Telenor Satellite Broadcasting (TSBc) is to open a second orbital slot focussed on the Middle East after moving the Thor III satellite to the 4 degrees West position also used by the Amos satellite system. It follows the completion of the transfer of traffic to the new Thor 6 satellite launched from Korou last October.
Today, the Dutch telecoms regulator OPTA is holding a meeting with all parties concerning third party access to the analogue cable networks of UPC and Ziggo. Besides the two cable operators, all the potential market entrants will be present.
UK supermarket Sainsbury’s will give away special glasses in the run up to a week of 3D programmes on Channel 4 this autumn.
Israel’s Supreme Court has rejected plans by the telco Bezeq to merge its operations with those of its DTH satellite platform Yes.
Denmark’s largest cable company YouSee has responded to the forthcoming analogue switch-off, and the full launch of the Boxer pay-TV packages, by making its digital packs freely available to all its subscribers.
Key local and international channels form the basis of the line-up for Boxer’s DTT pay packages for the Danish market, it was announced today.
Towercom has won the second Slovak DTT tender, beating off rival bids from Telecom Corp and Canada’s Valtech Communications.
After several false starts German public television is reigniting its interest in the HD format with the Athletics World Championships, taking place in Berlin between August 15 and 23.
Portuguese cablenet Zon Multimedia has announced plans for the commercial deployment of a 1 Gbps broadband internet service.
News Corp has further demonstrated its commitment to the German pay-TV market by taking its share in the freshly rebranded Sky Deutschland close to 40%.