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Canwest bankrupt

Canada's largest media company, Canwest Global Communications, has filed for bankruptcy protection as it struggles to unearth itself from a C$4bn (£2.4bn) mountain of debt. The sprawling empire owns a…

News Corp appoints key execs to Digital Media Group

News Corp has announced a series of executive appointments within the company's Digital Media Group, the division responsible for driving digital strategy across the organisation, and directing the company's standalone…

Comcast eyes NBC stake

General Electric is said to have sounded out Comcast, the US cable operator, over the sale of at least part of NBC Universal if Vivendi decides to divest its 20…

EBU backs Hybrids, calls for harmony

The Technical Committee of the European Broadcasting Union has agreed a set of measures for Hybrid Broadcast Broadband (HBB) services and devices. It says it backs "the exciting opportunity these…

Cisco to acquire Tandberg (not that one)

Cisco is to acquire Tandberg for $2.96bn. The Norwegian public corporation is the world's biggest maker of videoconference equipment and was the mother company from which Tandberg Television (now owned…

Virgin and BT make joint pay-TV submission

Virgin Media and BT have attacked BSkyB's pricing mechanism for its premium channels in a joint submission to Ofcom's pay-TV inquiry. The companies say Sky's "near monopoly" restricts consumer choice…

BT attacks anti-piracy plans

BT Group has criticised a government proposal that would allow UK authorities to suspend Internet access temporarily for those who engage repeatedly in copyright-infringing file sharing. BT said the 'summary…

Mandelson: broadband suspension shoud be ‘last resort’

Lord Mandelson has repeated that illegal filesharing posed a threat to Britain’s creative industries and it was vital for such industries to be allowed to flourish, but emphasised filesharers could…

Virgin Media to proceed with secondary listing

Virgin Media has published a copy of its prospectus for listing and trading on the main market of the London Stock Exchange by way of a secondary listing. It is…

Ball, ITV split

Tony Ball, the former Sky chief offered the job of chief executive of ITV almost a month ago, has pulled out of the process. ITV said in a statement that…

Canvas STBs for Xmas 2010

Set top boxes for Project Canvas, the IP catch-up TV initiative from the BBC, ITV, Five and BT, are scheduled to be available in shops by December of next year.…

FCC chairman backs wireless neutrality

Wireless carriers shouldn’t be allowed to block certain types of Internet traffic flowing over their networks, the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission chairman said in a speech that drew…

Cable companies support DVB-C2

Nine of Europe’s leading cable network operators, representing more than 35 million connected homes, have shown their immediate support and declared their intention to exploit the operational potential of DVB-C2.…

Murdoch and Shields together

The as yet un-named firm will pursue a strategy of investment, development and cross-discipline partnerships aimed at fusing the traditional genre of television production with the reach, power and engagement…

New Virgin CFO

Virgin Media has named Tesco UK finance director Eamonn O'Hare as its new CFO. O'Hare will join in November after four years with the UK supermarket chain. He replaces Jerry…