Ofcom has barred Sky from using a clause in its wholesale contract with Top Up TV that would have restricted the range of set-top boxes used by the pay-TV operator for distributing Sky Sports.
All major German broadcasters will be showcasing a number of interactive HbbTV applications during this year’s consumer electronics show IFA in Berlin. Public broadcaster ARD has earmarked HbbTV as the main focus for this year’s event.
Liberty Global CEO Mike Fries has told how the operator evaluated the TiVo content discovery system before opting for the multimedia home gateway that will run on technology designed to distribute voice, video and data around the home.
Romania’s RCS/RDS has finally begun to address piracy problems surrounding its pan-regional DTH platform Digi TV. Details have also begun to emerge of the latter’s subscriber numbers.
Discovery Channel has received a licence from the UK communications regulator Ofcom for a potential 3D channel.
Virgin Media has turned to long-term supplier Cisco for its first ‘TiVo inside’ set-top when the navigation technology becomes the cableco’s prime middleware later this year.
ITV has named Paul Dale as its new chief technology officer. The former CTO of Malaysian pay-TV operator Astro has previously worked for both the BBC and BSkyB and will now lead ITV’s newly formed Technology and Platforms directorate, with responsibility for transmission, broadcast services and platforms.
BSkyB has confirmed that Europe’s first 3D channel will make its consumer debut on Friday October 1. Transmitted in the side by side format, Sky 3D will offer viewers a line-up of sport, movies, entertainment and the arts.
Virgin Media has reported the strongest growth in revenues since the company’s creation four years ago.
Pace increased its first half profits by 46% on the back of a 12.9% rise in volume shipments. Announcing its results for the six months ending June 30, 2010, the world number one supplier of pay-TV set-top boxes signalled a further step into the residential gateways market with a proposed £308 million (€367 million) acquisition […]