France tops IPTV list, according to reasearch from Dittberner.
Irish commercial station Channel 6 is calling for new must carry legislation that would give Irish channels priority on the EPGs of multichannel operators. Channel 6 is about to launch on Sky Digital, but has been offered a low position when compared to those held by the Irish public broadcaster RTE. The Irish version of […]
The Czech public broadcaster CT has announced that its revenues are likely to reach CZK6.46 billion (€233.3 million) in 2007. With advertising on the station being gradually phased out, the income from commercials will be down to some CZK724 million from last year’s CZK1.050 billion. Revenues from receiver licence fees will meanwhile grow, boosted by […]
Consolidation in the Hungarian telecom marketplace is gathering momentum, with the latest deal seeing Hungarian Telephone and Cable Corp. (HTCC) acquire Invitel from American International Group and GMT Communication Partners for €470 million. It is now expected that HTCC, which is 63% owned by Denmark’s TDC, will be able to compete more effectively with the […]
The Portuguese government has said that digital terrestrial television transmissions are likely to start in 2008. Minister for parliamentary matters Santos Silva said the commencement of the tender process would allow Portugal to comply with the European Union’s objective to have completed the digital switchover process by 2012. The much-delayed digital TV project at one […]
A sixth DTT multiplex will shortly go live in the Swedish capital Stockholm and the areas surrounding Uppsala and Västeräs. The multiplex was initiated to carry the international service of the Finnish public broadcaster YLE and is scheduled to go on air in mid- March. Under a 40-year old agreement YLE is distributed in Sweden […]
Pace Micro Technology has announced the appointment of Stuart Hall as the company’s new chief financial officer. He joins from the AIM-listed wafer foundry IQE plc in early April 2007. Hall will replace finance director David Brockstrom who leaves Pace on February 2. Damien Wilkinson, currently the technology company’s group financial controller, will lead the […]
Apple CEO Steve Jobs announced at the MacWorld in San Francisco that 50 million television episodes have been sold in the iTunes Store, as well as 1.3 million movies and over 2 billion songs. Also, Paramount will join the store as a supplier of movies.
What’s in a name? Apple decided to call its home entertainment hub AppleTV, since last September known under its codename iTV. What does it do? It brings all iTunes content from your Mac or PC on your widescreen TV, including movies, TV shows, music, photos and podcasts.
Oslo-based Comvie is to launch a triple play package over its IPTV network. The company has selected Latens’ FCAS conditional access system as well as the Belfast company’s VOD encryption engine to secure its live TV and video on demand services. FCAS is being promoted as a scalable system that can be progressively upgraded as […]