Flemish public broadcaster VRT has selected Telenor subsidiary Norkring to operate the region’s transmitter network. Norkring will pay €9.8 million for a 49% share in the new company, limited under Belgian law, with an option to increase the holding to 75%. For the time being VRT will retain the remaining 51%.
It has always been said that the final 15% will be the most difficult to convert to digital TV and Ofcom’s latest Digital Television Update shows that to be the case. In the third quarter take-up of multichannel television on main sets increased by just 0.2 points (pp) from 88.0% in Q2, and up by [...]
Virgin Media CEO Neil Berkett has signalled a change in emphasis of the cablenet’s policy towards HD channels. Speaking at the UBS 36th Annual Global Media and Communications conference he indicated Virgin would look to take advantage of Ofcom’s decision to place access to HD content on a par with premium content.
Cablecom has announced what the Swiss operator is describing as a “streamlining” of its organisational structure. Managing director Rudolf Fischer is to resign, while 150 redundancies are under consideration. Fischer, who has been at Cablecom since 2001, will remain in post until a successor has been appointed.