ITV has confirmed it has completed consumer trials of its new ITV Pay Player. Long form video requests have increased by 20% driven by mobile and the broadcaster has redeveloped its News and Sport online sites.
SES has announced the extension of its 24-transponder framework agreement with Canal+. The Astra operator has also extended a single transponder deal with the UK’s Channel 5.
Eutelsat Communications is in the final phase of preparation of satellite transmissions of the London Olympic Games, the world’s leading international multi-sport events, expected to generate over 2,000 hours of satellite transmissions.
Capacity on four Eutelsat satellites has been booked by broadcasters from Europe, the Middle East, Asia and South America to transmit live coverage of 300 events in 36 sports as well as official ceremonies, interviews and breaking news.
ANT has GlobalSat, the Chinese manufacturer of satellite and terrestrial products has licensed its ANT Galio HbbTV Platform.