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Sky Italia aims for 0.5m new subscribers per year

Branislav Pekic from Rome With 4.2 million subscribers, equal to a potential audience of 14 million TV viewers, Sky Italia is now aiming to grow at a rate of 500,000 new subscribers a year. Speaking on the margins of the presentation of the 2007-2008programme schedule in Milan, Sky Italia CEO Tom Mockridge said that there […]

August 27, 2007

Scopus for Max TV

The Romanian MSO Digital Cable System (DCS) has selected Scopus' digital broadcast platform for its DTH service Max TV. Scopus will deploy a fourth transponder system in DCS' Bucharest headends. DCS groups together around 40 cable companies and launched Max TV, one of five DTH platforms serving the Romanian market, in July 2005.

August 27, 2007

IBM in second life

IBM sales representatives in Singapore, Malaysia and Australia will from Thursday staff the company’s virtual Business Centre in Second Life an online world where millions of participants create alter egos called avatars, buy property and interact with one another. The real reason why we’re doing this is because we do feel the beginning of a […]

August 26, 2007

Ofcom: Internet up, TV down

Ofcom has revealed the findings of its latest survey on viewer habits. Its annual Communications Market Report reveals new trends in the UK's £50 billion (E72.4bn) electronic communications sector. Consumers now spend 50 hours per week on the phone, surfing the internet, watching television or listening to the radio. Average daily internet use in 2006 […]

August 26, 2007

Viasat Scandinavia adds Warner Bros

Viasat Broadcasting has entered a licensing deal with Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group for Warner’s feature films to be aired on Viasat OnDemand and CDON on demand services in Scandinavia. The agreement will enable users of Viasat’s and CDON’s on demand services to order and view content on a video on demand basis (VOD) via […]

August 24, 2007

Google plans ads for YouTube

Google, which is trying to figure out how to carry ads on its YouTube service without disaffecting viewers, has unveiled its InVideo advertising programme – a vehicle for potential advertisers to reach YouTube’s 130 million viewers. Trial sponsors include 20th Century Fox and Warner Music. Sponsors and video publishers apply to participate at through YouTube. […]

August 24, 2007

Google plans ads for YouTube

Google, which is trying to figure out how to carry ads on its YouTube service without disaffecting viewers, has unveiled its InVideo advertising programme – a vehicle for potential advertisers to reach YouTube’s 130 million viewers. Trial sponsors include 20th Century Fox and Warner Music. Sponsors and video publishers apply to participate at through YouTube. […]

August 23, 2007

IBM: Now the viewer's in charge

A new IBM online survey of consumer digital media habits shows audiences are more in control than ever and increasingly filtering marketing messages. The global findings suggest time spent on personal Internet use rivals TV time. Among respondents, 19 per cent stated spending six hours or more per day on personal Internet usage, versus nine […]

August 23, 2007

Telia tie up with GMG

Telia has concluded a cooperation agreement with the Gaming Media Group (GMG) for developing computer games for the TV and web format. The first result of the collaboration is the Virtual Grand Prix – a championship in virtual motor sport that will close in the autumn. The finalists will compete in TV4 Plus for a […]

August 22, 2007

Inuk, Accedo partnership

Inuk Networks announced that it has entered into a partnership with Stockholm based content aggregator and distributor for IPTV and consumer electronics Accedo Broadband. The agreement will result in a new dedicated games service being added to Inuk's Freewire IPTV service and will be rolled out in two phases. Built on Accedo's Funspot games platform, […]

August 22, 2007