Just how well is IPTV doing in Central and Eastern Europe, asks Chris Dziadul?
Julian Clover sees convergence at work in Babel TV’s PC-TV hybrid.
Chris Dziadul previews the Romanian broadband convention.
One million broadband homes for BSkyB, but does the service fill the need for speed, asks Julian Clover? Broadband internet access is now supposed to be a commodity business. Really? BSkyB this week announced that it had signed up one million customers to its broadband service and a significant 70% of these upgraded to one […]
Chris Dziadul looks at Romania’s Intact Media Group. The news that Romania’s Intact Media Group (IMG) plans to launch a raft of new thematic channels next year will come as no surprise to most industry observers. The group, which was founded by the entrepreneur, now politician Dan Voiculescu and is today headed by his daughter […]
Julian Clover looks back on Whitehaven’s switch to digital transmission with the man responsible. One week on and Peter Heslop, DSO programme director at transmission company Arqiva is looking back on the first phase of the UK digital switchover programme with a certain degree of satisfaction. The process has only just begun, not only do […]
Chris Dziadul reviews the PIKE conference in Zakopane. Earlier this week I was privileged to moderate one of the most interesting panels at the Polish Chamber of Electronic Communication (PIKE) conference and exhibition in Zakopane. Entitled Cable Europe: the situation of cable operators on incumbent markets, it brought together industry representatives from no fewer than […]
Digital switchover has finally made it to the UK, and everyone says it was a success, Julian Clover is nervous. Reporting on analogue switch off, or digital switchover, as its protagonists would have it is becoming somewhat routine. Over the past few years we’ve covered the switch in Luxembourg, the Netherlands and this week Sweden. […]
Chris Dziadul foresees an eventful year in Polish cable While it may be too early to start making predictions for next year, 2008 already promises to be something of a humdinger for Poland’s cable industry. This week’s announcement from UPC that it will roll out a digital cable service in the country in Q2 is […]
Flat screens mean that HD is for all, but someone has to pay, writes Julian Clover Of the buzz technologies of the moment, and we know that these are mobile TV, IPTV and HD, it is the high definition television format that is emerging as the leader. You can largely disconnect DTT from the list, […]