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Philips minority in TV set JV

Royal Philips Electronics has announced the creation of a joint venture with TPV Technology Limited of Hong Kong. The JV will be called TP Vision and will be 70 per…

Canoe runs aground

Canoe Ventures, the advanced television joint venture of the US’s leading cable companies, is shutting down the bulk of the venture that lets viewers interact with TV ads, laying off…

TiVo, Pace partnership

TiVo, Pace partnership

DVR specialist TiVo and STB maker Pace have revealed plans to port TiVo’s software to Pace’s set-tops and gateways. The initiative is designed further to enable operators around the world…

Verizon, Redbox video JV

Online entertainment service Netflix is to face nationwide competition in the OTT and physical and digital markets with the news that US telco Verizon and retail solutions specialist Coinstar are…

BesTV, CNTV mull IPTV monopoly

At a recent investor meeting held by Shanghai BesTV, executives said that the Shanghai Media Group IPTV subsidiary was continuing its partnership talks with CCTV’s national online TV station CNTV.…

MetroPCS, Mobile Content Venture in mobile TV partnership

US wireless cellco MetroPCS Communications and broadcaster Joint Venture the Mobile Content Venture (MCV) are partnering to enable MetroPCS customers to watch live, local broadcast television on their mobile phones…

DoCoMo, 5 majors in semiconductor JV

Leading Japanese telco NTT DoCoMo has reached a basic agreement with five companies — Fujitsu  Fujitsu Semiconductor, NEC Corporation, Panasonic Mobile Communications, and Samsung Electronics — to establish a fabless…

Sony quits LCD JV with Samsung

Japanese electronics giant Sony is to exit its S-LCD manufacturing joint-venture with South Korea’s Samsung. Samsung will pay $940 million to Sony for complete ownership of the venture. Sony and…

EC permits Ziggo, HBO JV

The European Commission has given permission for the joint venture between The Netherland’s  Ziggo MSO and HBO for a package of premium channels. The Commission said the deal would not…

Orange pay-TV on Xbox in 2012

Orange pay-TV on Xbox in 2012

Orange is to offer 30 TV channels on the Xbox Live platform from next spring. The deal between Orange and Microsoft will see customers able to change channels and control…

Pay-DTT from Sky and TVNZ

Sky Television and Television New Zealand (TVNZ) have formed a partnership to launch a new digital pay television service, delivering pay channels over Sky’s digital terrestrial spectrum. Sky has a…

AT&T and DirecTV extend co-branding agreement

DirecTV and AT&T have signed a three-year extension to their commercial agreement and will continue to offer a co-branded version of DirecTV ‘s satellite television service across the 22 states…

Canal Plus and TVN merge Polish DTH

Following the news in October that France’s leading pay-TV platform Canal Plus was entering  into exclusive negotiations with Poland’s ITI and TVN Groups to create a strategic partnership in Poland,…

Rovi partners for Chinese VoD service

Rovi and Mei Ah Digital Technology, one of the companies in Mei Ah Entertainment Group, have formed a collaboration to launch a new Chinese online VoD  service branded BOYABO that…

VoD service SeeSaw closes

UK VoD service SeeSaw appears to have closed for good, following an initial planned closure in June. The company’s website simply says: “Thanks for your support but SeeSaw is no…

Canal+ Group to partner with ITI and TVN in Poland

France’s leading pay-TV platform Canal+, ITI and TVN Groups are entering into exclusive negotiations to create a strategic partnership in Poland.   TVN Group, the leading media group in Poland,…