Broadband TV News Today
October 25, 2014

 

AMC buys into BBC America
AMC Networks has entered into a new and long-term partnership with BBC Worldwide. Under it, the company will acquire a 49.9% equity stake in the cable channel BBC America for $200 million, with BBC Worldwide retaining 50.1%. [Read More]

DTG Testing launches Ultra HD product zoo

DTG Testing has launched the world's first Ultra HD product testing zoo with a 4K HDMI interoperability plugfest. [Read More]

 

Wuaki.tv to launch in Germany in November
Video-on-demand (VOD) provider Wuaki.tv will launch in Germany on November 25, 2014 co-founder and COO Josep Mitjà told Broadband TV News at German media industry conference Medientage München 2014. [Read More]

 

Zattoo adds DMAX HD and TLC HD in Germany
Internet TV platform Zattoo has increased its HD offering in Germany. [Read More]

 

UPC Austria to launch OTT service Horizon Go
Austria's largest cable operator UPC Austria will introduce OTT service Horizon Go on November 10, 2014. [Read More]

 

Eutelsat TV Awards – Spotlight on children’s channels
The winners of the 2014 Eutelsat TV Awards will be announced at a gala ceremony in Rome on November 28. [Read More]

 

NetRange to launch Euroleague basketball app
NetRange, a German provider of portal solutions for connected TV sets, has formed a partnership with European basketball association Euroleague to launch an exclusive app for connected TV sets. [Read More]

 

TF1 suffers news channel blow
France’s TF1 has suffered a major setback in its future plans – including a possible closure – of news and information-based channel LCI. [Read More]

 

Poles opt for mobility and multiscreen
Two in five Poles (42%) would like to watch programmes on TV sets with access to the internet, according to a report undertaken by Market Research for UPC Polska, the country’s leading cable operator. [Read More]

 

Belgacom continues to grow Proximus TV
Belgacom has reported double-digit growth of its Proximus TV IPTV service, up 33,0004 subscriptions, increasing the total TV customer base to 1,558,000. [Read More]

 

AMC secures Czech licence
The Czech Republic’s Council for Radio and TV Broadcasting (RRTV) has awarded AMC Networks Hungary a satellite TV licence. [Read More]

 

Google to launch Mark II Chromecast
Just 15 months after the launch of Google Chromecast, a second version is on the way. [Read More]

 

YouView adds BBC Connected Red Button
YouView has added the BBC's Connected Red Button to its platform, alongside the new version of the iPlayer. [Read More]

 

MTG prepares for Russian ban
MTG CEO Jørgen Madsen Lindemann has said the media company is already feeling the effects of the soon to be introduced Russian pay-TV channel advertising ban. [Read More]

 

OUTtv speeds up European expansion
Gay-lifestyle television channel OUTtv has chosen satellite operator Hispasat for distributing its content to cable networks in Europe. [Read More]

 

EDITORS CHOICE

Liberty Global expands Horizon in Germany
Unitymedia Kabel BW, the German subsidiary of US media company Liberty Global, will deploy multimedia box Horizon to its cable customers in federal state Baden-Württemberg from November 3, 2014. [Read More]

 

Forthnet-Multichoice merger signals takeover moves
Forthnet is to merge its pay-TV subsidiary Forthnet pay TV telecommunication services and holdings (FMH) and Multichoice Hellas. The move is being seen as a possible precursor to a takeover of the company. [Read More]

 

New tax burden for Magyar Telekom
Hungary plans to introduce a new tax next year aimed specifically at ISPs, according to Mihály Varga, the country’s National Economy Minister. [Read More]

 

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COLUMNS

Julian Clover Clover’s Week: Holding pattern
Anyone who flies regularly into London's Heathrow Airport will be familiar with the stacking that takes place at peak times – often off-peak times – before coming into land. [Read More]

 

Chris Dziadul Chris Dziadul Reports: TV’s legal woes
2014 is likely to be remembered as the year of controversial new laws and taxes in Central and Eastern Europe. [Read More]

 

Editors: Robert Briel, Julian Clover and Chris Dziadul

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