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Over a quarter of NZ homes have Freeview

Growth of the free-to-air digital broadcasting platform, Freeview, continues to track upwards, according to figures which illustrate that as of 30th June, 2010, it is now being watched by viewers in more than a quarter of New Zealand homes. A total of 419,945 of  households (26.1 per cent) are now enjoying the free digital service. […]

August 23, 2010

Worldspace: Class Action suit gets serious

Worldspace, the struggling pay-radio operator, is facing another challenge, this time from investors who allege certain wrongdoings over the broadcaster’s IPO. Last week Judge Peter Walsh, who is supervising Worldspace’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy, ruled that Worldspace must hand over all and any documents that lawyers have demanded in the long-running Class Action against Worldspace and […]

August 23, 2010by Chris Forrester

Yahoo! will buy into Hulu?

Yahoo! is preparing to buy a “considerable” stake in Hulu, if the VoD site goes through with its IPO, according to investment bank Stifel Nicolaus & Co. It has been reported Hulu will go for a float and seek a value of $2bn. Hulu generated video ad impressions of 783 million in July, putting it […]

August 23, 2010

Bundesliga going 3D

Deutsche Telekom and Sky Deutschland are in discussions with the German Football League for the rights to broadcast Bundesliga games in 3D, according to local press reports. Bidding to acquire the broadcast rights for the 2013/2014 season are set to commence next year – one year earlier than normal – allowing more time for discussions […]

August 23, 2010

SES Astra enhances 3D demo channel

  SES Astra has enhanced the programme offer for its 3D demo channel and entered into a partnership with Italian public broadcaster Rai for the delivery of experimental 3D content.  The Astra 3D demo channel is broadcast free-to-air via Astra’s orbital position 23.5º East and features high quality 3D content including sports, music and entertainment. […]

August 23, 2010

Sport TV launches dedicated HD Premier League channel

From Branislav Pekic in Rome Portuguese pay-TV channel Sport TV has launched a HD channel solely dedicated to English Premier League football, with live transmissions of the new season and archive content. Sport TV Liga Inglesa will be available in the pay-TV packages of Zon, Meo and Clix, at no additional cost to subscribers of […]

August 13, 2010

Multi-service support Euromedia Feature May 2010

Multi Service Support Euromedia Feature May 2010 THE SERVICE PROVIDER WORLD IS CHANGING RAPIDLY, BUT WHAT ABOUT THE SOFTWARE GLUE THAT BINDS OPERATORS SERVICES TOGETHER? STEVE GOLD SPOKE TO SOME OF TODAY’S MOVERS AND SHAKERS IN THE MARKETPLACE TO WORK OUT HOW THIS IMPORTANT SEGMENT IS EVOLVING TO MEET THE DIVERSE NEEDS OF MULTI-SERVICE SERVICE […]

August 13, 2010

Five cuts begin but Desmond pledges £1.5bn

Five is to lose seven of its nine executive directors in a management cull as new owner Richard Desmond looks to cut £20m (E24m) from the business. In total up to 80 jobs will go. Among the leaving are director of strategy Charles Constable and managing director Mark White. Dawn Airey, the Five chairman and […]

August 13, 2010

Canvas: ‘roll up’

  The Project Canvas partners have issued a formal invitation for expressions of interest from CE makers to develop and bring Canvas devices to market in 2011. Consumer manufacturers have until August 25 to come forward in process Canvas says “will enable the joint venture to rapidly engage new device partners and develop a broad […]

August 12, 2010

Rupert Murdoch needs a sense of humour

I wonder if Rupert Murdoch allows himself an ironic chuckle that while the UK government (in common with virtually all its counterparts) is preparing legislation to punish consumers and distributors for stealing content rights, its regulator is forcing Sky to handover those rights (or the product of them) for a discounted price. I imagine Murdoch […]

August 9, 2010