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Sogecable launches Canal+HD

From David Del Valle in Madrid The largest Spanish pay-TV group, Sogecable, is the first company in the country to distribute nationwide a High Definition channel with the launch of…

CSA calls for HD DTT bids

France's broadcasting regulator, the Conseil supérieur de l’audiovisuel (CSA), has issued a call for bids to broadcast a High Definition pay-TV service on one of the country's digital terrestrial multiplexes.…

Pay-TV content war

From David Del Valle in Madrid The main Spanish pay-TV operators Digital Plus (DTH), ONO (cable) and Imagenio (IPTV) are strengthening their programming line-up in a tough fight for capturing…

DTV penetration 43% in 2012

The proportion of digital TV subscribers worldwide is predicted to exceed 40 per cent by 2012 according to a report by the Korea Information Society Development Institute. The report said…

CCTV launches HD

China’s Central Television (CCTV) has commenced the launch of its high definition TV services. The service rolled out on 1st January, will first broadcast in Beijing, and then throughout the…

Discovery joins the Picnic

Discovery Networks UK is to offer a factual channel on Picnic TV, the new pay-TV service that Sky proposes to launch on UK digital terrestrial television. Discovery becomes the second…

Turner brands for Mobix

Turner Broadcasting System and Mobix have launched three of Turner's most popular brands as on-portal video-on-demand propositions and via Sky's mobile TV pack. Following on from the successful broadcast launch…

Widevine partners with Digital Latin America

Digital Latin America, provider of digital content and applications for Latin America, and Widevine Technologies, provider of multiformat, multiplatform content protection and watermarking solutions, have partnered to secure content for…

NDS, Kaon support ASTER

NDS, provider of technology solutions for digital pay-TV, has joined forces with Kaonmedia (Kaon) to deliver digital set-top boxes (STB) and DVRs, including a DVR for viewing in High Definition,…

Sky expands leading movie download service

Sky is to significantly increase the range of movies available for customers to download after agreeing terms with Paramount and Warner Bros. The agreements mean that Sky Anytime on PC…

Prisa bids for Sogecable

From David Del Valle in Madrid The Spanish media group Prisa, owner of newspaper El Pais, has launched a bid for the rest of Sogecable, Spain’s largest pay-TV group, that…

Vivendi in Canal Plus for long haul

The chief executive of Vivendi has dismissed renewed talk on that his group may sell pay-TV unit Canal Plus. The statement followed speculation that the French media giant might exit…

Scott to Digital UK

Former Channel 4 managing director David Scott has been appointed chief executive of analogue TV switchover body Digital UK. Scott will take up the post, which puts him in overall…

Ofcom pay TV concerns

Ofcom has raised possible concerns over competition within the UK pay TV sector. The concerns are raised in a consultation document investigating the pay TV market. Ofcom launched an investigation…

Cable losing out to satellite

More American TV households are receiving video programming via an alternate delivery system (ADS) than ever before while MSOs' penetration continued to fall, according to a TVB analysis of Nielsen…