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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

U targets single market for online content

The European Commission wants to give a boost to Europe’s online content sector. The Commission is encouraging the content industry, telecoms companies and ISPs to work together to make available…

YouTube ban in China

In a move aimed at YouTube and other smaller rivals, the Chinese authorities announced that all video-sharing websites must have official government approval before they can be accessed by Chinese…

NBC takes stake In India's NDTV

NBC Universal has taken a major stake of around 30 per cent in NDTV's UK arm in a deal rumoured to be worth $100 million. The stake is in NDTV…