Advanced Television


Raindance movies online

The Raindance Film Festival will this week become the first to simultaneously show its movies via the web, claiming the initiative could help establish a new revenue model for independent filmmakers. The Independent film event in London has done a deal with broadband provider Tiscali to make six of its films available to all via […]

September 25, 2007

The History Channel on demand in Korea

The History Channel has made its Video on Demand debut in Korea following recently signed agreements with Gretech and Hanaro Telecom. Through the deal with Gretech, The History Channel has a branded service on the Info & Entertainment offering of GOM TV, an advertising supported broadband video player. Hanaro Telecom agreed to debut The History […]

September 21, 2007

AOL signs ABC

Walt Disney’s ABC has become the latest major network to strike a deal with AOL allowing its full-length prime-time shows to be available free on the Time Warner-owned portal. ABC shows will be available on AOL effective immediately, a few weeks before NBC Universal and News Corp.’s Fox are expected to launch their jointly owned […]

September 21, 2007

MTV 'active' network

Viacom’s MTV is to launch a new Internet social network sponsored by foundations operated by the founders of Microsoft and AOL to encourage youth activism. The site,, is designed to be a resource for social and political issues, aiming to inform as well as let users connect with other like-minded people on issues from […]

September 21, 2007

Penthouse TV for US

New Frontier Media, a producer and distributor of general and adult-themed entertainment, has made an exclusive, long-contract with Penthouse Media Group, of one of the world’s leading men’s lifestyle publications, to deliver Penthouse-branded adult television content in the US. Under terms of the deal, New Frontier Media will develop and launch a Penthouse-branded linear TV […]

September 20, 2007

Arsenal signs for Setanta

Arsenal and Setanta have signed a six-year deal for a club channel to be screened on the satellite broadcaster, providing the Premier League club with a new income stream for delayed rights to its matches. The deal mirrors a similar agreement made between Setanta and Liverpool in July, which sees the club’s exclusive channel launched […]

September 19, 2007

Virgin 1, October 1

Virgin 1, the general entertainment channel that aims to take on Sky One, will launch on October 1st. The channel will be available on Freeview, satellite and cable. Virgin Media’s catch-up TV, previews and exclusive content will also be available online. Virgin Media has acquired the rights to several high profile US shows ahead of […]

September 19, 2007

BBC scores Super Bowl rights

BBC Sport will broadcast the Super Bowl live, over the next two years, having signed an exclusive free-to-air deal with the NFL. The deal will also include exclusive free-to-air highlights of the NFL London game on 28 October 2007 between the Miami Dolphins and the New York Giants at Wembley Stadium, plus any other NFL […]

September 17, 2007

Zinkia and Vodafone Spain's Pocoyo TV

Spanish animation company Zinkia has teamed up with Vodafone Spain to create Spain's first kids‚ mobile TV channel, Pocoyo TV. The streamed channel, which debuts during September 2007 in Spain on Vodafone live!, offers viewers the chance to watch back-to back episodes of the animated series, when they want and where they want, in English […]

September 17, 2007

Web-only show 'Quarterlife'

The creative minds behind such TV shows as 'Thirtysomething' and 'My So-Called Life' are launching a Web-based show, hoping to find the artistic freedom online that they say is lacking on broadcast networks. The show, called 'Quarterlife', will debut November 11 on and will also be paired with its own social networking site that […]

September 17, 2007