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Copyright industries engine of growth for US economy

According to a report commissioned by the International Intellectual Property Alliance (IIPA), in 2010 the US industries most dependent on copyright protection: Added over $930 billion in value to the…

ESPN UK acquires tennis, golf, darts content

ESPN UK acquires tennis, golf, darts content

ESPN in the UK is taking its live sports schedule beyond its core of football and rugby by securing live golf, darts and tennis programming – expanding its sports offering…

ESPN Player launches in Hong Kong

ESPN Player launches in Hong Kong

ESPN Star Sports (ESS) and now TV, Asia’s biggest sports content provider, have launched ESPN Player, a broadband sports network with live and on-demand premier sports content, exclusively in Hong…

Two new channels for Italian DTT

Two new channels for Italian DTT

Two new DTT channels have been confirmed to launch in Italy this November. Radio Capital TV is a new music TV channel which is set to launch on November 11th…

Panasonic adds free apps to VIERA TVs

Panasonic has confirmed the launch of a new Internet Social Network application, that will be available on VIERA HDTVs. The app allows users to access social media sites such as…

blinkx partners with Orb Networks

blinkx partners with Orb Networks

blinkx, the video search engine, has formed a partnership with Orb Networks to bring more than 35 million hours of TV, video and audio content to Orb BR and Orb…

Kudelski major restructure, 270 jobs cut

Kudelski major restructure, 270 jobs cut

The Kudelski Group, owner of Nagravision, has announced a major restructure to cut costs and reflect the convergence between digital TV and Internet. The company says special emphasis will be…

US Home Ents spending booms

The counter cyclical nature of home entertainment spending has been confirmed with a surge of more than 50 per cent in spending on e-commerce services such as Netflix and Amazon…

Fox, DirecTV reach agreement

Fox Networks and DirecTV have reached an agreement for DirecTV to continue carrying all Fox Networks (including FX, National Geographic Channel, Nat Geo WILD, SPEED, FUEL TV, FOX Soccer, FOX…

Update for Google TV

Update for Google TV

Admitting that the initial version of Google TV “wasn’t perfect”, Google has announced a software update aimed at providing a better user experience. Writing in the Google TV blog, Mario…

Disney-ABC deal for Amazon

Disney-ABC deal for Amazon

Amazon.com has announced a new licensing agreement with Disney-ABC Television Group that will allow Amazon Prime members to stream instantly a broad selection of library content from ABC Studios, Disney…

Netflix, Disney-ABC extend licensing agreement

Netflix and Disney-ABC Television Group have extended their previous existing licensing agreement. The extension allows Netflix to continue to stream hundreds of library episodes from ABC Studios, Disney Channel and…

Spotify in Virgin bundles

Spotify in Virgin bundles

Virgin Media has launched a range of broadband and mobile bundles which include the digital music service Spotify. Following the announcement of a partnership deal earlier this year customers will…

Viasat adds CTC to Baltic pay-TV

Viasat Broadcasting has signed a five year exclusive agreement with CTC Media, Russia’s leading independent media company, to distribute the international version of the CTC channel in the Baltic territories.…

SingTel adds Sony’s ONE channel

SingTel has signed a carriage deal with Sony Pictures Television Networks, Asia for the HD channel ONE. The channel will be added to the Singapore telco’s IPTV service ‘mio TV’…