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BT bets on Sky Sports

BT Vision CEO Marc Watson expects Sky Sports to be part of its package by next summer. Watson told reporters that Ofcom's announcement last month that BSkyB should cut its…

Murdoch to shake up Star

James Murdoch is planning a sweeping shake-up of the Star television operations. The move will involve a sharp cut in jobs in Hong Kong and the rest of the region,…

Strong 09 for Sky

BSkyB has added a better-than-forecast 124,000 subscribers in the past three months, hitting a total of 9.4 million, boosted by price cuts and promotion for its high-definition TV service, with…

A fifth of consumers to cut back on pay TV

Almost a fifth of UK consumers are set to reduce what they spend on pay TV because of the recession, according to a study by YouGov for Callcredit Marketing Solutions.…

Sky hit 9.4 m subs

BSkyB is expected to announce 100,000 net additional subscriptions in its financial reporting today. This will bring the company's subscriber base to roughly 9.4 million, on target to hit the…

ESPN on Virgin with Premier League

Virgin Media and ESPN have confirmed that the new ESPN channel will be available in both standard and HD to Virgin Media's 3.5 million digital TV customers from 3rd August.…

Setanta back in UK?

Setanta Sports may be back broadcasting in the UK after the Broadcasting Commission of Ireland granted two new satellite licences.Setanta Sports 1 will be a subscription service broadcasting live and…

Setanta EPG slots auction

Administrators are hoping Setanta’s nine channels slots on BSkyB’s EPG , will net up to £1m, (E1.15m) in an auction. Deloitte has appointed Canis Media, the TV channel management company…

Sky helps pay for sport

As part of its campaign against the suggestion of regulated prices, and reserving more events for FTA, BSkyB has claimed that income from broadcasting plays a "key role in supporting…

Digital Plus loses 148,000 subs in a year

From David Del Valle in Madrid The future of the Spain’s largest pay-TV platform, Digital Plus, looks in doubt as subscriber numbers fall. The company, owned by Sogecable, controlled in…