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Warner Bros UK channel

Warner Bros is to launch its own channel, branded Warner TV, on Virgin Media and BT Vision’s on-demand service. The channel, which is the UK’s first devoted to TV series from a single studio, will feature popular US imports such as The West Wing and Nip/Tuck. Warner TV will be available for a £5-a-month (E7.25) […]

November 22, 2007

Tiscali UK signs Setanta

Tiscali UK has secured a deal to stream Setanta Sports channels live on its website. The deal will enable Tiscali customers to watch sports content online for £7.99 a month (E11.5). Users will have access to Setanta Sports 1, 2 and Golf as well as on-demand highlights through both PC and Mac platforms.

November 20, 2007

ITV mobile communities

ITV will launch a series of mobile communities for its shows that will be branded MyITV, including X-Factor, Loose Women, Britain's Got Talent, ITV Sport (covering the English Premier League, UEFA Champions League and the Formula 1 Grand Prix), and Emmerdale. Loop Mobile has been signed to create the communities based on its MOKO platform. […]

November 19, 2007

Seven planning TV, digital expansion

Channel 7 executive chairman Kerry Stokes says the Australian broadcaster plans to develop its multiple-channel TV business over the next year. Stokes also confirmed the broadcaster was appealing a Federal Court decision against it in the C7 case, in which Seven alleged its competitors had conspired to ruin its C7 sports pay television venture. Stokes […]

November 16, 2007

Vivendi entertainment website

Vivendi will start testing a new entertainment website within the next few days according to chief executive Jean-Bernard Levy. Levy said the website, developed under the project name ‘Vivendi Mobile Entertainment’, will be marketed as ‘Zoaza’.and will act as a ‘content and services platform’. Observers have seen the project as an attempt by Vivendi to […]

November 16, 2007

ITV Hot Desk mobile show

ITV has revealed its first made-for-mobile production, a celebrity interview show. 'The Hot Desk' will be free to viewers and funded through sponsorship.

November 16, 2007

Private continues aggressive IPTV/VOD rollout

Private Media Group is set to launch its content with additional European IPTV operators in Poland, the Netherlands, Italy, Greece and Portugal before the end of the year. The platform operators in these countries include leading telecoms which all offer Triple-Play featuring IPTV based Video-On-Demand. Berth Milton, CEO of Private Media Group commented: “With launches […]

November 15, 2007

Bebo launches ‘Open Media’

Bebo, the global social network unveiled Open Media, that gives media companies free and open access to Bebo’s 40 million users worldwide and the Bebo community free and open access to thousands of hours of premium entertainment content. Launch partners include CBS, MTV Networks, ESPN, the BBC, Channel Four, ITN, Yahoo! and BSkyB, as well […]

November 14, 2007

WB's Mom Logic

Warner Bros. Television Group is set to unveil its new online portal, sMomLogic.com,. The site will provide content ranging from news and original scripted Web series to how-to info and user-contributed material, all targeted at mothers. "This is not a parenting site but rather a site for women who are moms," says Hilary Estey McLoughlin, […]

November 14, 2007

Disney on mobile in Japan

Disney plans to launch mobile phone services in Japan early next year to become the newest entrant in an ultra-competitive market. Disney, which plans to halt its US-based mobile phone service in December, is now eyeing demand for its online contents in the world’s biggest market of third-generation phones. Disney would use local mobile phone […]

November 14, 2007