Advanced Television


O2TV offers Disney films

Telefónica O2 Czech Republic has signed a contract The Walt Disney Company for the distribution of its films through O2TV fixed-line television. In addition to new titles, Telefónica O2 also has access to library titles from Disney-ABC International Television’s portfolio, from which they will present 40 films over the course of every year.

October 15, 2007

Premiere slumps on Kirch return

Shares in Premiere slumped as it emerged its former owner Leo Kirch had won the rights to market Bundesliga football for the next six years. Kirch, now aged 81, saw his media empire implode in 2002 in Germany's then largest bankruptcy. Kirch is still suing Deutsche Bank for E1.6 billion over the collapse of his […]

October 12, 2007

Dailymotion brings CNN to Europe

Dailymotion, the independent video sharing site, and Turner Broadcasting System (TBS) Europe have confirmed an agreement to make news, entertainment and animation programming available to audiences across Europe. The agreement marks Turner's choice of Dailymotion as partner in the wider distribution of its content across non-linear platforms and the continued distribution of Adult Swim outside […]

October 12, 2007

No comment from EuroNews on YouTube

From Colin Mann in Cannes International news channel EuroNews has created a new channel based on its No Comment programme. On No Comment TV, Internet users will be able to view a selection of images renewed daily by EuroNews, including images that can’t be seen elsewhere. The stories are always topical and may be spectacular […]

October 11, 2007

i-concerts extends its brand reach

From Colin Mann in Cannes Music VOD service i-concerts is strengthening its brand position worldwide by launching a new global consumer facing website- The site will serve as a marketing vehicle for i-concerts VOD platforms, which are available today exclusively via IPTV and Cable VOD services across Europe. The site will allow consumers to […]

October 11, 2007

Green light for 24hr BBC Arabic service

The BBC World Service will press ahead with expanding its Arabic TV news service to a 24-hour operation and broadcasting a news channel in Farsi after the chancellor, Alistair Darling, confirmed funding plans. The new deal will see the total World Service budget rise from £246 million (E354m) this financial year to £271 million in […]

October 11, 2007

Red Dwarf on mobile TV

Fans of the international, award winning, cult sci-fi comedy series Red Dwarf, are now able to watch exclusively created ‘mobisodes’ of the show on their mobile phone via Pitch, the international mobile entertainment company. Animated episodes made up from classic moments in the show, are available on a weekly basis.

October 11, 2007

Virgin Media to offer C4 HD

Virgin Media and Channel 4 have agreed a deal where the cable operator will offer High Definition (HD) content from Channel 4 via its on demand service. Subscribers will be able to view a selection of Channel 4 programming (in Standard as well as HD) up to seven days after original transmission free of charge. […]

October 10, 2007

TiVo into music

TiVo and RealNetworks have made an agreement that will allow TiVo subscribers to listen to songs from the Rhapsody digital music service on their televisions. Both services require a monthly subscription fee of around $13 (E9.2) a month, but TiVo subscribers will receive a free one-month trial of Rhapsody. Consumers will be able to search […]

October 10, 2007

VOOM HD's ‘Virgin’ launch into UK

From Colin Mann in Cannes VOOM HD Networks has inked an agreement with UK quad-play operator Virgin Media, to trial the global VOOM HD channel starting in October 2007 as part Virgin Media’s 50Mbs Broadband Pilot in the UK. The deal, brokered by international broadcaster and distributor of thematic channels Chello Zone (formerly Zonemedia), marks […]

October 10, 2007