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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 services for German cable homes from Eutelsat’s Eurobird 9. For Tele Columbus, the cooperation gives the company more freedom in negotiations with content providers and […]

February 11, 2008

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 original programming as the company tries to make up for the fragmenting audience of its flagship terrestrial channel and challenge Dave, the channel operated by […]

February 11, 2008

Fastweb and LA7 DTT

Fastweb subscribers can now purchase LA7 Cartapiù digital terrestrial premium content. The Fastweb decoder has been certified by LA7 to receive and transmit digital terrestrial pay content. To access the service, all Fastweb clients have to do is purchase the LA7 Cartapiù Smart Card and content packages or a “top-up” card which are on sale […]

February 11, 2008

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 of 32 per cent. Approximately 85 per cent of 2007's units support digital television and digital set-top box markets, while 15 per cent comprises other […]

February 11, 2008

SIDSA debuts Enter TV

SIDSA has launched “EnterTV” a DVB-H one-stop-shop for manufacturers of Portable and Mobile TV devices. The company says it integrates its own IC with the best-in-class third party solutions to provide Portable and Mobile TV device manufacturers with fast time to market. Enter TV modules and reference designs include silicon tuners from Microtune and NXP […]

February 8, 2008

Italy names Commission for access to DTT frequencies

From Branislav Pekic in Rome Italy's Communications Authority (AgCom) has named the commission with the task of selecting the independent content suppliers and the national and local broadcasters that will get access to 40 per cent of the transmission capacity of the multiplexes managed by RAI, Elettronica Industriale (Mediaset group) and Telecom Italia Media Broadcasting […]

February 7, 2008

US watching primetime online

Nearly 80 million Americans (43 per cent of the online population) have watched one of their favourite TV shows on the Internet according to a Digital Life America tracking study conducted by Solutions Research Group, up significantly from 12 months ago when that figure was just 25 per cent. A full 20 per cent of […]

February 7, 2008

Kanal 5 for Viasat and Canal

Modern Times Group (MTG) has confirmed that Viasat Broadcasting has signed an agreement with Canal Digital in Sweden to include the Kanal 5 channel on Viasat's DTH satellite and IPTV platforms, and for TV3 to be made available on the Canal Digital satellite and IPTV platforms. The channels will be included in Viasat's and Canal […]

February 6, 2008

Cablevision: VOD your DVD

In the latest on-line off-line media twist, Cablevision is set to offer US consumers the option of seeing a movie via its on-demand service, as long as they agreed to pay for a DVD of the film. The service, branded ‘Popcorn DVDs On Demand’, would allow Cablevision’s digital subscribers to order a DVD via their […]

February 6, 2008

Three for pay Danish pay DTT

The Danish regulator has received three applications for pay-TV services on the DTT network. The Mediesekretariatet confirmed the three interested parties are Swedish pay-TV operator Boxer, Telenor's Danmarks Digital TV and Modern Times Group's Danmarks TV. The licence will cover the operation of both mobile TV and digital terrestrial services over four available multiplexes It […]

February 6, 2008