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Premier League fights streaming

The UK Premier League has won High Court injunctions against three websites accused of illegally streaming its live football matches over the net. The sites had been re-distributing signals from…

GekTV adds Star channels

Star and GekTV will launch three Mandarin language Star channels on the US-based GekTV IPTV platform on 15 March 2008. The three channels are Star Chinese Channel – an entertainment…

Zon can bid for DTT pay-TV channels

Zon Multimedia SGPS will be allowed to bid to operate pay-TV channels in Portugal’s digital terrestrial television (DTT) tender if it does so as a minority stakeholder in a consortium,…

Bidding for Champions League

The BBC is ready to challenge ITV and BSkyB for the right to broadcast Champions League football. Sports broadcaster Setanta is also expected to bid, but Virgin Media is thought…

Mobile TV must be free

Consumer research firm Parks Associates and entertainment technology think tank Entertainment Technology Center (ETC) have released a new study suggesting that content owners should offer more free content on mobile…

Sky Italia gets Olympics

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced an agreement with SKY Italia for the broadcast rights within Italy for the Vancouver 2010 and London 2012 Olympic Games. SKY Italia acquired the…

SkyLink launches mobile TV

The Russian CDMA-450 operator SkyLink has launched a mobile TV service using content supplied by Sistema Mass Media (SMM). SkyLink confirmed five streaming channels are currently available: 'Drive', 'Hunting and…

NBC streams retro TV

NBC Universal has revealed will stream full episodes of old TV shows, including “The A-Team”, “Buck Rogers” and “Kojak,” on its websites. Beginning this month, the shows will be available…

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,…

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…