Advanced Television


Hulu secures FremantleMedia global first look deal

Marking the first time an international distributor has signed a first look deal with an online video service, FremantleMedia Enterprises (FME), a leading creator and producer of entertainment brands, and Hulu have announced an agreement for international distribution rights to the online video service’s original commission programming. The deal, which enables FME to distribute Hulu […]

March 12, 2012By Colin Mann

Ofcom complains to Dutch regulator about porn TV

Ofcom has lodged a complaint with the Dutch media regulator about adult chat channels which are licensed in the Netherlands but broadcast in the UK. Ofcom says channels such as Babestation and Smile TV are accessible by children on Freeview and considers they may be in breach of regulations regarding the promotion of website content […]

March 9, 2012

Orange cinema series on CanalSat

The Canal+ Group and Orange have confirmed that the five channels from the Orange cinema series bundle will be available on CanalSat from April 5th. Orange cinema series, which includes HD Orange cinemax, will be available: As part of the Pack Grand Cinema package, the Tout CanalSat package or as an individual option covering the […]

March 9, 2012

Quickflix signs content deal with BBC Worldwide

Quickflix has entered a content licensing arrangement with the BBC Worldwide Australia. The agreement will provide television series from BBC Worldwide’s catalogue of British drama and comedy and be available to Quickflix subscribers in Australia from late March. The agreement with BBC Worldwide is the second deal to provide television series content to the Quickflix […]

March 9, 2012

Channel 4 launches 4seven

UK public service commercial broadcaster Channel 4 is launching a new service – 4seven – the first new channel for the broadcaster since 2005. Delivering a keynote speech at the FT Digital Media Conference in London, David Abraham, Channel 4 Chief Executive, described the channel as containing “the noisiest bits of Channel 4”. Launching across […]

March 8, 2012By Colin Mann

Google Play digital store

Google has launched a new online store branded Google Play, – offering consumers a one- stop marketplace for music, movies, books, apps and other digital media content. The Google Play store will create a unified digital entertainment destination that combines the company’s Android Market app store, as well as other stores including Google Music and […]

March 8, 2012

Sky Italia piracy network busted

Italy’s Financial Police (Guardia di Finanza) has uncovered a network of illegal reception of pay-TV platform Sky Italia, with 26 people denounced for “alleged fraud” following an investigation. Police in Vallo della Lucania near Salerno were able to trace the scam, carried out throughout most of Italy, which allowed, via single pay-TV subscription and an […]

March 8, 2012From Branislav Pekic in Rome

Singaporeans among worst online piracy offenders

Data from copyright-holders show Singapore has one of the highest incidences of online digital piracy in the Asia-Pacific region, Law Minister K Shanmugam has told the nation’s Parliament. On average, it is estimated there are more than 300,000 cases of illegal downloading each month, the worst among 15 countries in the region, he said. Shanmugam […]

March 8, 2012

Sky lines up multi-platform F1 coverage

As the start of the 2012 Formula 1 season fast approaches, Sky Sports has revealed further details of the multi-platform coverage it is putting in place to accompany coverage on Sky Sports F1 HD, which goes live on Sky channel 408 on Friday 9th March. In addition to the brand new channel, multi-platform coverage includes: […]

March 7, 2012By Colin Mann

Wal-Mart set to confirm UltraViolet support

As reported by on February 28th, further reports have emerged that US retail giant Wal-Mart is set announce its support for the UltraViolet digital movie technology at a media event to be held in Los Angeles next Tuesday. As the nation’s biggest seller of DVDs – responsible for up to 40 per cent of […]

March 7, 2012By Colin Mann