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MBC goes ‘Wild’ over nudity

Dubai-based Arabic broadcaster MBC has apologised for accidentally showing a movie containing a nude scene. ‘Into the Wild’, directed by Sean Penn, showed a scene of partial nudity which normally…

Alan Partridge heading for Sky Atlantic

Alan Partridge heading for Sky Atlantic

Steve Coogan’s latest Alan Partridge outing, Mid Morning Matters, is reportedly set to get its UK TV premiere on Sky Atlantic. The BSkyB pay-TV channel is in pole position to…

UK cinema staff rewarded for preventing piracy

Eleven employees from cinemas across the UK have been presented with awards totalling £7,000 for their efforts in preventing illegal recordings taking place. At a specially-convened ceremony at Paramount Pictures,…

Chello DMC to deliver Dorcel TV to Europe

Chello DMC, the European digital media facilitiy, has been appointed by French broadcaster Marc Dorcel to provide content management and playout services for Dorcel TV and Dorcel TV HD. Dorcel…

Technicolor launches MediaEcho app

Technicolor has confirmed the launch of MediaEcho, an application that synchronises secondary content with Blu-ray, VoD or broadcast programming. MediaEcho synchronises a wealth of content such as cast, crew and…

ITV close to Netflix output deal

ITV close to Netflix output deal

ITV is reported to be in advanced discussions with Netflix about an output deal for video streaming service’s UK and Ireland launch. The deal would give Netflix access to ITV’s…

Video2Go from Motive Television

Described as the combination of a social TV application with the ability to stream and record video to watch when and where you want, digital television technology, software and services…

Capablue karaoke app for Smart TVs

Capablue, a VoD and Connected TV solutions provider, has developed an interactive karaoke app on Smart TVs for DigiTop. Karaoke Superstar will give consumers instant access to an extensive playlist…

Capablue develops Karaoke Superstar app for Smart TVs

Capablue, the UK’s VoD and Connected TV solutions provider, has developed an interactive Karaoke App on Smart TVs for DigiTop Ltd. Karaoke Superstar will give  consumers instant access to an…

Disney partners YouTube for original content

Disney partners YouTube for original content

Disney Interactive Media and YouTube are to co-invest $10 million to $15 million on original video series. These video shorts will be produced by Disney and distributed on a co-branded…

Sky Movies app for iPad

BSkyB has launched a free Sky Movies app for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. The app provides up-to-date information about Sky Movies, Sky Movies Box Office and the latest cinema…

Netflix UK boosted by exclusive MGM deal

Netflix UK boosted by exclusive MGM deal

Following the October revelation that it would be launching a subscription streaming service in the UK and Ireland in early 2012, Netflix has inked a new multi-year licensing agreement with…

Piracy scuppers home entertainment sales

According to independent retail analyst Verdict Research, piracy will continue to impact on the home entertainment market and slow its recovery. Consumer reluctance to spend with entertainment retailers is also…

Time Warner bids for Endemol

Time Warner has bid about $1.4 billion for Netherlands-based entertainment producer Endemol. The debt-laden producer of ‘Big Brother’ has been trying to restructure its debts for more than a year…

Arabsat’s 30 HDTV channels

Arabsat is now carrying 30 high-definition channels. The number has been boosted by the signing of a six-channel HD deal with ‘Saudi Sport’. The six HD channels are complemented by…