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TV4: Over 100 shows for download

TV4U, the 42 channel broadband network offering free Internet TV, has expanded its deal with Brightcove and now offers more than 100 classic TV and classic sports shows for download. Tv4U also plans to add an additional 100 shows to its Brightcove based download service in the coming weeks. Eventually, TV4U plans to offer all […]

September 12, 2007

3 Italia mobile football

3 Italia has launched “Scendi in campo con 3”, the new Italian Mobile TV offer dedicated to football. Subscribers can view Serie A football matches and Sky's coverage of the Champions League. Users will also have the chance to watch live the best of international football with the most interesting matches of Premiership, Bundesliga, Liga, […]

September 12, 2007

Disney to close abc1

Walt Disney Television is to axe US entertainment channel abc1, which also has a valuable Freeview slot in the UK. Disney said its inability to extend the channel’s Freeview hours into peak-time was a key factor in the decision.

September 11, 2007

NME video content

Popular music website NME.com has confirmed a major revamp to its video content, releasing more than 50 exclusive backstage interviews through iTunes and centralising the site’s video archive in a dedicated channel. All the video content is free to download and watch, although publisher IPC Ignite Digital is exploring how to commercialise the services through […]

September 11, 2007

Virgin news channel?

Virgin Media is exploring the possibility of launching a dedicated news channel with ITN as content supplier. The mooted Virgin News, which would likely broadcast on a 24-hour rolling format, would effectively complete the replacement of Sky's basic channels package, which was removed from the cable broadcaster's platform, following confirmed plans for general entertainment channel […]

September 10, 2007

DIC launches kid's channel

DIC Entertainment has launched KidsCo, a joint venture children’s channel it owns along with Sparrowhawk Media and Corus Entertainment, in Romania, Hungary, Russia, Turkey, and Poland. The children’s brand management company said carriage deals have been signed in Ukraine, where KidsCo will be launched next month, and in Asia Pacific, which will receive the service […]

September 10, 2007

FA auctions international rights

The English Football Association has put out the tender for the international broadcast rights to air live FA Cup and England home matches from 2008 to 2012. The FA is offering four overseas packages covering the FA Cup, FA Community Shield and other FA competitions, as well as England Senior and U21 matches. A bid […]

August 30, 2007

RR Sat for Loral

RRSat Global Communications Network announced that it has signed an agreement with Loral Skynet to offer distribution of video content to the Asian Market via a powerful digital platform using Loral Skynet’s Telstar 10 satellite. Through the multiplexed content delivery platform, RRSat customers will gain access to over 80 million cable households across 33 countries […]

August 30, 2007

ump on Tiscali

JTV shows from around the world will be streamed in the UK through Tiscali under a deal with on-demand broadcaster JumpTV. The partnership will see JumpTV install its video players on the Tiscali UK portal in the entertainment section. UK users of Tiscali broadband will then be able to access TV from 70 countries. “At […]

August 29, 2007

Canal Plus Internet TV deals

Canal Plus has signed deals with France Telecom’s Orange, Neuf Cegetel and Iliad’s Free to supply content from some of its channels via the internet. Subscribers to the three Internet access providers will be able to view TPS Star, Cinestar, Cineculte, Cinetoile, Piwi, Teletoon and Sport Plus via ADSL.

August 29, 2007