Advanced Television


Virgin considers content sale

Virgin Media is said to be considering selling off its content division – again. According to FT, the company is considering restructuring the business to become a set of communications platforms rather than producing any content of its own. As part of the Telewest / NTL merger that formed Virgin Media, Telewest tried to sell […]

November 7, 2008

News Corp suffers as ad revenues fall

Rupert Murdoch has sharply cut forecasts for News Corp, predicting lower ad revenue will see it suffer double-digit declines in operating income for this fiscal year, rather than the 4-6 per cent growth previously forecast. News Corp said it expects a low to mid-teens percentage drop in operating profit from the $5.13 billion it recorded […]

November 7, 2008

Liberty Global posts Q3 loss

International cable operator Liberty Global has reported a 17 per cent increase in third-quarter sales. Operating cash flow, which the company considers its key operational measure, rose 27 per cent to $1.17 billion in the quarter, helped by factors including organic growth and foreign exchange movements. Revenue was $2.65 billion from $2.26 billion, and Net […]

November 7, 2008

MTV uploads for MySpace

MySpace US users can now upload MTV Networks videos without fear of having them taken down. News Corp's MySpace social network has signed a deal with Viacom's MTV Networks and online video technology company Auditude to allow the automatic identifying of online video clips uploaded by its hundreds of millions of users. Auditude's system will […]

November 4, 2008

KidsCo launches in Germany

KidsCo, the joint venture channel owned by NBC Universal, Cookie Jar Group and Corus Entertainment, has launched in Germany after it entered into an agreement with local cable operator, Unitymedia. The channel will broadcast a raft of educational programming and family movies.

October 30, 2008

Kazaa foes fight piracy

Two former adversaries who squared off in a bitter legal battle over Kazaa – Micahel Speck and Kevin Bermeister – have joined forces to invent new technology that they say will eliminate the illegal sharing of pirated content over peer-to-peer networks. The pair have developed an application designed to run on existing internet service provider […]

October 28, 2008

Latens global reseller agreement with Motorola

Latens has announced a global reseller agreement with Motorola that makes Latens CAS the core CA component of Motorola's integrated IPTV ecosystem reference platform. The reseller agreement encompasses the complete range of Latens CA and Middleware products for IPTV, Cable, Satellite and Terrestrial networks. It cements a strategic relationship between the two companies that has […]

October 28, 2008

NDS profit slump

CA technology company NDS has reported a drop in revenue and net profit for its fiscal first quarter. Revenue for the quarter fell 11 per cent to $182.2 million, from $204.8 million in the corresponding quarter. Revenue from conditional access fell 19 per cent, and revenue from integration, development and support services increased by 4 […]

October 23, 2008

Sky Italia keeps Olympics

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced an agreement with SKY Italia for the broadcast rights within Italy for the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games and the Games of the XXXI Olympiad in 2016. SKY Italia will also be the broadcaster for the Vancouver 2010 and London 2012 Olympic Games. SKY Italia, Italy's leading digital satellite […]

October 23, 2008

YouTube CEO: work with us

From Colin Mann in Cannes YouTube co-founder Chad Hurley has called on broadcasters to work with the online video community to extend their reach and develop business models. Delivering a MIPCOM keynote speech on Managing Content in the Internet Age, Hurley told delegates: "We want to continue to be your partner and continue to work […]

October 16, 2008