The BBC Executive has pledged to work more closely with the industry, particularly the DTG, on the development of Project Canvas. It follows widespread criticism of the lack of openness surrounding the IPTV proposals.
Arqiva has confirmed plans to launch a new VOD service, the basis of which will be the VOD technology left in limbo by Project Kangaroo.
TivùSat has given details of the receiver-decoders that will be required to receive the Italian free-to-view platform at launch on July 31.
Two of the four Dutch RTL channels will be available on UPC nets in an HD simulcast from October onwards.
10.30 Update: Nine slots on the Sky Digital EPG are to be auctioned off after Setanta Sports administrator Deloitte appointed Canis Media to handle the process.
Romania’s Ministry of Communications has produced a strategic plan for the transition to digital broadcasting.
Polish president Lech Kaczynski has vetoed the country’s proposed new media law.
Agcom is to investigate whether the possibility of RAI pulling its channels from Sky Italia in favour of Tivù Sat would be in breach of the public broadcaster’s platform neutrality. The move would see the departure of its three flagship channels, Rai Uno, Rai Due and Rai Tre, as well as its digital portfolio.
Norges Televisjon (NTV) has said it is relieved that the ministry of culture and church affairs has agreed to vary the terms of its licence, reversing the requirement to hold back capacity for a second pay-TV operator on the terrestrial network.
The Polish public broadcaster TVP plans to launch what will be the country’s sixth DTH platform by the end of this year.