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Discovery Shorts set for multi-platform

From Colin Mann in London Discovery Networks EMEA has premiered a series of short films, commissioned to capture the spirit of the Discovery Channel. The collection – Discover Shorts –…

ShortsTV joins iTunes

ShortsTV is the tenth television channel to be added to Apple's line-up on the UK iTunes Store. The Channel launches with all 10 of the Oscar Nominated Short Films in…

Sport the content of choice online

In the same way that sport content was a major driver of pay-TV adoption, sports will be the single biggest driver of consumption for online video. Screen Digest forecast the…

DK for mobile

Dorling Kindersley, the world's leading non-fiction publisher, has agreed terms with Mobifusion Inc. to deliver branded mobile content products to consumers around the world. Mobifusion develops, publishes and distributes mobile…

Ericsson inks football and IPTV deals

Valtech Communications supplier of next-generation triple-play services in Canada, has chosen Ericsson’s IPTV solution to provide new and value-added television services to its customers. The solution will enable Valtech to…

Itsmy personal mobile TV channels

Mobile social network itsmy.com has launched 100,000 user-generated mobile TV channels, allowing its most active members to broadcaster their own shows to one another. Itsmy, owned by German company GoFresh,…

French footie rights

The French soccer association has announced the award of live football rights from Ligue 1 to Canal+ and Orange for four years starting this summer. The broadcasters will pay a…

Current in Italy

Current TV, the peer-to-peer news and information network, announced that it has reached a distribution agreement with SKY Italia. The deal, which calls for an Italian version of Current TV…

MTV and Sony content for MSN

MTV and Sony BMG are to provide programme clips and music videos across the MSN Video service.The deal will see clips and music videos made available via MSN Video across…

blinkx partners with Young Hollywood

blinkx, the video search engine, has unveiled a partnership with Young Hollywood to offer users a backstage pass to the site's exclusive celebrity programming. Young Hollywood, an online destination for…

Murdoch hails $250m Super Bowl

News Corps Fox network sold $250 million (E170m) in advertising revenue on the strength of the most-watched Super Bowl ever – a performance that chief executive Rupert Murdoch called “the…

Kanal 5 for Viasat and Canal

Modern Times Group (MTG) has confirmed that Viasat Broadcasting has signed an agreement with Canal Digital in Sweden to include the Kanal 5 channel on Viasat's DTH satellite and IPTV…

3 and O2 launch EyeVibe

Mobile phone companies O2 and 3 are merging their user generated video clip sites into one portal to be renamed EyeVibe, which anyone with a video-enabled mobile phone will be…

Sky gets Lost

To coincide with the launch of the fourth season, Sky customers can now watch full episodes Lost via Sky Anytime on PC, as well as catch up on content on…

French football rights extension

The French football authorities have extended the time for bidding on the TV rights to top football. The bidding, run by the Ligue de Football Professionnel, has been subject to…