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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Red Bee appoints Poulter

Red Bee Media has appointed former Miva European MD Adam Poulter as its executive commercial director. Poulter, who left the performance network last year, had previously been CEO at digital…

Carter for Brown

UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown has appointed Stephen Carter, the former chief executive of Ofcom, as his key strategy adviser. The 43-year-old, who is currently chief executive of corporate communications…

Ka-band for Eutelsat

Satellite operators Eutelsat has selected EADS Astrium to deliver its first satellite operating exclusively in Ka-band frequencies. The satellite will form the cornerstone of a major new satellite infrastructure programme…

blinkx Partners with ITN Source

blinkx has formed a partnership with ITN Source, one of the world’s leading providers of professional video content, to give blinkx viewers direct access to ITN Source’s market-leading collection of…

News Corp scoops Premiere stake

News Corporation has acquired a 14.58 per cent stake in German pay-TV operator Premiere, in a E287 million cash deal, making it the company’s biggest single shareholder. The shares were…