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FRAPA hits back in formats spat

On June 24, Howard Davine, executive vice-president of ABC Studios, allegedly wrote a memo to executive producers urging them to "carefully scrutinise" whether licensing foreign formats "is necessary or appropriate".…

Digital distribution hits Private

Sales decreased to E5.2 million for the three-month period ended June 30, 2008. The company reported a net loss of E0.8 million for the quarter. Private Media Group CFO Johan…

Microsoft’s Zune goes to Hollywood

Although Microsoft has denied that Zune would expand into communications in a similar manner to the iPhone, the company admitted that it was in an “exploratory phase” regarding supplementing the…

US Olympics fans go online

NBC Olympics tops the survey, ahead of Yahoo Olympics, AOL Olympics; Beijing2008.cn and New York Times Olympics. Rounding out the top 10 are ESPN Olympics, USA Today Olympics, Olympics.org, BBC…

SafeNet secures CCTV online Olympics

CCTV.com has been recognised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) as the only official internet/mobile broadcaster of the 2008 Summer Olympic Games, and therefore owns exclusive rights to the broadcast…

Vodafone, MTV launch Soundbites

The service will be available on TV, via a website (http://www.mtv-vodafonesoundbites.com) and on mobile (wap.mtv-vodafonesoundbites.com) as a series of twenty one, three minute shows from early August. The website and…

UK CC extends invite for Kangaroo comments

The CC said it is also extending the timetable for the inquiry while it awaits important information on details of the joint venture, which are still being negotiated by the…

China fights Olympic piracy

The State Administration of Radio, Film and Television, China's Internet and broadcast content regulator, has ordered all Web sites to respect CCTV's broadcast rights, online and offline. CCTV, also China's…

NASCAR goes mobile

NDS reports fiscal year, goes private

The group reported revenues of $850.1 million, an increase of 20 per cent over the previous year, while operating income rose 21.8 per cent by the same comparison to reach…