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Open download consortium

Another consortium has been formed to encourage open download and transfer of paid media. The Digital Entertainment Content Ecosystem (DECE), consortium brings together Warner Bros, “When we start to bundle these digital rights together, we believe we can actually develop and deliver a product to the consumer that’s better than free,” said Mitch Singer, chief […]

September 16, 2008

BT bid for soccer rights?

BT is mulling a bid for rights to the Premier League when the auction for coverage of the competition gets underway early next year. The Dan Marks, BT Vision's chief executive, has called a bid an "interesting idea". In the 2006 auction for rights through to the 2009/10 season Sky bid £1.3 billion (E1.64bn) for […]

September 16, 2008

Conax pairs chips for increased security

From Nick Snow in Amsterdam Conditional access provider Conax is claiming success with introducing increased levels of security to meet the new challenges that digital TV Conditional access provider Conax is claiming success with introducing increased levels of security to meet the new challenges that digital TV operators face. Chipset Pairing is a technology that […]

September 16, 2008

Consumer demand drives HD online content

From Colin Mann in Amsterdam Rich media specialist Akamai Technologies has revealed that trend research conducted with attendees of this year's IBC2008 shows that 82 per Rich media specialist Akamai Technologies has revealed that trend research conducted with attendees of this year's IBC2008 shows that 82 per cent of European broadcast organisations have plans to […]

September 16, 2008

All3Media on BlinkBox

All3Media International, the producer has struck a major online distribution deal to make its programmes available via video service BlinkBox. The deal will see 56 BlinkBox, the online video service that fashions itself as a cross between iTunes and Facebook, will provide all of All3Media’s content free of charge using an ad-supported model. The company […]

September 16, 2008

Kudelski claims Europe piracy victory

Kudelski, which owns Nagravision says it scored a big victory in its fight against pay-TV piracy in Europe with a German court prohibiting one of Although the banned “free-to-air” decoders also allow for reception of free (unencrypted) programming, the court found that the devices are illegal because they contain the electronic mechanism, the company said. […]

September 15, 2008

HBO Central Europe Launches Three HD Channels on AMOS

From Nick Snow in Amsterdam The AMOS satellites operator announced that HBO Central Europe has launched three new HD channels using Spacecom’s AMOS satellites. The three The AMOS satellites operator announced that HBO Central Europe has launched three new HD channels using Spacecom’s AMOS satellites. The three channels target HBO’s growing presence in key markets […]

September 15, 2008

Sling Media into Spain

From David Del Valle in Madrid Sling Media, a wholly-owned subsidiary of EchoStar, is launching its SlingBox products, Pro and Solo, to allow their customers in Sling Media, a wholly-owned subsidiary of EchoStar, is launching its SlingBox products, Pro and Solo, to allow their customers in Spain to watch and control the home TV from […]

September 12, 2008

ESPN nets Twenty20 rights

ESPN nets Twenty20 rights US sports broadcaster ESPN has paid almost $1 billion for the global rights to the Twenty20 Champions League, the world’s richest cricket ESPN paid $900 million for the commercial rights and a further $75 million for marketing the tournament. A bid for the rights from Abu Dhabi Sports Club was “disqualified […]

September 12, 2008

ITN Clips on Demand

ITN Clips on Demand ITN Source has launched Clips on Demand, the world's largest collection of broadcast-quality, ';rights-ready' video clips available for purchase and download online

September 12, 2008