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Sky completes digital roster with agency partners

Sky has finalised its digital marketing roster with confirmation of newly appointed agencies in both creative and paid search. The appointments follow a comprehensive review of agency support across all digital disciplines. The roster for the creative account is made up of three incumbents – Digital and Direct, WCRS & Co and Brothers & Sisters […]

February 14, 2011

Ericsson and Akamai strategic alliance

Ericsson and Akamai Technologies have confirmed an exclusive strategic alliance focused on mobile cloud acceleration solutions aimed at improving end-user Internet experiences such as mobile ecommerce, enterprise applications and Internet content. The companies will jointly develop solutions for the fast-growing market of content and applications delivered to mobile devices. Ericsson and Akamai bring together the […]

February 14, 2011

Nokia and Microsoft join for smartphone catch up

Nokia and Microsoft have revealed plans to form a broad strategic partnership to try and ‘create a new global mobile ecosystem.’ The companies will “jointly create mobile products and services designed to offer consumers, operators and developers unrivalled choice and opportunity.” The partners say that as each company would focus on its core competencies, the […]

February 11, 2011

Nokia to swap Symbian for Microsoft?

Shares of Nokia are climbing amid speculation that the company may be about to announce a software alliance with Microsoft that would mean using their operating system in place of the troubled Symbian. Nokia’s share of the global smartphone market fell to 31 per cent in the fourth quarter from 40 per cent a year […]

February 4, 2011

Comcast, Time Warner Xfinity agreement

Comcast and Time Warner have signed a long-term agreement that provides Comcast digital cable customers with access to TV shows and movies from Turner Broadcasting System, networks, including TNT, TBS, CNN, HLN, truTV, Turner Classic Movies, Cartoon Network and Adult Swim.  The content will appear shortly after initial airing at no additional cost to Comcast’s […]

February 2, 2011

Sky Italia, Fastweb combine TV offers

News Corp digital satellite operation Sky Italia and broadband operator Fastweb have agreed to combine Sky’s satellite TV offer with Fastweb’s broadband Internet and landline services in a deal aimed at boosting customer numbers in Italy. Under the terms of the new offer, named ‘Home Pack’, consumers will be able to choose entertainment, connectivity and […]

January 31, 2011

Adobe alights at thePlatform

Online video management service thePlatform and Adobe Systems have confirmed an alliance aimed at providing enhanced solutions for the delivery of online and mobile content with secure video management and publishing services for media publishers utilising the Adobe Flash Platform. The pair will integrate thePlatform’s mpx video management system with the Adobe Flash Platform leveraging […]

January 25, 2011

OIPF and bmcoforum join forces

Industry bodies OIPF (Open IPTV Forum) and bmcoforum (Broadcast Mobile Convergence Forum) have revealed plans to join forces and merge the activities of bmcoforum into the OIPF. The pair say the merger will result in a strong single entity with broad representation and influence across the fixed and mobile broadband industries, as the two bodies […]

January 24, 2011By Colin Mann

Canal+, Orange movie channel JV

Formerly fierce competitors for premium pay-TV subscribers, Bertrand Meheut, Chairman of the Canal+ Group, and Stéphane Richard, Chief Executive Officer of Orange, have announced a strategic partnership plan to bring the Orange cinema series package and TPS Star together under one joint venture. The business will be owned 50-50 by the two partners and managed […]

January 20, 2011