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MTG up 8% on year

With its half year results Modern Times Group says net sales up 8% year on year to SEK 6,920. It had operating income of SEK 822 million when excluding income…

Sky helps pay for sport

As part of its campaign against the suggestion of regulated prices, and reserving more events for FTA, BSkyB has claimed that income from broadcasting plays a "key role in supporting…

US needs to protect creative content

A study by the International Intellectual Property Alliance says that if America isn’t careful, the music industry's piracy problems will hit the movie business. The study suggests that those industries…

AOL aims for content

AOL will this week unveil the early stages of a plan to become the Internet's largest provider of original content within two years. As the company prepares to spin off…

AEPOC alarmed over understanding of piracy

During the recent board meeting of AEPOC, Europe's Anti-piracy association for the protection of encrypted works and services, AEPOC discussed the "Pirate Bay" sentence in Sweden and the election of…

Judge dismisses some EPL claims against You Tube

A U.S. judge dismissed some damages claims in a copyright infringement lawsuit against Google and YouTube.com but left open the possibility that non-U.S. based rights owners could seek damages for…

Most cable customers give ‘TV Everywhere’ thumbs up

About 73 per cent of Comcast and Time Warner Cable subscribers surveyed said TV Everywhere services — which promise access to a wealth of video online for no extra charge…

France wants to restrict exclusive TV deals

The French competition authority has found that exclusive distribution agreements for pay TV content via triple play services should be restricted as they harm competition among ISPs and restrict consumer…

Sky ESPN take SPL rights

BSkyB and ESPN have struck a £65m (E75m) deal with the Scottish Premier League to air 60 live Clydesdale Bank Premier League matches each season across the UK and Ireland.…

Cox to sell Travel stake

Cox Communications has decided to sell a majority stake in the Travel Channel in an auction expected to value the cable network at $600 million or more and break the…