Advanced Television


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

Simply Sports channels

Online video group Simply Media is diversifying into male-oriented programming, having acquiring a majority stake in online golf channel for an undisclosed sum. The group has announced plans to launch a suite of sports channels branded Simply Sports.

August 27, 2007

Spanish soccer war hots up

From David Del Valle in Madrid The dispute between Sogecable, owner of Cuatro and Digital Plus, and Mediapro, shareholder in TV channel La Sexta, over football TV rights has intensified following the decision of Audiovisual Sport, the Sogecable-controlled company that manages the football rights to suspend providing football broadcasts to Mediapro over nonpayment of fees […]

August 26, 2007

BT, Sony video phone on PSP

BT Group and Sony have unveiled new software that will allow gamers using portable PlayStations to make video and voice calls and send instant messaging. They said the Go!Messenger wireless software for Sony’s PlayStation Portable (PSP) handheld game player was set for commercial launch in January 2008. In a battle for supremacy against Japanese rival […]

August 26, 2007

TVE International pulls out of Hispasat

From David Del Valle in Madrid TVE International’s transmissions to Europe cannot be watched anymore through Hispasat (30º West) as the channel has controversially decided to pull out of the Spanish satellite. The satellite had been distributing the channel free-to-air since 2002. TVE International is now available on Eutelsat’s Hot Bird (13º East) and Astra […]

August 24, 2007

Viasat Scandinavia adds Warner Bros

Viasat Broadcasting has entered a licensing deal with Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group for Warner’s feature films to be aired on Viasat OnDemand and CDON on demand services in Scandinavia. The agreement will enable users of Viasat’s and CDON’s on demand services to order and view content on a video on demand basis (VOD) via […]

August 24, 2007

Aniboom on YouTube

Aniboom, an Internet site for animators to create and share original clips, is launching its own channel on video site YouTube. A small start-up founded in Israel last year, Aniboom offers professional and amateur animators a place to showcase their clips and test their popularity with Web audiences. The company also provides tools for creating […]

August 22, 2007

OFT to look at CRR

The Office of Fair Trading will make its decision on whether to review contracts rights renewal by the end of summer. With the start of the TV trading season – which will see advertising deals struck between broadcasters and media agencies for 2008 – starting next month, any decision to review CRR is unlikely to […]

August 22, 2007