The BBC iPlayer catch-up TV service to continues to grow in popularity with the added benefit of driving audiences to the BBC website at www.bbc.co.uk.
Popular BBC Television programmes are to be made available through the Apple iTunes Store in the UK following an agreement with BBC Worldwide.
Rebuffed by the Israeli operator Spacecom, SES has signalled its intention to pursue other acquisitions, with SES CEO Romain Bausch indicating to a conference call on its 2007 financials that other talks are already in play.
Opposition to the Arab satellite TV charter is growing. This week the Arab Ministers of Information agreed on the adoption of a charter regulating ‘Principles for Organising Satellite TV in the Arab World’.
Eutelsat Communications has increased net income by 18.5% and added 3.4% to its revenues as the Paris-based satellite operator reported its first half results ending December 31, 2007. The company reported an EBITDA of €349.2 million, an increase of 5.9%, on revenues of €429.4m.
The introduction of additional services including HD and multiroom helped increase revenues in the Canal Digital Group in fourth quarter results published today.
Liberty Global has identified Russia, along with China and India, as markets for further expansion.
Telenor and Time Warner have emerged as potential purchasers of Nordic pay-TV group C More, should present owners ProSieben Sat.1 Media AG proceed with a sale of the company.
The French football authorities have extended the timetable for bidding on the TV rights to first division football.
The Polish public broadcaster TVP has effectively ruled out launching a DTH platform this year, and certainly before the Beijing Olympics.