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%.
Eurosport 2 is to join its sister channel in the launch of a HD feed.
12:00 Update: BSkyB has announced plans to launch the UK’s first 3D television service. The move comes after the satcaster reported the highest increase in subscriber numbers for five years. The launch of push VOD is also slated for 2010.
The five RaiSat channels are reportedly preparing to leave the Sky Italia platform with effect from August 1.
Setanta Sports is looking to recommence broadcasting to the UK after the Broadcasting Commission of Ireland agreed two new satellite licences.
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.