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Arqiva supports the launch of an independent website for live alternative content

Arqiva has supported the launch of an independent website promoting live alternative content to cinemas. The new website, LiveCinemaEvents.com, allows rights holders to publish details of their available events and…

Judge rejects TVCatchup case

A UK judge has dismissed an application by TV re-streaming site TVCatchup to throw out a copyright case brought against it by Britain’s broadcasters, saying that “the claim does have…

Sky News to launch in Arabic

Sky News to launch in Arabic

Sky News is to launch an Arabic-language version. Backed 50/50 by the wealthy Abu Dhabi Media Investment Corp, the new operation will be based alongside CNN’s new Abu Dhabi news…

3D on Poland’s n

Platform ‘n’ will launch Poland’s first regular 3D TV service, to be called “nShow 3D.”  The new 3D service debuts on December 4th, with special live coverage of the European…

Pirate Bay founders lose appeal

Pirate Bay founders lose appeal

Pirate Bay’s co-founders have lost their appeal against convictions for encouraging illegal filesharing, and have had their collective fine increased by $2 million to $6.5 million. A Swedish appeals court…

Deutsche Telekom boosts IPTV content

Deutsche Telekom has confirmed it will expand the number of HD channel on its IPTV platform Entertain. From December, TNT Film HD, TNT Serie HD, Syfy HD, Sport1+ HD, Planet…

Poland’s platform ‘n’ adds BBC channels

Poland’s Platform ‘n’ DTH platform has made channel expansion a major part of its 2011 strategy. Q1 2011 marks the addition of four thematic channels from BBC Worldwide Channels– offerings…

Royal wedding to be broadcast in 3D

A planning meeting next week between the UK’s main networks on TV plans for next April’s marriage between Prince William and Kate Middleton will discuss 3D-TV coverage. Jana Bennett, BBC…

Rai 5, Mediaset Extra launch new channels

Rai 5, Mediaset Extra launch new channels

Italy’s leading broadcasters, RAI and Mediaset, have launched two new TV channels, with the goal of further boosting their DTT offerings. Rai 5 will be taking the place of Rai…

Barclays underwrites Premiership for UAE

The UK’s Export Credit scheme has secured cover from Barclays Bank to guarantee the supply of the English soccer Premiership for 3 years to Abu Dhabi Media Co. The insurance…

Major sporting events to stay on free TV in Oz

Major sporting events to stay on free TV in Oz

The Australian federal government is to create a two-tier anti-siphoning list with major iconic sporting events going into the first tier with the requirement that they be broadcast on free-to-air…

Canal Plus on Ono

Canal Plus on Ono

Prisa has continued its strategy of making premium channel Canal Plus available on a wide range of platforms by signing a deal with Ono, Spain’s largest cable operator. Canal Plus…

FilmOn network access blocked

A federal judge has temporarily blocked FilmOn.com from streaming live television shows on the Internet.  In their suit CBS, NBC, Fox, ABC and Disney said FilmOn.com “has been streaming over…

Pan-European 3D channel on Astra

Dutch TV channel Brava3D has commenced broadcasting via the Astra satellite at 23.5 degrees East. Brava3D is the first pan-European 3D channel providing a mix of classical music, opera and…

Gol TV cuts off 10,000 venues

Gol TV cuts off 10,000 venues

Spain’s first pay DTT channel Gol TV is launching a full-frontal assault on TV piracy with its decision to cut its TV signal in almost 10,000 public places (most of…