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32 candidates for 13 mobile TV frequencies

From Sotires Eleftheriou in Paris The French broadcasting regulator CSA received 32 candidates for the 13 mobile TV DVB-H frequencies by the closing time for applications. Many of the proposals come from existing channels broadcast on traditional platforms (DTT, cable, satellite, IPTV). In addition there were some created specifically for the mobile platform; whether mobile […]

January 18, 2008

PT Multimedia’s acquires TVTEL

PT Multimedia has acquired a 20 per cent stake in Potugese cable TV company TVTEL and will acquire the remaining 80 per cent from investment bank Caixa BI, subject to the approval of competition authorities.

January 18, 2008

MTV Adria for sale, CME interested

From Branislav Pekic in Rome US media group CME has emerged as the frontrunner for the acquisition of regional music channel MTV Adria, according to local media reports. CME already owns MTV Romania, as well as commercial broadcasters in Croatia (Nova TV), Slovenia (Pop TV, Kanal A), Romania (Pro TV, Acasa TV, Sport.ro), Slovakia (Markiza, […]

January 16, 2008

Disney promotes Gilby

Disney Channel UK managing director Rob Gilby has been promoted to head the broadcaster’s operations across Asia-Pacific. Gilby takes the new role of senior vice president and managing director for the region for Disney-ABC International Television as part of a restructure.

January 16, 2008

Narrowstep up 49%

Narrowstep, the internet tv provider, says revenues for the three months ended November 30, 2007 increased by $571,571, or 49 per cent. The company says the increase in quarter-to-date and year-to-date revenue resulted primarily from the addition of new customers while focusing on retaining its larger and more profitable customers. Operating costs for the quarter […]

January 15, 2008

BSkyB appeal extension on ITV

BSkyB has been granted an extension of the time it can apply to the Competition Appeal Tribunal over a forced sale of its stake in rival broadcaster ITV. Originally BSkyB was meant to decide on an appeal by January 16th but has been granted permission to wait and hear the view of the secretary of […]

January 15, 2008

EchoStar appoints Olmstead

Staellite provider EchoStar has appointed Dean Olmstead as President of Satellite Services. Until recently, Olmstead served as an advisor to Loral Space Communications on strategic and growth opportunities for Loral’s satellite service businesses.

January 15, 2008

Industria partnership with Anevia

Industria, IPTV solutions provider, and Anevia, French designer of the Toucan VOD/nPVR servers, have signed a partnership agreement that is intended to ensure successful sales activities between Industria’s products and services and Anevia’s products. The main focus of the partnership will be on marketing and sales of integrated solutions featuring Industria’s flagship product, the Zignal […]

January 11, 2008

Sony and Disney buy FilmFlex

FilmFlex, the cable movies VOD service in UK, has been bought by Sony Pictures and Disney. The two studios already owned a third each of the business, and acquired the remaining third held by SeaChange subsidiary OnDemand Group. The stake was acquired for approximately $14.5 million

January 10, 2008

MTVN expands net syndication

MTV Networks has unveiled its targeted online syndication strategy, announcing partnerships with select online video sites to deliver a vast library of video content from MTVN’s popular brands. These sites include Dailymotion, GoFish, imeem, MeeVee and Veoh, and join AOL, Bebo, Comcast’s Fancast, Joost and MSN to comprise MTVN’s portfolio of online syndication partners. MTVN’s […]

January 10, 2008