Advanced Television


C4 profits close to £40m

Channel 4 increased its profits from £300,000 (€344,000) to nearly £40 million in 2010 thanks to a big upswing in the advertising market, but warned revenues for the coming year looked flat. Total revenue increased 12.6 per cent to £935.2 million in 2010. Operating profit rose to £49.3 million from £3.9 million the previous year, […]

May 12, 2011

Telmex closer to pay-TV decision?

Long-delayed efforts by Mexican fixed line incumbent Telefonos de Mexico (Telmex) to enter the pay-TV sector appear to have moved one step forward after the telco announced that a federal court had ruled that the Secretario de Comunicaciones y Transportes (SCT) must make a decision on its request to offer such services. Telmex has previously […]

May 12, 2011

MPA: Asia pay TV must invest to profit

Economic growth and multi-platform competition will fuel the consumption of pay-TV and broadband in Asia Pacific. But, says Media Partners Asia (MPA), this growth depends on investment in content, distribution and new technology, coming at a high cost for pay-TV channels and distributors. In Asia Pacific Pay-TV & Broadband Markets 2011, MPA says the result […]

May 12, 2011

Shaw ‘Everywhere’ for Canada

Shaw Communications has launched the Shaw Gateway, ‘the new standard in connected entertainment’ that combines the delivery of shared PVR, more than 1,200 HD Video On Demand titles and home networking capability that will allow customers to share pictures and content from their computer onto their television. Shaw says ‘the Gateway brings together the power […]

May 12, 2011

Facebook, Twitter are TV’s new power brokers

Digital media research company Futurescape has revealed how Facebook and Twitter are now considered power brokers for the global television industry.  They say their ability to create new business opportunities and engage viewers, boosting advertising and pay-TV revenue, gives them a significant and increasing influence over all aspects of television. Key findings come in the […]

May 11, 2011

Ads power ITV upwards, player goes mobile

An interim statement from ITV reveals revenues up 11 per cent in Q1 to £500 million (€569m) driven by the strong advertising market with its take up 12 per cent, ahead of the market growth of 10 per cent. Viewing figures were also up, 3 per cent on ITV 1 and 11 per cent across […]

May 11, 2011

Tick off for DTT?

Intellect, the trade association for the UK’s technology sector, has called for a reduced role for government on Digital Terrestrial Television issues once digital switchover is complete, marking the end of the ‘digital tick’ symbol. In its report – The future of digital terrestrial broadcasting –  Intellect warns that excessive regulation of DTT could stifle […]

May 11, 2011By Colin Mann

UK national ‘spine’ for local TV dislocated

The launch of a new national TV network, a key plank of culture secretary Jeremy Hunt’s plan for new local TV services, is to be delayed and may even be scrapped. Licensing of a new network to provide a national “spine” for the local TV services was due to commence next month, to be followed […]

May 11, 2011

Google sets aside $500m for ad investigation

Google is facing a wide-ranging investigation into its online advertising system by the US justice department, which could cost the Internet giant at least $500 million. The justice department has launched an investigation into whether Google’s lucrative advertising system unfairly treats some unnamed advertisers. Google is facing a similar probe by the European commission, as […]

May 11, 2011

TrueVisions selects NDS

NDS has been selected by TrueVisions, Thailand’s largest pay-TV operator, to secure and enable next-generation hybrid services for its subscribers. The solutions selected by TrueVisions will enable it to securely engage and maintain viewer interest with new TV features and services. NDS VideoGuard, the pay-TV security solution which currently protects over $50 billion worth of […]

May 11, 2011