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Freeview NZ developments

Freeview in New Zealand has welcomed two major developments that have taken place in NZ Digital Television. The first is the news yesterday that TVNZ 6 and TVNZ 7 are…

Sony AXN HD for Portugal

Sony Pictures Television (SPT) has confirmed its second high definition channel in Europe with the launch in Portugal on April 6th of its general entertainment, action and adventure channel, AXN…

Digital Rights Group partners with Hulu

From Colin Mann at IPTV World Forum Marking Hulu's first UK deal, the online video service has signed with Digital Rights Group (DRG) to roll out titles from its catalogue.…

Joost and Hulu boost international

Hulu has further signaled its international intent with the hiring of a dedicated international SVP to acquire TV rights. Johannes Larcher had previously been search firm overture's international GM, the…

UKTV Really?

After Dave and Watch, UKTV has unveiled its latest channel rebrands, with UKTV Style to become Home and UKTV Gardens renamed Really. The new names are the penultimate stage of…

UK: £1.3bn illegal video

Research from Coda Research Consultancy estimates that UK Internet users watch at least £1.3 billion worth of video content a year through illegal file sharing, and that video rights owners…

Disney content for YouTube

Disney has struck a deal with Google’s online video network YouTube to distribute short-form content from ESPN and ABC. The agreement would extend the Internet reach for ESPN’s sports highlights…

FRAPA tracks formats

From Colin Mann in Cannes FRAPA, the Format Recognition and Protection Association, is undertaking a comprehensive report on the global format industry. The report – TV Formats To The World…

Setanta nears rocks?

Things are not looking good for bleak for Setanta the Irish pay TV operator with two investors completely writing off their investment. Private equity firm Doughty Hanson, which owns 20…

Peace Point content on Joost

Peace Point Entertainment has confirmed the availability of a selection of its content on Joost.com. Available immediately, 74 episodes from five award-winning Peace Point series will be available to viewers…