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Deutsche Telekom ‘back in cable’

Deutsche Telekom is re-entering the German cable television market in “a tactical move,”, says local press quoting spokesman Marc Sauser. “We want to throw a wrench in the works of…

Canal+ boosts 3D offer

France’s Canal + is  augmenting its 3D service with the promise of one blockbuster movie and a top-flight football match each month from March. Kicking off on February 12 with…

Sky Movies makes “excess profits”

Sky Movies makes “excess profits”

The UK Competition Commission probe into BSkyB finds it has “consistently” earned “excess profits” on its Sky Movies packages, that’s  the conclusion of a working paper published on its website.…

Trio accused of £40m Virgin TV fraud

Three men have been charged with defrauding TV giant Virgin Media of up to £40 million (€47.6m). The trio have been accused of importing 44,000 digital receivers which could be…

Darcey: Content King, others waste it online

Darcey: Content King, others waste it online

Sky’s business model creates a “virtuous circle” that aids the broadcaster’s ability to innovate, according to COO Mike Darcey. He told the Broadcasting Press Guild that “more content investment is…

Sky: Virgin must pay price for Atlantic

Sky: Virgin must pay price for Atlantic

BSkyB COO Mike Darcey implied the broadcaster and Virgin Media are still some way apart on price as they negotiate a carriage fee for the new Sky Atlantic channel. Darcey…

Dramatic increase in Brazilian pay-TV subs

Brazilian telecoms regulator Anatel says the country now has 9.76 million homes with pay TV (as of December 31st), which represents a dramatic year-on-year growth of 30.7 per cent. During…

EU: No more exclusive territory rights

EU: No more exclusive territory rights

The European Court of Justice has been advised that BSkyB (and other pay operators across Europe) or rights holders cannot stop pubs (or anyone else) subscribing to foreign TV channels…

Pace in India talks

Pace has confirmed it is working to agree contract terms with a satellite operator for the launch of a new digital service in India. Reports suggest Pace is working on…

TeliaSonera adds 40,000 pay-TV subs

TeliaSonera added 49,000 subscribers to its pay-TV services in the fourth quarter of 2010 to reach a total of 935,000. The Nordic telco reported that 40 per cent of its…