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ITV ad revenue disappoints

ITV1’s ad revenue is predicted to fall by about 13 per cent year on year in September, with media buying agencies predicting a bleak month for UK commercial TV. The…

Demand for new content driving growth of African pay-TV

African digital TV consumers are seeking more localised content from the pay-TV industry, and operators are answering the call by developing business models to meet this growing market's demands, according…

BBC content deal with Babel

BBC Worldwide has signed a global content deal with Internet TV platform Babelgum. The BBC will provide a variety of short form content from programmes such as Top Gear, Tribe…

IPTV providers must push PPV and VOD

Although consumers are increasingly prepared to have some form of pay-TV in their household, getting more consumers to order and then regularly view pay per view (PPV) or video on…

Redstone says daughter won't succeed

Sumner M. Redstone, the chairman and controlling shareholder of Viacom and CBS, said in a CNBC television interview that his daughter will leave the boards of both companies and will…

ITV ad revenue disappoints

ITV1’s ad revenue is predicted to fall by about 13 per cent year on year in September, with media buying agencies predicting a bleak month for UK commercial TV. The…

Guru cuts ad targets, but online still gains

Citing worsening economic conditions coupled with the lack of growth in consumer disposable income, Robert J. Coen, director of forecasting at Interpublic Group’s Magna unit, reduced his estimate for full-year…

Sky Brazil introduces pre-paid

From Branislav Pekic in Rome Brazilian pay-TV operator Sky is to launch a pre-paid service based on a package of 35 TV channels (8 of them free-to-air) and 46 audio…

Olympics "billion-dollar research lab" for NBC

NBC is using the Olympics as a "billion-dollar research lab" to get a sense of how people are using different media platforms to experience the Beijing Games next month. Besides…

OTE selects ODG to manage on-demand service

On Demand Group (ODG), a subsidiary of SeaChange International, will provide an outsourced video-on-demand solution to the Hellenic Telecommunication Organisation (OTE). OTE, Greece's largest telco with 5 million fixed lines…