Broadband TV News Today
January 27, 2015


BBC Taster acts as online lab
The BBC has today launched BBC Taster, described as a space to develop ideas for digital content and emerging technology, from across TV, Radio and Online. [Read More]

Imagine buys RGB Networks
Imagine Communications has agreed to purchase cloud-based delivery specialist RGB networks. [Read More]


Ziggo completes roll-out of Cloud TV GUI
With the addition of an update for the Cisco 8455 and 8485 interactive cable tuners Dutch cabler Ziggo has now completed the roll-out of its cloud-based GUI across its entire footprint. [Read More]


Swiss Sunrise sets IPO price range
Swiss telco Sunrise has set the price range for the shares to be issued at its upcoming IPO on the Swiss stock exchange at between CHF58 and CHF78 (€57-€76) per share, valuing the company at between CHF2.8 and CHF3.3 billion in total. [Read More]


ER Telecom adds TV Everywhere
The Russian cable operator ER Telecom has launched a TV Everywhere service. [Read More]


GS Group consolidates digital TV software activities
Russian GS Group has announced the consolidation of its digital TV software products under the GS Labs brand. [Read More]


Sundance Channel Global acquires new festival films
Sundance Channel Global has announced a number of film acquisitions from the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. [Read More]


CBS AMC Networks secures CBS Studios drama
CBS AMC Networks EMEA Channels Partnership, a joint venture between AMC Networks International – Zone and CBS Studios International, has announced a raft of new drama acquisitions for its successful CBS Channels across the EMEA region, amounting to 234 hours of content. [Read More]


Altice secures Portuguese deal approval
Portugal Telecom’s shareholders have approved the sale of its Portuguese assets to Altice. [Read More]


NTV-Plus hikes prices, Tricolor assesses market
The Russian DTH platform NTV-Plus has announced a series of price increases, effective February 1. [Read More]


A+E Networks UK promotes Heather Jones
Heather Jones has been appointed general manager, UK of A+E Networks UK. [Read More]


Vubiquity appoints Nick Ruczaj as new SVP
Vubiquity has appointed Nick Ruczaj as SVP of Commercial for EMEA and APAC. [Read More]


Multimedia Polska cuts SD services
The Polish cable operator Multimedia Polska has made major changes to its programme offer, including the withdrawal of most SD channels already available in HD. [Read More]


New twist in RTL Hungarian dispute
The dispute between the Hungarian government and RTL Klub, the country’s leading broadcaster, over a controversial ad tax has taken a new twist. [Read More]


Online sports viewing to grow ten-fold in 2025
According to new TDG research, adult broadband users spend one-fifth of their weekly TV time viewing live sports. [Read More]



Aston wins court case against Canal+
French receiver manufacturer Aston has won reprieve in its case against Canal+ before the Court of Appeal of Paris with regards to the broadcaster's plan to drop support for its Canal Ready CI+ product. [Read More]


Wuaki TV plans to expand to 15 countries
Further European expansion next year will see live in 15 countries by the end of 2015. [Read More]


Piracy continues to be one of Netflix biggest competitors
Piracy continues to be one of the biggest competitors for Netflix. [Read More]


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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: Ultra HD in Russia
Russia is making good progress in the introduction of Ultra HD services. [Read More]


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