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ITV and Hulu content and equity deal?

ITV and Hulu are to sign a deal allowing the platform to distribute full-length ITV shows- some exclusively. As part of the deal ITV will gain an equity stake in…

Sony movie release goes to connected TV before DVD

Sony will make its new animated hit "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs" available to viewers directly through Internet-enabled televisions and Blu-ray players before the movie is released on DVD.…

Dish tries to trademark ‘TV Everywhere’

Dish Network has filed for trademark protection on “TV Everywhere,” which the satellite operator plans to use for its forthcoming Slingbox-enabled set-top box. Dish filed the “TV Everywhere” trademark application…

Ofcom rejects BBC encryption on Freeview

Ofcom has rejected the BBC’s request to introduce encryption to Freeview to limit the illegal copying of high-definition TV shows, until issues raised by organisations including the Open Rights Group…

Echostar integrates Latens

EchoStar Europe has integrated Latens' card-less CA and middleware solution with its hybrid HDX-600 platform to create a secure and readily deployable solution for IPTV and broadband TV operators. "In…

Playboy loses $14m in Q3

Playboy Enterprises’ revenue fell $14m in Q3, on the back of lower income from its international TV channels and magazines. The company, which publishes Playboy magazine worldwide and creates TV…

Ofcom rejects BBC encryption on Freeview

Ofcom has rejected the BBC’s request to introduce encryption to Freeview to limit the illegal copying of high-definition TV shows, until issues raised by organisations including the Open Rights Group…

EU 'compromise' on file-sharers

The European Parliament and Council will include in its Telecoms Reform Package an entitlement for all broadband customers in all 27 EU states to be put through a “fair and…

Australian rights case 'we have no right to disconnect'

Australian ISP IINET chief Michael Malone has told the NSW Federal Court that the ISP’s service agreements did not provide it with sufficient contractual rights to take action against customers…

Kudelski refreshes OpenTV offer

The Kudelski Group has issued a letter to OpenTV shareholders regarding the tender offer commenced by Kudelski in October valuing Open at $215 million. It states: "We firmly believe that…