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Disney: ISPs should ban pirates

Bob Iger, the chief executive of the Walt Disney Company, has called on Internet service providers to ban people who illegally download content. In July, six In July, six of the UK’s biggest ISPs signed a memorandum of understanding with the government, music industry body the BPI and the Motion Picture Association to reduce illegal […]

September 10, 2008

UK brands failing to monetise digital media strategies

Market research by industry analyst, Redshift Research, on behalf of Oxygen8 Communications, has found that major UK brands are still failing to monetise their digital The research finds that whilst consumers are interested in accessing more services from organisations on their mobile phones, corporates and media companies are failing to make the most of digital […]

September 8, 2008

Chellomedia to buy Spektrum

Chellomedia, the content subsidiary of cable operator Liberty Global, is to buy Spektrum, a documentary channel in eastern Europe, in the company's fifth acquisition in Although no figure has been confirmed, Chellomedia is believed to be paying £60m (E74.4m) for Spektrum, which is owned by HBO Central Europe, a joint venture between Home Box Office, […]

September 8, 2008

Philips takes over Teletrax

Royal Philips Electronics has assumed full ownership of its former joint venture Teletrax, the world's first global broadcast intelligence company. Philips plans to combine Teletrax

September 4, 2008

Liberty spin off Entertainment

Liberty Media Corporation announced that it has authorised its management to proceed with development of a plan to distribute to the holders of Liberty Entertainment The transaction would be effected as the redemption of all outstanding shares of Liberty Entertainment tracking stock in exchange for shares of the subsidiary. The subsidiary, which would become a […]

September 4, 2008

Kudelski Group reports Q1

Total revenues and other operating income came in at CHF 424.2 million (E262m), which is slightly up compared to the first half 2007. Kudelski reported an operating loss of CHF 18.5 million and a net loss of CHF 39.8 million. The Group forecasts to deliver a profitable second half, while the bulk of the economic […]

August 31, 2008

Studios back Sony multi-DRM content format

As Sony Pictures presents it, the tentatively named Open Market will involve a neutral third party that will manage device registrations such as TVs, PCs and portable devices, which will then allow users to play their movie rentals or purchases on all their registered devices. The so-called domain provider will let consumers purchase devices freely […]

August 28, 2008

TiVo recommends deal

The alliance is part of a push by TiVo to differentiate itself from digital video recorders offered by cable companies, which have managed to find a bigger audience.

August 28, 2008

ITN for Dailymotion and MUZU

Dailymotion users are encouraged to share video with their friends, upload it on blogs and spread it across the web. The service is funded by advertising across channel pages with revenue shared between ITN On and Dailymotion. MUZU TV has also signed a content deal with ITN for access to 80,000 hours of content from […]

August 21, 2008