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TF1, Canal+ M6 defend commercial channels

French commercial TV operators Television Francaise 1 (TF1), Vivendi SA’s Canal+ and M6-Metropole Television have announced the creation of an association (ACP) to ‘defend the rights and professional interests’ of national, private, terrestrial channels. The formation of ACP comes at the time when a government-appointed commission is due to announce its proposals for removing advertising […]

May 23, 2008

TF1, Canal+ M6 defend commercial channels

French commercial TV operators Television Francaise 1 (TF1), Vivendi SA’s Canal+ and M6-Metropole Television have announced the creation of an association (ACP) to ‘defend the rights and professional interests’ of national, private, terrestrial channels. The formation of ACP comes at the time when a government-appointed commission is due to announce its proposals for removing advertising […]

May 23, 2008

Social networking ads diappointing

The failure of social networking sites – such as Facebook and MySpace – to translate their global popularity into ad revenue has led research company eMarketer to downgrade ad-spend forecasts for the social-networking sector by around £250 million (E312m) by 2011. eMarketer said that “in spite of the media hype” around social networking worldwide-advertising spending […]

May 23, 2008

Social networking ads disappointing

The failure of social networking sites – such as Facebook and MySpace – to translate their global popularity into ad revenue has led research company eMarketer to downgrade ad-spend forecasts for the social-networking sector by around £250 million (E312m) by 2011. eMarketer said that “in spite of the media hype” around social networking worldwide-advertising spending […]

May 23, 2008

BBC iPlayer receives 75m+ requests

BBC research has revealed that the BBC iPlayer has now received more than 75 million requests to stream or download programmes since launch. The research also shows that BBC iPlayer enjoyed another month of strong growth during April. The total number of requests for downloads and streams of BBC programmes in April was 21 million, […]

May 22, 2008

NBC partners with DISH to expand interactive advertising

DISH Network Corporation, Americas third largest pay-TV provider and NBC Universal, have signed an agreement to provide interactive trigger capabilities to NBC Universal’s 14 television networks and 10 NBC owned-and-operated TV stations. DISH Network subscribers who have a digital video recorder will now be able to use their remote controls to request more information from […]

May 22, 2008

Videoload and Sony movie deal

Sony Pictures Television International (SPTI) and Videoload, the Video on Demand (VOD) and Electronic Sell Through (EST) service from Deutsche Telekom, have inked an agreement that makes Sony Pictures titles available through the service. Videoload customers can now buy Sony Pictures titles digitally on an EST basis for retention on their PCs and burning to […]

May 22, 2008

TVN to invest $28m in VOD

TVN Entertainment Corp., the on demand company, has announced it will be investing $28 million this year in infrastructure, technology, and business processes to support its advanced suite of file-based delivery services. The new investment plan allows TVN to significantly expand its research and development activities and increase storage and distribution capacity.

May 22, 2008

NBC partners with DISH to expand interactive advertising

DISH Network Corporation, Americas third largest pay-TV provider and NBC Universal, have signed an agreement to provide interactive trigger capabilities to NBC Universal’s 14 television networks and 10 NBC owned-and-operated TV stations. DISH Network subscribers who have a digital video recorder will now be able to use their remote controls to request more information from […]

May 22, 2008

Spain’s new government confirms DTT roadmap

From David Del Valle in Madrid The new Minister of Industry, Miguel Sebastian, has confirmed the analogue switch-off deadline, scheduled for April 3 2010, ruling out a delay in the migration to digital, contrary to Sogecable’s hopes of a deferment. The decision to allow pay DTT services, as broadcasters such as Mediapro – a shareholder […]

May 22, 2008