Numericable, the leading cable broadband operator in France, and Digiturk, the…

i-concerts extends its brand reach

From Colin Mann in Cannes Music VOD service i-concerts is strengthening its brand position worldwide by launching a new global consumer facing website- i-concerts.com. The site will serve as a…

blinkx shares 50/50 on ads for UGC

blinkx, the video search engine, has revealed a unique technology to remunerate consumers who have embedded video clips into their blogs or webpages. Based on blinkx’s AdHoc platform, the new…

Beauty parade for HD DTT candidates

From Sotires Eleftheriou in Paris The four candidates for the two HD DTT channels earmarked for the private sector presented their projects to the broadcasting regulator CSA. The third HD…

Spaniards are not into MHP DTT services

from David del Valle in Madrid Interactive DTT applications are not popular amongst most of Spaniards who, even though they know their existence they use them very little. That is…

Google puts YouTube to work on ads

Google is taking the first steps toward turning its powerful advertising network, which places ads on hundreds of thousands of Internet sites, into a system for distributing content, and more…

Comcast launches VOD, E! Online

From Colin Mann in Cannes Newly-created Comcast International Media Group (CIMG) has unveiled a suite of Video-On-Demand fully branded channels that includes E! Entertainment Television, The Style Network, The Golf…