Advanced Television


MySpaceTV originals

MySpaceTV unveiled its first original Web series to give its users a television-like experience with the interactive benefits of the Internet. “Roommates” will track the lives of four women in their 20s who have recently graduated from college and are living together in Los Angeles. The Web show runs through December for a total of […]

October 23, 2007

Axiom.TV family-focused Internet TV channel

Axiom.TV is set to Beta launch the first comprehensive technology to make Internet TV user- friendly, legal and safe for families. To celebrate its international Beta launch, Axiom.TV will give away the movie 'Benji' to the first 33'000 subscribers. Axiom.TV is currently in final negotiations with several of the major studios for additional movie content, […]

October 23, 2007

BBC expanding Euro channel business

BBC Worldwide plans to launch up to 14 channels across Europe over the next 12 months, with Africa and Scandinavia the next markets set to roll-out its new suite of BBC-branded channels. Earlier this month it announced a three-year carriage deal for BBC Entertainment, BBC Knowledge, BBC Lifestyle and CBeebies with Poland’s biggest satellite platform […]

October 19, 2007

'I'm a Celebrity…' live online

ITV has teamed up with Microsoft to offer web coverage of the next series of 'I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!', in November, through the MSN portal – the first time MSN has gone live with content from a UK broadcaster.

October 18, 2007

AT&T ordered to apply for cable TV licence

Connecticut State utility regulators have ordered AT&T to get a cable television licence for the IPTV service it is currently providing in Connecticut. Department of Public Utility Control commissioners said a recent ruling by a federal judge made it clear that AT&T’s “U-verse” constitutes a cable television service, and the company is operating it without […]

October 17, 2007

BBC keeps rights to US Masters golf

The BBC has retained the UK broadcasting and online rights to the US Masters golf tournament up to 2010. Sky had been keen to wrest away rights from the BBC, which has shown the Masters every year since 1986. The agreement provides the BBC with live television and radio rights, plus additional online rights.

October 16, 2007

Lin puts YouTube in TV

Lin, a multiple station owner in the US, is partnering with YouTube to launch dedicated YouTube channels for its 31 stations. The sites will feature a mix of news content from the station and user-generated video. Sixteen Hearst-Argyle stations already feature YouTube channels.

October 15, 2007

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