Advanced Television


Pan-European 3D channel on Astra

Dutch TV channel Brava3D has commenced broadcasting via the Astra satellite at 23.5 degrees East. Brava3D is the first pan-European 3D channel providing a mix of classical music, opera and ballet in 3D quality. Jur Bron, CEO of Brava3D, said: “Launching Brava3D is a logical next step following the international success of BravaHD. The ASTRA […]

November 23, 2010

Gol TV cuts off 10,000 venues

Spain’s first pay DTT channel Gol TV is launching a full-frontal assault on TV piracy with its decision to cut its TV signal in almost 10,000 public places (most of them, bars, restaurants, hotels) where its broadcasts are allegedly being hacked. Mediapro, owner of Gol TV, has reported the case to the police and urged […]

November 23, 2010From David Del Valle in Madrid

Nickelodeon on MBC

MTV Networks International (MTVNI), a division of Viacom, and MBC Group, the leading pan-Arab, free-to-air satellite broadcasting company, have confirmed the signing of a multi-platform deal spanning TV, digital media and consumer product rights to Nickelodeon’s renowned portfolio of hit content in the Middle East. Viewers can now tune in to MBC 3, the premier […]

November 22, 2010

US Senate OKs online piracy bill

The US Senate Judiciary Committee approved a bill that would give US law enforcement more tools to crack down on websites abroad engaged in piracy of movies, television shows and music. The Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act, which has the support of the entertainment industry but has been strongly criticised by digital rights and […]

November 19, 2010

sixx HD launching in Germany

SES Astra has confirmed that sixx HD will launch in high-definition (HD) quality on HD+ on December 1st. HD+ is SES Astra’s technical platform for the transmission and reception of TV programmes in HD quality via satellite in Germany. sixx HD is a channel of the ProSiebenSat.1 group targeting a female audience. It is the […]

November 19, 2010

Gearhouse Broadcast has The X Factor for seventh year running

When you are organising the nation’s favourite musical talent show then only the very best audio broadcast equipment and studio solutions will do. That’s why for the seventh year running Talkback Thames have awarded the radio microphone and audio equipment contract for their ratings topping flagship show to broadcast solution specialists Gearhouse Broadcast. In conjunction […]

November 19, 2010

US anti-piracy showdown looms

The proposed legislation to combat Internet counterfeiting that has pitted Hollywood and television networks against Web giants Amazon, Google and Yahoo over how law enforcement authorities should prevent digital theft.  The bill, sponsored by Senator Patrick Leahy with the backing of 17 senators, would allow law enforcement to scrap infringing sites by taking down the […]

November 18, 2010

Touch MTV app for Samsung Galaxy Tab

MTV has launched an app on the Samsung Galaxy tablet. The app will come preloaded on the device and MTV hopes advertisers will want to use the partnership to reach its young audience on another device. The content on the app will include five full-length videos from popular MTV shows. Users will also be able […]

November 17, 2010

Discovery buying UKTV?

On the heels of buying the BBC out of its international business, Discovery now seems the favourite to buy UKTV from Virgin Media. The channel line up has been on the block for some time, and not for the first time, but reports say the same old problems in closing a deal persist: the complexity […]

November 16, 2010

Content King only if you own it

ITV’s revenues and profits are resurgent, proving again that it has the world’s simplest business model and that you are just unlucky if you end up running it (or any other FTA commercial channel) in an advertising down turn. But the new management team says it doesn’t want to ride its luck and has set […]

November 16, 2010