British viewers are increasingly relying on broadband-delivered on demand TV services rather than turn on their digital TV sets.
The French online virtual PVR service Wizzgo is no longer allowed to include programmes from the channels M6 and W9, according to a ruling by the Tribunal de Grande Instance in Paris. Viewers can record programmes from all 18 French DTT channels and play them back on their computer, Media Centre or video iPod.
Following media reports that the German mobile TV operator Mobile 3.0 wants to hand back its licence, the media authorities are now demanding ‘a signal’ from the company on its intentions. Thomas Langheinrich, chairman of the DLM, the joint committee of chairmen of the various state media authorities, wrote a letter to the operator, demanding […]
The Polish MSO Multimedia Polska is preparing to buy a number of smaller cable operators.
Greece is set to introduce DTT transmissions on November 1, 2008, according to Minister of State, Theodoros Roussopoulos. State broadcaster ERT will be the first to take its test broadcasts nationwide.
Premiere is aiming to convert the hundreds of thousands of pirate viewers illegally viewing the platform into legitimate subscribers through a new campaign. The German DTH operator, currently in the final stages of a card swap out programme will use “special distribution channels” to target the non-payers.
Virgin Media customers added an additional 136,800 services in the second quarter, more than double the 59,000 so-called RGUs (Revenue Generating Units) added in the equivalent period in 2007. Virgin has also been able to continue to pull down its monthly churn from 1.8% in the second quarter of 2007 to 1.3%.
The first audience research into the use of the iPlayer has been made available by the BBC. It paints a picture of the average user of the online catch-up TV service who is male, aged about 40, in a full time job, with a partner, but no children.
Premiere has given details of the upgrade to its conditional access system, which the German pay-TV operator is confident will deal a fatal blow to the piracy problem that has dogged it in recent years.
Fifty-six per cent of all French homes now watch digital television, via DTT, DTH, IPTV or cable, according to the latest research by NPA Conseil on behalf of TDF. This marks an increase of 4.3% compared with three months earlier.