Advanced Television

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Eutelsat sees growth

Eutelsat has reported that it's Q3 profits grew 11.6 per cent to E226.7 million. Video Applications registered sustained increases in revenue (+8.5 per cent) to E180.8 million. TV channels broadcast by Eutelsat’s fleet grew by 4.7 per cent), as Eutelsat further consolidated the commercial strength of its nine video neighbourhoods. In total, the number of […]

November 5, 2009

BBC iPlayer on Freesat this month

The BBC has confirmed that it will start beta testing its popular iPlayer service on Freesat from the end of this month. BBC's iPlayer debuted on Virgin Media's cable service last year, but this will be the first subscription-free platform to get the fully-fledged version of iPlayer. ….

November 5, 2009

CIMM audience measurement to meet with STB data firms

The Coalition for Innovative Media Measurement has confirmed it will meet with five of the research firms currently providing set-top box data as a first step towards figuring out how the data could be used to measure TV audiences. The five companies asked to participate in the proprietary meetings are Nielsen, Rentrak, TiVo, TRA and […]

November 5, 2009

Telecom Italia Media gives up on sale of digital multiplexes

From Branislav Pekic in Rome The Board of Directors of Telecom Italia Media has decided to suspend the process of selling TIMB (Telecom Italia Media Broadcasting) which operates two national digital terrestrial TV multiplexes in Italy. The reasons cited for the move are the lack of adequate bids and the recent regulatory changes that could […]

November 5, 2009

EC legal pressure on UK over ad target protection

The Commission has moved to the second phase of an infringement proceeding against the UK over failure to provide its citizens with the full protection of EU rules on privacy and personal data protection when using electronic communications. The action stems from complaints over BT's trial of the Phorm targeted advertising system. "People’s privacy and […]

November 2, 2009

Piracy targets Spanish pay DTT

From David Del Valle in Madrid Pirates are targeting Spanish pay DTT. The Spanish police have seized 21,000 illegal DTT devices in the port of Algeciras, in the south of Spain. Imported from China the decoders could theoretically have cost operators E630,890 of subscriptions. Two companies, one Chinese and the other Spanish, have been targeted […]

October 30, 2009

Discovery Channel leads Latin American pay TV channels

According to TGI Latina, a consumer study covering the region's media industry, Discovery Channel ranked as the number one pay TV channel in viewer satisfaction and weekly viewership throughout the region. Discovery Channel has occupied the top position in the TGI rankings throughout each of the ten years the study has been published. The survey […]

October 30, 2009

Roxio CinemaNow to power Blockbuster On Demand

Sonic Solutions is set to power access to the Blockbuster On Demand movie service across a range of new home and mobile electronic devices. As part a multi-year agreement, Sonic’s Roxio CinemaNow will enable digital delivery of a vast library of content to the living room through TiVo Digital Video Recorders and an assortment of […]

October 24, 2009

Abertis launches Internet TV platform

From David Del Valle in Madrid Spanish broadcasting services provider Abertis Telecom, along with Microsoft, is launching an Internet TV platform to distribute DTT channels. The platform will follow the model of Hulu.com. All broadcasters are negotiating to include their TV content on the platform as a way to exploit a new business opportunity as […]

October 24, 2009

Gol TV reaches 665,000 subs

From David Del Valle in Madrid First Spanish pay DTT channel Gol TV, operated by Mediapro, claims to have reached 665,000 subscribers since the beginning of the month with 15,000 through DTT and 650,000 through other pay-TV platforms (cable: Ono, R, Telecable, Euskaltel; IPTV: Imagenio, Jazztel and Orange). The company hopes to speed up the […]

October 21, 2009