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BBFC ratings online

The British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) has launched a voluntary online ratings scheme, extending its established ratings labels to digital downloads and computer games. Web stores and services that sign up to the content ratings system, called BBFC Online, will apply the guidance labels to downloaded and streamed films, TV shows and computer games […]

May 22, 2008

Time Warner $9bn cable spin-off

Time Warner will receive a higher than expected $9.25 billion dividend from the spin-off of Time Warner Cable and has confirmed plans for a “complete legal and structural separation” of the two companies. Jeff Bewkes' biggest strategic step since becoming Time Warner chief executive in January would help each company's management focus on realising the […]

May 22, 2008

BBFC ratings online

The British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) has launched a voluntary online ratings scheme, extending its established ratings labels to digital downloads and computer games. Web stores and services that sign up to the content ratings system, called BBFC Online, will apply the guidance labels to downloaded and streamed films, TV shows and computer games […]

May 22, 2008

Time Warner $9bn cable spin-off

Time Warner will receive a higher than expected $9.25 billion dividend from the spin-off of Time Warner Cable and has confirmed plans for a “complete legal and structural separation” of the two companies. Jeff Bewkes' biggest strategic step since becoming Time Warner chief executive in January would help each company's management focus on realising the […]

May 22, 2008

BBFC ratings online

The British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) has launched a voluntary online ratings scheme, extending its established ratings labels to digital downloads and computer games. Web stores and services that sign up to the content ratings system, called BBFC Online, will apply the guidance labels to downloaded and streamed films, TV shows and computer games […]

May 22, 2008

Time Warner $9bn cable spin-off

Time Warner will receive a higher than expected $9.25 billion dividend from the spin-off of Time Warner Cable and has confirmed plans for a “complete legal and structural separation” of the two companies. Jeff Bewkes' biggest strategic step since becoming Time Warner chief executive in January would help each company's management focus on realising the […]

May 22, 2008

Conax buys Secustream

Conax AS, the CA provider that is part of Telenor, has entered a contract to purchase 100 per cent of Secustream Technologies AS. Secustream delivers anti-pirate software solutions for interactive TV, including IPTV, PC-TV and web-TV. Secustream was founded by NTNU (Norwegian Technological University) and Telenor in October 2006, and has been financed by Proventure […]

May 21, 2008

News Corp adds to Premiere share

News Corp has upped its holding in the German pay-TV platform to 25.01 per cent. This is up from 22.7 per cent and follows the company progressively increasing its holding since January when it paid E287 million for a 14.58 per cent stake previously held by Unitymedia. News Corp executives Mark Williams and Tom Mockridge, […]

May 21, 2008

Conax buys Secustream

Conax AS, the CA provider that is part of Telenor, has entered a contract to purchase 100 per cent of Secustream Technologies AS. Secustream delivers anti-pirate software solutions for interactive TV, including IPTV, PC-TV and web-TV. Secustream was founded by NTNU (Norwegian Technological University) and Telenor in October 2006, and has been financed by Proventure […]

May 21, 2008

Viaccess closes on Orca

Viaccess, a France Telecom subsidiary, has announced the closing of the acquisition of the Orca Interactive. The acquisition of Orca Interactive is part of Viaccess's strategy to supply its customers with a complete offer of services and integrated products for broadcast-IPTV applications.

May 21, 2008