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NDS Results

NDS has announced its results for the first quarter ended September 30, 2007. Revenue for first quarter was up 25 per cent to $204.9 million (E142m) and operating income for…

Sirius narrows loss

Sirius Satellite Radio reported a narrower third-quarter loss and recorded a 50 per cent increase in new subscribers ahead of its planned combination with larger rival XM Satellite Radio. Sirius…

blinkx reports strong growth

Video search engine blinkx has reported positive financial results for the period ended 30 September 2007. Gross profit for the first half of 2008 was $2.2 million (E1.5m), with a…

SES Q3 results

SES has reported on its financial performance for the three months ended 30 September 2007. Revenue was E406.9 million. Operating profit was E175.9 million and Net profit was E138.8million Romain…

Senators want network blocking probe

Two US Senators have called for a congressional hearing to investigate allegations that phone and cable companies are stifling communications over the Internet and on mobile phones. Sens. Byron Dorgan,…

Comcast sales up, earnings flat

Comcast earnings fell sharply in the third quarter in the context of a year-earlier gain related to its acquisition of cable systems from Adelphia Communications. Comcast’s net income fell 54…

Microsoft stake in Facebook

Microsoft has beaten off competition from Google to pay $240 million for a 1.6 per cent stake in Facebook that values the popular social networking site at $15 billion. Microsoft…

No subsidies for DTV in North Rhine-Westphalia

The European Commission has decided that plans to finance part of the fees commercial broadcasters pay for the transmission of their programmes on the DVB-T network in North Rhine-Westphalia are…

ASA cans Sky ad

The UK ASA (Advertising Standards Authority) has banned a Sky advert following complaints over the claim that new and existing customers get equally good deals with the company. The advert…

Digiturk hopes for $550m in IPO

Digiturk, Turkey’s largest digital television broadcaster, plans to raise as much as $550 million (E386m) in an IPO of 25 per cent of its business. The company is controlled by…

Eutelsat Q1 sales up 6%

Eutelsat Communications said sales jumped 6.2 per cent to E211.9 million in its first quarter to September from E199.5 million a year earlier thanks to “the continuing good performance of…

ITU contemplate digital television spectrum

The US has led calls to allocate a significant chunk of the radio frequency spectrum for use by digital television. On the opening day the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), US…

Ofcom warns adult channels

Ofcom has warned that all adult channels face being encrypted following a spate of complaints over explicit content including allegations of on-air masturbation and the promotion of premium-rate services. The…

Gilat assesses bids

Gilat the Israeli satellite network group, is evaluating interest from several strategic and private equity buyers in buying the company. The company, which is listed on Nasdaq in the US…

Viacom won't back down on Google

Viacom has stated that it will not drop its $1 billion lawsuit against YouTube parent Google. Philippe Dauman, Viacom’s chief executive, said that Google had not done enough to prevent…