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TiVo: rare profit

Revenue climbed 4% to $65.2 million, though that disappointed some analysts expecting a bigger gain. Significantly-lower marketing costs compared to a year ago helped boost profits. The company had 1.7 million TiVo-owned subscriptions at the end of the quarter, which declined slightly. But TiVo is looking for a boost from deals with multichannel platforms. TiVo's […]

August 28, 2008

Technetix acquires Dalvi assets

Paul Broadhurst, CEO of Technetix Group, said, “We are delighted with this development as Technetix and Dalvi Technology have very complimentary skills. The Dalvi Technology assets will add a number of additional key services to our well established offering of engineering, integration and supply chain services covering all the technologies in broadband cable networks. This […]

August 21, 2008

Mackenzie for MyVideoRights

Ashley Mackenzie says the company will aggregate videos and the rights to commercially exploit them, then syndicate them to what he says is a growing appetite for web video amongst small- and medium-sized destinations, like magazine websites. The focus is on short-form clips and MyVideoRights will handle all the video encoding chores on behalf of […]

August 20, 2008

NDS goes private with News Corp and Permira

News Corp is effectively selling around half its stake in the business to Permira as part of a complex deal. News Corp currently owns 72 per cent of NDS’s equity, controlling 96 per cent of the voting rights. Under the terms of the deal, which values NDS’s equity at $63 a share, News Corp will […]

August 18, 2008

Intelsat record revenues for Q2

Intelsat CEO Dave McGlade commented, “Intelsat’s second quarter results featured record revenues and continued strong operating performance. Our diverse customer base and global scale give us an outstanding competitive position. We continue to benefit from the communications infrastructure needs of global businesses, growing economies, mobile application providers and service providers entering newly deregulated markets. Our […]

August 15, 2008

New Unicom to spend RMB 100bln on 3G expansion

Netcom also plans to replace copper cables with fibre optic cables in certain parts of its service regions, in a three to five year project expected to cost up to RMB 15 bn

August 15, 2008

Foxtel adds 40,000 HD subs

At the end of June, Foxtel had 1.5 million direct and wholesale subscribers, and more than 30 per cent of homes in Foxtel areas now subscribe to the service, the company said. Foxtel's HD+ service, launched in June, now has nearly 40,000 subscribers.

August 15, 2008

Malone plays down DirecTV-Dish merger

The merger rumour surfaced following speculation that federal officials could be inclined to support it, following their approval of the XM-Sirius satellite radio merger. DirecTV and Dish attempted to merge several years ago, but the FCC rejected it in 2002 on competition grounds. In an earnings call following release of the company’s second quarter report, […]

August 14, 2008